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Neuromuscular Medicine Center and the Neuromuscular / EMG Course

University Hospitals Neurology Residency electromyography laboratory

The Neuromuscular Medicine Center and electromyography (EMG) laboratory at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is one of the highlights of the Neurology Residency Program. Residents work closely with technologists, fellows and attendings in the EMG laboratory and Neuromuscular Clinic during PGY3. The EMG laboratory sees over 2,500 patients per year and has sites at University Hospitals and three suburban satellite locations.

What makes the neuromuscular medicine and EMG laboratory rotation so popular is the large EMG attending staff that is dedicated to teaching. As part of the rotation, residents receive a copy of Dr. Katirji's book, Electromyography in Clinical Practice and a copy of Drs. Preston and Shapiro's book, Electromyography and Neuromuscular Disorders.

University Hospitals Neurology Residency EMG LabSimilar to the rotation in the Epilepsy and EEG, residents have an eight-week rotation with a robust schedule in neuromuscular medicine and EMG, including:

  • Clinic sessions
  • Hands-on learning of nerve conduction studies and EMG
  • Interactive teaching sessions with faculty
  • Lectures
  • Readings

Many residents elect to pursue additional fellowship training in EMG and neuromuscular disorders once their residency is completed. This is a testament to the interest fostered during their exposure during residency.