Neurocritical Care Fellowship (Florida)
Neurocritical care is one of the newest and fastest-growing subspecialties in medicine. Neurocritical care brings together specially trained physicians and nurses using advanced technology to monitor and treat life-threatening neurological diseases and improve patient outcomes.
Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, offers a two-year Neurocritical Care Fellowship with many distinctive features:
- The management of patients with acute neurological disorders in Mayo Clinic's dedicated Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NICU)
- Recognition and management of clinical neurological signs of secondary deterioration in acute neurological illness
- Initial management of catastrophic neurological illnesses in the emergency department being admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU)
- Management of acute hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
- Comprehensive critical care exposure in different ICU environments, such as medical ICU, trauma, cardiovascular surgical ICU and transplant ICU
- Clinical research related to neurocritical care
- Teaching in end-of-life care and family communication
- Comprehensive teaching in neuroimaging of critical neurological illness
There is some flexibility within the two-year fellowship for electives and rotations, so the program can be tailored to your clinical and research interests, as well as your long-term career goals.
The Neurocritical Care Fellowship is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS). Accreditation was received in 2013.
Fellows who successfully complete this program will be eligible for the UCNS subspecialty certification examination.
The Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Florida began in July 2013. It is anticipated that one fellow will complete this program annually.