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Epilepsy Fellowships(ACGME and non-ACGME) at UT Health/McGovern Medical School (Fall 2020&July 2021)

UT Health
Houston, Texas
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FALL 2020 AND JULY 2021

We are looking for a non-ACGME fellow to start Fall 2020 and have two positions for either ACGME or non-ACGME fellows to start in July 2021.

The ACGME epilepsy fellowship position is for one, extendable to two years. Fellowship applicants must have completed a residency program in neurology, child neurology or general psychiatry. The fellowships are based in the Texas Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (TCEP) at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth and Memorial Hermann – TMC in Houston, TX. The TCEP is one of the largest epilepsy surgery programs in the US, performing in excess of 100 surgeries per year, and utilizes cutting edge technologies including robotic stereotactic EEG (SEEG), MR guided laser interstitial thermal therapy (LITT), magnetoencephalography (MEG), Responsive Neural Stimulation (RNS) and Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS). It boasts renowned faculty who are international opinion leaders and teachers, expert in SEEG and invasive studies of the human brain. Some of the faculty are active, federally (NIH) funded researchers, and there are many opportunities for mentorship and publications in clinical and translational research. It is expected that upon graduation from fellowship, the candidate will be highly competent in the medical and surgical management of intractable focal epilepsy, including neuromodulation for epilepsy, and an expert in epilepsy neurophysiology.

The fellowship program is designed to maximize learning and clinical experience, and is thus suitable for those planning careers in academic hospital medicine, as well as those headed for private practice. Training begins with a mandatory 8-week epilepsy neurophysiology course that provides a highly effective introduction to clinical EEG, followed by weekly didactics. 

The TCEP has busy weekly surgical patient management conferences, a monthly surgical neuropathology conference and weekly epilepsy outpatient clinics. Participation in national and international epilepsy meetings is encouraged and candidates will be sponsored to attend one or more of the international SEEG teaching courses. Clinical rotations include the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Continuous ICU-EEG, Routine EEGs, and electives in Intra-operative Monitoring and Sleep.

The Non-ACGME fellowship is a one-year fellowship focused on intractable epilepsy management, intracranial EEG and advanced imaging modalities. Applicants must have completed neurology residency in programs equivalent to a standard US neurology residency program, and possess ECFMG certification that allows clinical training in the USA.

Inquiries are most welcome. Please contact Dr. Sam Lhatoo, MD, FRCP (Lon) or Dr. Omotola Hope, MD. Please send an electronic copy of your CV via email to Andrew.Coulter@uth.tmc.edu who can provide you with additional information regarding requirements for this program.

We require 3 letters of recommendation to schedule an interview. Letters may be sent via email to: Omotola.A.Hope@uth.tmc.edu and Andrew.Coulter@uth.tmc.edu.


Posted: 2020-07-27 Expires: 2020-09-25

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Epilepsy Fellowships(ACGME and non-ACGME) at UT Health/McGovern Medical School (Fall 2020&July 2021)

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Houston, Texas

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