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Education & Training

EEG and Epilepsy Course

Course Overview: The UTHealth EEG and Epilepsy Course is an 8-week didactic and hands on teaching and training program that is held twice a year at the McGovern Medical School – Texas Medical Center Houston Campus. Course participants will achieve competency in the analysis and interpretation of human EEG and will also be introduced to the discipline of stereotactic EEG and intracranial studies of the epileptic brain. Didactic topics will include the fundamentals of adult and pediatric epilepsy, and the medical and surgical treatments of intractable epilepsy. A diverse array of topics, including epilepsy aspects of neuropathology, neuropsychology, and neuroradiology will be covered. Sleep and surgical (intra-operative) monitoring topics pertaining to epilepsy will also be discussed.

PLEASE NOTE: This course is not an EEG tech certification course. BUT for ASET-certified EEG techs, ASET-continuing educational credits will be awarded upon completion (125 CEUs for full 8weeks and 62 CEUs for 4 weeks)

Registration Information: Registration is based on a first-come, first-served basis and early application is encouraged. There is a course fee schedule based on training level. Please inquire regarding the fee schedule using the contact information below. The course fee is waived for UTHealth Houston and Memorial Hermann Hospital employees (residents, fellows, faculty, staff) and for residents and fellows in ACGME or AOA accredited training programs within the United States.

A certificate will be awarded upon successful completion. International applicants are welcome to enroll and may stipulate interest in subsequent, longer-term research/post-doctoral fellowships. Please note visa processes may take time.

Upcoming Course Dates:

February 5 - March 29, 2024

July 8 - August 30, 2024

Application deadline for February/March 2024 course for those outside of the Texas Medical Center: Friday, January 12, 2024

How to Apply:

Application track #1: For residents and fellows in ACGME or AOA accredited training programs within the United States:

Please follow the visiting rotation instructions provided here by the UTHealth Houston Graduate Medical Education Office:

Complete the provided Elective Pre-Registration Form and send via email to

Application track #2: All others outside UTHealth Houston or Memorial Hermann Hospital:

You will need to complete a UTHealth Houston Visiting Scholars Program application under the "Professional Trainee" category. Email to initiate this application process. Please note that the Visiting Scholars Program requires 8 full weeks to process completed applications. More information about the Visiting Scholars Program application process can be found here:

For more information, please contact the Course Coordinator, Andrew Coulter at

UTHSC EEG course director: Jay Gavvala, MD, Associate Professor of Neurology;

Residency & Fellowships

Epilepsy Fellowship Program

Course Overview: UTHealth McGovern Medical School in Houston has six ACGME Epilepsy Fellowship positions available beginning July 1st, annually, and two non-ACGME positions in invasive EEG. The epilepsy fellowship position is for one year with an opportunity to extend it to a second year. ACGME fellowship applicants must have a completed residency program in neurology, child neurology or general psychiatry accredited in the United States or Canada. Non-ACHME fellowship applicants must have completed neurology residency programs equivalent to a standard US neurology residency program, and possess ECFMG certification that allows clinical training in the US.

The fellowship program is designed to maximize learning and clinical experience, suitable for those planning careers in academic hospital medicine as well as those headed for private practice.

Fellowship Activities:

  • Mandatory 8-week epilepsy neurophysiology course
  • Weekly surgical patient management conferences
  • Monthly surgical neuropathology conference
  • Participation in national and international epilepsy meetings
  • Clinical rotations in the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Continuing EEG, MEG, epilepsy clinic (First Seizure Clinic), and electives in intra-operative Monitoring and Sleep
Application for Fellowship Program

Summer Research Program

Course Overview: The Summer Research Program provides U.S. undergraduate and McGovern Medical School first-year medical school students with hands-on laboratory research experience supervised by McGovern Medical School and faculty members throughout the medical and dental schools of UTHealth. The internships are ten weeks in duration. Each student is required to write an abstract of research performed during the summer. Scheduled events that supplement the research experience include weekly seminars, certification courses in animal science: laboratory safety and radiation, an enrichment series, and tours of selected facilities and labs.

Registration: The application period is December 1 – February 1 (11:59 pm CST) each year. Candidates must be available to begin on the first day of the program in May 2021.

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