During your initial electromyography (EMG) experience, you will learn the basic science underlying essential electrodiagnostic tools — especially nerve conduction studies and needle electrode examinations — and become technically proficient in them, while laying the groundwork for more advanced training.
Guided by our experienced specialists, you will learn to determine the need for, use and interpret the results of a variety of electrodiagnostic tools to assess major neuromuscular disorders, including:
As an active member of a care team, you will develop your ability to interpret EMG data and identify abnormalities seen in common neuromuscular disorders, including:
You also will develop skills in interpreting nerve conduction studies, an EMG component using surface electrodes.
Each week, at various sites, you will gain experience by participating in our specialized clinics and electromyography labs.
You will evaluate patients referred for EMG studies, review diagnostic tests, obtain patient histories and perform examinations and nerve conduction studies.
Through our highly personalized training experience, you will work one-on-one with our neuromuscular specialists as well as neuromuscular fellows, receiving immediate feedback after each patient encounter or work-up.
As you discuss your findings and proposed management plans, you will learn from some of the nation’s top experts.
Two days per week you will focus on electromyography, training at the Buffalo VA Medical Center (for two half-days) and at Buffalo General Medical Center and the UBMD university neurology outpatient clinic (for one half-day each).
You also will attend the Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at Buffalo General Medical Center once per week, and neuromuscular clinics at the veterans hospital and outpatient clinic several times per week.
You will build a knowledge base for additional training by observing a variety of studies, including at least two of each of the following types:
You will gain an in-depth understanding of peripheral nervous system anatomy as well as the neurophysiology underlying electrodiagnostic studies and neuromuscular disorders through our comprehensive didactic training, including an EMG case conference and neuromuscular conference.
You will gain broad exposure to child and adult patients — from newborns to 90-year-olds — with diverse acute and chronic neurological disorders, including:
You will encounter patients from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds.