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Neurocritical Care Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program Description

Neurological intensive care is one of the newest and fastest-growing specialties in medicine. Critical care neurology brings together specially trained physicians and nurses and advanced technology equipment, with a focus on monitoring and treating life-threatening neurological diseases to improve patient outcomes.

The Mayo Clinic two-year UCNS-accredited Neurocritical Care fellowship has many distinctive features:

  • The management of patients with acute neurologic disorders in the dedicated Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (Neuro-ICU)
  • Recognition and management of clinical neurologic signs of secondary deterioration in acute neurologic illness
  • Management of the first (golden) hour of catastrophic neurologic illnesses in the Emergency Department.
  • The management of acute hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke.
  • Comprehensive consultative practice in trauma ICU, medical ICU, cardiovascular ICU, and several transplant units.
  • Clinical research related to critical care neurology
  • Teaching in end-of-life care and family communication
  • Comprehensive teaching in neuroimaging of critical neurologic illness

There is flexibility within the two year program to tailor it according to your clinical and research interests and long-term career goals.

Evaluation

To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your technical skills, your performance will be monitored carefully during the course of your program training. You will be evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and will meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you will regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that your educational needs are being met.

Certifications

The Neurocritical Care Fellowship program is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS).When you complete the program, you will be eligible to sit for the UCNS subspecialty certification examination.

Program History

The Neurocritical Care Neurology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 2000. Several fellows have completed their training in this program. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.

  • May 3, 2012
  • ART092177