School of Medicine

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Goals of the Program

The goals of the fellowship are to develop competence in various aspects of clinical neurophysiology with a special focus on the electrodiagnosis of neuromuscular disorders. The fellow will spend ten months on the neuromuscular/EMG service and will perform electrodiagnostic studies on patients with disorders of nerve, neuromuscular junction, and muscle under close supervision of an attending neurologist with expertise in the clinical and electrodiagnostic evaluation of patients with neuromuscular disorders. The fellow will spend at least  two months reading EEGs and evoked response and participate in intraoperative monitoring and long term EEG/video EEG monitoring to fulfill RRC requirements for  the Added Qualification in Clinical Neurophysiology Examination administered by the ABPN.

Fellows see a wide range of patients at busy adult and pediatric neuromuscular clinics, Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic, Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease Clinic and the Hiller Multidisciplinary ALS Clinic. EMG/neuromuscular disease fellows also see inpatient consults with neuromuscular disease.
Fellows in either track are encouraged to participate in the wide range of basic and clinical research opportunities available.