The purpose of the fellowship is to provide intensive training to physicians in clinical neurophysiology. The diagnosis, particularly electrodiagnosis, and treatment of such disorders is covered in depth. Completion of the fellowship may qualify the fellow to take the examination given by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine. The fellowship includes training experience in an electrodiagnostic medicine laboratory supervised by a member of the AANEM and the performance of a requisite of electromyographic examinations.
The fellowship also includes intensive experience in management of patients with neuromuscular disease, muscle biopsy, histochemistry and electromicroscopy, somatosensory evoked potentials, and clinical and laboratory research experience. The laboratory has an active interest in computerized artificial intelligence in electrodiagnosis and the fellow may pursue this area if desired.
The fellow is responsible for seeing patients with neuromuscular diseases in hospitals and clinics, performing electromyographic examination, performing and interpreting muscle biopsies, presenting patients at neuromuscular disease conferences, taking part in teaching of medical students and house staff, and investigating problems in neuromuscular diseases in basic and clinical research projects.