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Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship

Training Neurologists in the Treatment of Pediatric Epilepsy Disorders

The Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship at Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is a one-year program that trains fellows to evaluate and treat seizures and seizure disorders. The fellowship provides a strong foundation in the science, pathology, clinical evaluation, diagnosis and management of these disorders at a level beyond that expected of a general or child neurologist.

In both inpatient and outpatient settings, fellows develop clinical skills relevant to all aspects of medical and surgical epilepsy evaluation and management. While the program’s emphasis is in pediatric epilepsy, at least one month of training is devoted to evaluation and management of epilepsy in adults. Fellows have one month of research and two elective rotations. They also have the option to participate in international epilepsy clinics and educational initiatives.

Strengths of this fellowship include top-tier clinical faculty, including five pediatric epileptologists, six epilepsy nurse practitioners, a brand-new neuroscience clinic and a Level 4 epilepsy center that includes eight epilepsy monitoring unit beds and 14 portable inpatient EEGs. The fellowship also features an active epilepsy surgery program and and robust specialty clinics. The program’s curriculum is individualized towards each fellow’s research and clinical interests while also containing a comprehensive didactic schedule to prepare for American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology epilepsy boards.

The Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship is affiliated with Dell Med’s Department of Neurology.

Training Facilities

Fellows have the opportunity to complete rotations at several training facilities in Austin: Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, Dell Seton Medical Center at The University of Texas, Dell Children’s Medical Group at Strictly Pediatrics and Ascension Clinical Education Center.

Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

Dell Children’s, a Level 1 Trauma Center and Level IV NICU, provides general and highly subspecialized pediatric care to a 46-county referral area. Ample clinical and EEG training occurs through the eight-bed epilepsy monitoring unit and 14 inpatient portable EEGs. There is an active surgery program including stereo-EEG, Visualase, 3T MRI, fMRI, MEG, PET and TMS.

Fellows spend four months in the EMU (three as combined clinical/EEG rotations and one pure EEG rotation) and three months on the neurophysiology service (covering all pediatric inpatient and outpatient routine and long-term EEG monitoring outside the EMU).

Specially For Children OR at Dell Childrens Medical Group.

Dell Children’s Medical Group provides pediatric subspecialty care at Strictly Pediatrics. Fellows complete a one-month outpatient rotation and their weekly continuity clinics here.

Dell Seton Medical Center at UT Austin.

Dell Seton, where fellows complete a two-week rotation, is the primary teaching hospital of Dell Med. It is the referral center for all of Central Texas and the only adult Level 1 Trauma Center within 60 miles.

Clinical Education Center.

As Central Texas’ largest clinical educational facility, the Clinical Education Center plays a critical role in health care education. It hosts bioskills labs where physicians can learn new procedures and train using new medical devices. Fellows complete a two-week outpatient rotation at this site.

Learn More & Apply: Pediatric Epilepsy Fellowship

About the Application

Applications are open to both adult- and child-trained neurologists.

A Focused Curriculum

The fellowship includes a month of research as well as two months of electives.

Meet the Program Faculty

The faculty includes pediatric epileptologists, pediatric epilepsy neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists and more.

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