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  • Neurocritical Care located at UMass Memorial Medical Center and UMass Chan Medical School

  • Neurocritical Care Faculty Team Support

  • Neurocritical Care Trauma Support Education

  • Neurocritical Care Fellowship Training

  • Neurocritical Care home of the level 1 trauma and life flight center in Western Massachusetts

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Welcome to the UMass Chan Medical School Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program!

Here at UMass Chan Medical School, our mission is to provide fellows with rigorous, comprehensive and multidisciplinary education. This training program will promote the successful transition from fellow to compassionate, effective and independently practicing Neurointensivist.

Our fellowship program is a United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) accredited two-year training program that includes broad clinical exposure to the entire spectrum of critical illness including neurological, neurosurgical, neurovascular and neurotrauma emergencies. We are the only Tertiary Academic Medical Center, the only Level 1 Trauma Center and the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in Central Massachusetts. We have a wide catchment area and provide excellent academic clinical exposure. Fellows will take care of complex cases with multi-organ involvement guided by multidisciplinary faculty led by board-certified neurointensivists.

Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work in the only closed neurocritical care unit in New England and will be primarily responsible for medical management of all neurologically injured patients. Fellows will take care of a wide variety of neurologic injuries including traumatic brain injury, acute traumatic spinal cord injury, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, malignant ischemic stroke, neoplasms with cerebral edema and status epilepticus. Multidisciplinary care is provided with consulting teams from surgical trauma, stroke and general neurology, epilepsy, plastic and orthopedic surgery, neurointerventional radiology and neurosurgery.

Our fellowship program will also focus on innovative telemedicine. UMass Chan Medical School, through its clinical partnership with UMass Memorial Health, has the only certified and award-winning Electronic ICU (E-ICU) in New England with 24/7 critical care attending coverage of all of the ICUs in the UMass Memorial Health Care system as well as eight outside/affiliated hospital ICUs. The fellowship program has access to an impressive telestroke network including eight subscriber hospitals from the Central Massachusetts area to eastern Connecticut. We provide neurological expertise to outside/remote emergency rooms for the assessment and acute emergent management of neurological emergencies including the administration of IV thrombolytics and stroke care.

Along with excellent clinical and telemedicine exposure, our fellowship program has created a multidisciplinary simulation experience to enhance learning. UMass Chan Medical School has a large simulation center with extensive programs to guide learners in a variety of activities including procedures (central lines, arterial lines, bronchoscopy), ACLS/BLS, critical care ultrasound, serious illness conversations and response to neurologic emergencies.

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