END Technology Program
The Electroneurodiagnostic (END) Technology Program at Boston Children's Hospital trains technologists in electroencephalogram (EEG), evoked potentials, epilepsy monitoring, sleep technology and related fields.
Our program is one year long, with the option of three extra months for Sleep and/or Long-Term Monitoring (LTM) training. Our goal is to instruct our trainees in the art and science of clinical neurophysiologic technology.
Our program has grown out of a long tradition of training in clinical EEG technology which began at Children's in 1951. In that year, William Lennox, MD, established an educational program to train physicians, fellows and technologists in the area of EEG. Our program was initially funded under a federal government research grant.
During the initial years of our grant (and through the early 1970s), technologists were paid a monthly stipend during their six-month training session.
After the death of Dr. Lennox, Cesare T. Lombroso, MD, continued to administer our grant through 1975, when the funding ended. In the latter part of the 1970s, a more formal training program was instituted as the demand for well trained EEG Technologists in the market grew.
Since 1951, our program has trained more than 300 technologists in the EEG field and its trained graduates are working in more than 30 states.
The Electroneurodiagnosic (END) Technology Program at Children's is a highly respected program throughout the country. Our graduates routinely get top job offers each year and throughout their careers.
We constantly work to keep the quality of our program high, and are continually evaluating our efforts. Future changes to our program will be considered in the EEG field as demand for highly skilled and trained technologists increases. We are also committed to offering new courses to our students.
- 1981: The Children's Hospital EEG Technology Training Program granted accreditation for a two-year period by the American Medical Association.
- 1983 and 1987: The program reapplied for accreditation and was granted three years consecutively by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
- 1992: The program was awarded accreditation for seven years by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).
- 1999: The program was closed due to a lack of technical staffing at Children's.
- 2006: The program reopened in October accepting only Children's employees.
- 2007: The program will be accepting students for its June calendar classes.