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Intraoperative Neurophysiology Monitoring Fellowship Overview
The overall educational goal of the IONM Fellowship Program is to prepare fellows to practice competently and independently as experts in the field of clinical intraoperative neurophysiology, thus being able to efficiently monitor and map both peripheral and central nervous systems (PNS and CNS, respectively) during surgeries.
By the end of the fellowship, fellows will be:
Fellows will be evaluated on the six ACGME core competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice.
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Candidates must be board eligible in Neurology, have completed residency in good standing prior to the start of the fellowship, and have a solid background in clinical neurophysiology.
The IONM Fellowship Curriculum is designed as a stand-alone one year fellowship and is structured in three parts:
There is the opportunity of extending the fellowship for a second year. The scope of a second year is to allow academic growth, by placing significant emphasis on IONM research. A second year of fellowship is contingent upon external funding availability, such as grant support. For example, this could be achieved by developing an independent IONM research project submitted for funding during the first year of training.
The clinical aspects of their education will include in-depth training in all practical and theoretical aspects of IONM procedures including: electroencephalography (EEG), electrocorticography (ECoG), functional supratentorial mapping, brainstem auditory evoked potentials (BAEPs), cranial nerve monitoring and mapping, free and triggered electromyography (MEPs), and compound nerve action potentials (CNAPs).
The research aspect of their training will include involvement with at least one assigned IONM research project with at least one faculty member from the fellowship staff with the ultimate goal of submitting for publication. It is expected that the fellow will obtain ACNS Board Certification in IONM within two years of completing the fellowship.
We are currently accepting applicants for both the July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015 term and the July 1, 2015 – June 30, 2016 term. In your letter of intent, please clearly indicate the term for which you are applying.
Application documents can be submitted via email:Mirela Simon, Program Director (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Or by mail:
Dr. Mirela SimonDepartment of NeurologyMassachusetts General HospitalWang Ambulatory Care Center, Suite 72055 Fruit StreetBoston, MA 02114
Department of Neurology
Wang Ambulatory Care Center
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