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Reader response: Education research: The current state of neurophysiology education in selected neurology residency programs


I read with interest the Resident & Fellow Education Research article by Daniello and Weber1 on the current state of neurophysiology education in neurology residency programs. The authors found that the majority of residents graduate without meeting level 4 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) milestones in EEG and EMG (EMG > EEG). Inpatient service demands and time constraints on residents were reported as the major cause of resident failure to meet ACGME milestones. The last few decades have witnessed a knowledge explosion in neurology. Somehow, the knowledge explosion and knowledge divide needs to be bridged, especially by residents in training. The 80-hour work week restriction placed by ACGME needs to be relaxed so that residents can be exposed to various neurology subspecialties, or we risk having many of our patients with epilepsy and neuromuscular disorders receive suboptimal care from these doctors in the future.

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