University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Present

EEG/Epilepsy Course

Course Dates:


Spring 2017
February 6 – March 31, 2017

Summer 2017
July 10 – September 8, 2017

Target Audience
Neurosurgeons, neurologists, epilepsy specialists, researchers, graduate students in epilepsy research, child neurologists, EEG technologists (both U.S. and international candidates are welcome to apply)

Course Description
The EEG/Epilepsy/Clinical Physiology course at University Hospitals and Case Western Reserve University is an intensive, eight-week course designed to instruct in core competencies related to epilepsy and clinical neurophysiology. The course will be limited to 30 to 35 participants; sessions will be held at UH Cleveland Medical Center and Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

The course begins with an introduction to basic EEG. Subsequent topics include adult and pediatric EEG interpretation, seizure semiology, sleep, anti-epileptic medications and women’s issues. Trainees are then given an overview of intra-operative monitoring.

Trainees are expected to attend the weekly Epilepsy Grand Rounds, Epilepsy Surgical Case Management Conferences, Neurology Grand Rounds and research meetings. Every Tuesday and Thursday morning, the trainees will attend the EEG unknown and seizure semiology sessions presented by the fellows and taught by Dr. Hans Lüders. In addition, there are daily routine EEG and extended EEG review sessions. Please download the detailed course curriculum Download PDF: FEB 2016 consolidated schedule

The eight-week sessions are held twice a year, during February-March and July-August.
In order to participate in the two-month EEG/Epilepsy Course, a J1 or work visa is required for international applicants. Participants will need to apply for J1 in advance. There is no fee to take the course; however, you are responsible for your own accommodations. At the end of course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion and a small number of individuals will be offered to join a one-year research scholar program with the UH Epilepsy Center.

How to Apply
Please send the following information by email to, Kim Cieszynski at Kimberly.Cieszynski@uhhospitals.org.

U.S. Citizen:

  • EEG Course Application
  • Diploma of the highest degree obtained
  • Current CV
  • Passport-sized photo 
  • Current position or occupation

Foreign residents:

  • J-1 Visa is required
  • EEG Course Application
  • Course Clear form
  • Diploma of the highest degree obtained 
  • Current CV
  • Passport-sized photo
  • Current position or occupation
  • English proficiency: TOEFL or IELTS
  • Minimum of $1500 per month in personal funds or sponsorship from home institution

Deadlines for Spring Course:

  • J-1 visa applicants: November 14, 2016 
  • U.S. Citizens: January 16, 2017