Build specialized skills caring for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and peripheral nerve disorders and learn about skin, nerve and muscle biopsy techniques.
Through our advanced elective, you will observe and learn from our expert neuromuscular specialists, as you develop expertise related to:
You can pursue your interest in electromyography and build on your prior experience as you learn:
You will further develop your needle electromyography and electrodiagnostic interpretation skills while preparing for certification by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM).
Each week brings a variety of experiences at diverse community hospital and outpatient clinic settings, encompassing:
You may observe interactions between our expert staff and their patients. You may choose to observe specialized clinics and procedures, including:
You also will have the opportunity to learn skin biopsy techniques.
You may, if schedules allow, perform initial histories and examinations, present cases to staff and follow through with clinical work-ups and follow-up care.
You also may perform interval histories and examine select established patients.
Along with our neuromuscular specialists, you will see patients one-half day each week.
With our expert guidance, you will gain competence by performing:
Through our comprehensive didactic training, including an EMG case conference and neuromuscular conference, you will gain an in-depth understanding of:
You will encounter a diverse patient population, similar to what you experienced in your initial, required electromyography and neuromuscular rotation.