Electroencephalogram education: a survey of US neurology residency program directors

Takeaway

  • A lack of consistency in the teaching and assessment of electroencephalogram (EEG) interpretation to residents during neurology residency was identified.

Why this matters

  • Literature has shown that a significant proportion of neurology residents lack confidence in interpreting EEGs – a skill of utmost importance to neurologists; as such, researchers should seek to understand the reasons for this.

  • The identified EEG education inconsistencies may encourage US neurology residency program directors (PDs) to re-evaluate their EEG teaching systems to optimize and maintain consistency in EEG education.