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Curriculum

Neurocritical care is a 2 year fellowship program that will provide multidisciplinary training in a variety of critical care settings. The curriculum is designed to create a strong foundation on which fellows will build increasing independence and autonomy.

Fellowship rotations

  • Neurocritical care unit rotation: The fellows will spend 7 blocks year 1 and 6 year 2 in the neurocritical care unit. During this time the fellow will be working closely with the midlevel providers and residents. The fellow will be given increasing autonomy and will work to perform the duties of an attending.
  • Procedure and airway rotation: At the start of the fellowship the fellow will be assigned to a procedure and airway rotation. During this block the fellow will take part in simulations for the major procedures and airway skills as well as work closely with anesthesia and critical care departments to obtain exposure and garner expertise in the various procedures
  • Telemedicine rotation: The fellows will get exposure to the world of telemedicine through this rotation. 1 block in each year will be dedicated to working in the electronic ICU as well as telestroke.
  • Stroke rotation: The critical care fellows will work on the stroke service and gain further experience during stroke emergencies.
  • Research: Fellows will have dedicated research time during both years.
  • Selective rotations: Include Medical, surgical and cardiac ICU.
  • Elective rotations: EEG, Interventional radiology, Neurosurgery, Transcranial doppler, infectious disease, palliative care. Any other interests can be accommodated as well.

Simulations

Fellows will participate in a wide variety of simulations including those for airway, bedside procedures, critical care ultrasound, neurologic emergencies, palliative care and brain death. The fellows interested in education will also have the opportunity to create and run simulations.

Didactics

Fellows will attend various weekly meetings to enhance learning.

Example weekly schedule

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
  7-8 AM: Critical care lecture series   7-8 AM: Critical care lecture series  
         
  9-10 AM: Neurovascular conference      
         
         
  12-1 PM: Neurology grand rounds     12-1 PM: Journal club
        1-2 PM: Trauma bedside teaching rounds
      2-3 PM: Research meeting  
         
    4-5 PM: Multi-disciplinary critical care conference    
    5-6 PM: Neuro-critical care/ neurosurgery conference