Department of Neurology

Epilepsy Fellowship Program

The Epilepsy Fellowship program at the University of Washington is a one-year, ACGME-accredited fellowship designed to develop clinical proficiency in epilepsy medicine and related EEG skills.

Program Details

The goals of the fellowship are to acquire clinical proficiency in the medical and surgical management of epilepsy, interpretation of the entire spectrum of EEG studies (outpatient, ambulatory, video-EEG monitoring, ICU monitoring), and additional neurophysiological techniques relevant to epilepsy as electrocorticography and functional mapping by evoked potentials and cortical stimulation. Pursuit of research or other scholarly activity is encouraged and supported.

There are adult and pediatric tracks which are mandated by ACGME to include exposure to the other: namely the adult fellow will spend 10 months (or 44 weeks) at the adult program, and 2 months (or 8 weeks) in the pediatric program; vice versa for the pediatric fellow. Adult training takes place at the Regional Epilepsy Center at Harborview Medical Center, while pediatric training is at Seattle Children’s Hospital, both affiliated with the University of Washington. A 4 week elective period for research or equivalent scholarly activity is offered at the primary site of training.

The fellow works closely with attending faculty in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and EEG laboratory. There will be 2 half-day continuity clinics each week. The fellow will take home call for EEG readings on rotation. A didactic schedule to cover essential topics is spread throughout the year, with weekly teaching and patient management conferences.

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Eligibility

The Epilepsy Fellowship should be considered complementary to the ACGME Clinical Neurophysiology Fellowship also offered at the University of Washington. For this reason, we encourage a candidate to consider a 2-year option of consecutive fellowships in both Clinical Neurophysiology and Epilepsy. Other standard Fellowship requirements are completion of an ACGME accredited neurology or child neurology residency by start date of the fellowship, and permanent residency or citizenship status in the United States. Canadian citizens enrolled in equivalent accredited Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons Neurology or Child Neurology residency programs are also eligible.

Contact Information

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Norman K. So, M.B.,B.Chir, FAAN
Director of Epilepsy Fellowship Program
Alia Calendar
UW Regional Epilepy Center
Harborview Medical Center
325 Ninth Avenue Mail Stop 356975
Seattle, WA 98104-2499 

206-744-3947 (Phone)
206-744-5030 (Fax)
Email: aliac@uw.edu