Up to three 1 year positions are available in clinical neurophysiology. One emphasizes EMG while the other two emphasize EEG. Approximately 10 of the 12 months are devoted to the major area of interest while the other 2 are in the complementary, e.g. 10 months of EMG and 2 months of EEG. This schedule provides sufficient exposure for the fellow to be adequately prepared to take the ABEM or ABPN added qualification in clinical neurophysiology examinations.
The EMG emphasis position involves 9 half days in the EMG labs of the hospitals of the Indiana University Medical Center. The other half day is spent in MDA Muscular Dystrophy Clinic. The fellow obtains a wide experience in electrodiagnosis of both common and rarer diseases of the peripheral nervous system in both adults and children. Part of one half day per week is spent reading evoked potentials. Experience in muscle biopsy and botulinum therapy is also available.