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neuronwangyu

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I have applied for epilepsy fellowship in the west coast, including UCLA, UCSF, Stanford, UWash and could not figure out which one has good mixutre of medical management, surgery, research. Any insights?
 

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Epilepsy fellowship: the way i see/rate the program:


Among those program you have mentioned:

1) UCSF ( good mix of cases and lots of cases+ opportunity for research)

2) UCLA ( good mix of cases+ opportunity for research)
Uni of Wash ( good mix of cases+ opportunity for research)

3) Stanford Uni ( probably more research than cases)

xxx A good epilepsy program should offer a wide range of cases and ideally you should be able to participate in lots of cases ( depth/grid/Ecog/IOM/continuous critical care EEG). Research can range from rat and mouse brain to patient involving imaging (fMRI/MRI/MEG) or drug/device trial or playing with fancy EEG's. To my mind UCSF fills all these boxes; UCLA will be the next one.

In that same note ; overall in the country some good programs:

First tier programs ( my rankings): they are not in any particular order// based on patient volume and range of cases, research opportunity; availability of mentors, program reputation

Hopkins
Mayo/Rochester
Cleveland Clinic
Mass General
UCSF, UCLA
Columbia
 
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