IOM

Patient Care

Goals: The fellow will learn how to use Intra-operative neuromonitoring techniques to improve surgical outcomes.

Medical knowledge

Goals: The fellow will understand the neuroanatomy, IOM techniques (EEG, MEPs, VEP, SSEPs, direct cortical stimulation) and when these tools should be used.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Goals: Communicate with patients, allied staff, and referring providers with empathy, professionalism, and by effective transfer of knowledge, especially between IOM technologist and surgeons.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Goals: The fellow will be involved in improving the quality of the care of IOM through QI projects, scholarly activities, and/or participation in multi-disciplinary planning of surgery and neuromonitoring.

Professionalism

Goals: The fellow will be professional in verbal communications and in timely reporting of neurophysiology studies.

Systems-Based Practice

Goals: The fellow recognizes that he/she is part of a treatment team and participates within the treatment group effectively. The treatment groups including surgeons, IOM technologists, anesthesiology, and OR staff.

Objectives and Evaluation Matrix

As with all of the individual rotations described in this section, the specific objectives of the continuity clinic are reflected in the entrustable professional activities and individual milestones. These form the basis for the fellow’s evaluation, which is completed by his or her clinic attending twice each year. (Please see the section End-of-Rotation Evaluations above for the list of milestone abbreviations).

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