Adult Positions

We have two adult positions with two main rotations: Epilepsy/MS and Outpatient/Dementia. Each adult Fellow will spend a year on one rotation, and then switch to the other. Both adult Fellows will participate in inpatient evaluations as needed and able. These are generally brief, approximately 1-2 hours, and occur bedside. Volume fluctuates depending on the needs of attending physicians at any one time, but is generally low. The Fellows will gain experience working with multidisciplinary teams and medical residents in an inpatient, acute setting, and become proficient in working with the electronic medical record.

Epilepsy/MS Rotation:

The first year rotation primarily serves the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit (EMU). On the EMU, the Fellow is responsible for interviewing, testing, and report generation for patients who are admitted for video EEG monitoring. Epilepsy Conference rounds occur weekly, and Fellows present relevant neuropsychological data to the team. There is also the occasional opportunity for participation in Wada procedures.

The other main rotation for the first year is staffing a multi-disciplinary clinic for patients with multiple sclerosis (MS). These evaluations include a one-hour testing battery plus a brief clinical interview. The Fellow will present findings and discuss diagnosis and recommendations with the team.

Clinical Expectations are:

  • 1-4 EMU patients per week (1-2 hour battery)
  • 2 MS MDC patients per week (1 hour battery, one with psychometrician testing)

Outpatient/Dementia Rotation:

The second year focuses on outpatient evaluations. This involves interviews, testing, and feedback appointments for adults with a variety of referral questions. Referrals come from a variety of sources including neurology, neurosurgery, oncology, primary care, and psychiatry. We see a wide array of medical conditions including epilepsy, cancer, TBI, neurodegenerative conditions, and developmental disorders.

The other main rotation for the second year is staffing a multidisciplinary memory assessment clinic that is housed in the department of neurology. These evaluations include a one hour battery plus brief clinical interview. The Fellow will present findings to the team and discuss diagnosis and recommendations. The NeuroMAC includes more neurologically complicated patients with possible dementia, including early onset Alzheimer’s Disease.

Clinical Expectations are:

  • 2-3 outpatients per week with psychometricians testing
  • 1 NeuroMAC clinic (approximately 3 patients)
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