The Epilepsy Fellowship Program at Wake Forest School of Medicine provides detailed exposure to the full spectrum of electroencephalography (EEG) studies and management of epilepsy. The fellowship emphasizes the comprehensive treatment of epilepsy in children and adults.

Depending upon fellow interest and prior training, either pediatric-focused, adult-focused or evenly mixed adult and pediatric experiences in clinical epilepsy and EEG are offered.

The training will lead to eligibility for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Certification in Epilepsy.

We typically accept one fellow every other year, alternating with the Clinical Neurophysiology-EEG Fellowship. We also offer a two-year program with both options completed sequentially, depending on interest and availability. To learn more, please contact April Edwards, fellowship coordinator.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

Fellows have intensive video-EEG monitoring exposure in a six-bed epilepsy monitoring unit (EMU), using state-of-the-art neuroimaging techniques including PET, SPECT and 3T MRI. The use of MEG has further strengthened our evaluation of patients with complex epilepsy syndromes.

In addition, fellows are exposed to advanced electrodiagnostic techniques in cortical localization through the use of intracranial grid/strip electrodes, stereo-EEG depth electrode arrays, cortical mapping and other techniques.

Program Goals

The goals of the Epilepsy Fellowship are:

  • To develop skilled subspecialists in epilepsy with expertise in the total care of the epilepsy patient, ranging from medical to surgical treatment of epilepsy, to management of comorbidities
  • To train excellent electroencephalographers, which includes diverse exposure to pediatric, adult and critical care EEG along with a robust experience in intracranial EEG monitoring for epilepsy surgery planning

Program Benefits Highlights

As a fellow of Wake Forest you will receive:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • On-call resources (rooms, meals, etc.)
Learn more about the all standard benefits available to Wake Forest Fellows. Program-specific benefits, if available, can be found on the program application page.