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Graduate medical education in neurology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Clinical Neurophysiology Electroencephalography Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, Minnesota, prepares you for an academic career by providing you with experience in teaching, research, and clinical activities.

After completing your training, you will have the knowledge and experience necessary to establish and supervise a clinical neurophysiology laboratory in a teaching institution or clinical practice.

The Clinical Neurophysiology Electroencephalography Fellowship is an integrated program that encompasses electroencephalography (EEG) and epilepsy. This fellowship experience is one year long, though many fellows elect to take an additional year of training in epilepsy in the Epilepsy Fellowship.

The fellowship includes both didactic and clinical experiences. Experience in clinical epilepsy is integrated with the fellowship through rotations in the adult and pediatric epilepsy monitoring units and adult and pediatric epilepsy clinics.

During the program, you become proficient in:

  • Interpreting EEGs and prolonged recordings
  • Coordinating special studies
  • Surgical monitoring and cortical stimulation mapping
  • Clinical research
  • Teaching other medical trainees

The fellowship also offers formal neurophysiology coursework, research opportunities, and additional training in Mayo Clinic's electromyography (EMG) and EEG laboratories.

Brian Lundstrom, M.D., Ph.D. at a computer desk looking at a computer monitor.

Your training experience

As a fellow at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

David Burkholder, M.D.

Director's welcome

At Mayo Clinic, you are trained in an educationally-focused environment geared toward growth as a physician. Our balanced individual and collaborative didactic and practical education provided by dedicated staff is unparalleled.


The Clinical Neurophysiology Electroencephalography Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


Graduates are eligible to take the subspecialty certification examination in clinical neurophysiology given by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

This fellowship also meets the requirements for board certification through the American Board of Clinical Neurophysiology (ABCN).

Program history

The Clinical Neurophysiology Electroencephalography Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester was established in 1960 and accredited in 1996. Dozens of fellows have completed training in this program, many of whom are professors and lab directors at academic institutions. Three fellowship slots are available annually.

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