During your EMG rotation, you’ll learn how to perform nerve conduction studies independently.
Guided by a faculty neurophysiologist and a neurophysiology technician, you’ll gain increased accuracy and sophistication performing these tests. When you and your faculty preceptor agree that you can competently and confidently conduct them on your own, you’ll do so.
Even then, your preceptor will remain on-site and available to consult with you.
Throughout this rotation, you’ll provide comprehensive, specialized care for your patients. You’ll become adept at developing optimal treatment plans to address patients’ nerve and muscle complaints, choosing from a range of medical, surgical and non-pharmacologic options.
Your responsibilities include:
You’ll also have opportunities to observe single-fiber EMGs, facial nerve, blink reflex study and repetitive stimulation.
You’ll diagnose and treat patients with a wide range of pathology, including:
Your training takes place in leading clinical facilities, including our Muscular Dystrophy Association clinic at Buffalo General Medical Center.