Training & Curriculum
Fellows are given clinical experience in an array of procedures, including airway management, central and arterial line placement, bedside point-of-care ultrasonography, bronchoscopy, lumbar puncture, continuous EEG interpretation, transcranial Doppler interpretation and robotic telepresence.
Mentored research time is provided by the fellowship curriculum, and independent, fellow-driven projects are encouraged. Recent divisional publications have been featured in prestigious journals, including Stroke and Neurocritical Care.
Fellows in the two-year track spend a total of 12 months of clinical rotations in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. The remaining time is spent rotating in the Cardiac Surgery Intensive Care Unit, Surgical Intensive Care Unit, Medical Intensive Care Unit, anesthesia and elective time. Elective include dedicated research time or clinical rotations with the stroke service, neuroradiology, EEG service and internal medicine procedure service. Fellows in the one-year track spend most of their time in the Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit, with electives in stroke, neuroradiology and EEG.
Fellows will become procedurally proficient in an array of critical care procedures, including airway management, central and arterial line placement, bronchoscopy, tracheostomy, lumbar puncture, bedside point-of-care ultrasonography, paracentesis and thoracentesis. Additionally, fellows learn transcranial Doppler interpretation and continuous EEG interpretation.
Fellows participate in multiple educational conferences, including weekly dedicated neurocritical care didactics, neurovascular conference and neuroscience grand rounds. Fellows also participate in neurocritical care and stroke journal clubs, as well dedicated protected educational time with the program director to review neurocritical care board materials and challenging case review.