Department and faculty
The Division of Neurocritical Care at Mayo Clinic in Florida is a highly-integrated, collaborative group made up of staff from the departments of Critical Care, Neurology and Neurosurgery. Members of the division specialize in patient care, education and research of patients with neurological disorders and diseases affecting the nervous system.
The reputation of Mayo Clinic leads to a high-volume practice with a high proportion of patients with complex and challenging medical problems. The experience of the faculty, coupled with the high-quality, integrated and efficient practices of all clinical and laboratory specialties, makes Mayo Clinic one of the finest clinical practices of medicine in the world.
Mayo Clinic has a sophisticated, well-developed, electronic medical record system. The system, which covers both inpatient and outpatient medical interactions, is integrated throughout all Mayo campuses and facilities. It allows for rapid retrieval of all clinical, laboratory and imaging studies. A robust department intranet site provides ready access to extensive online resources for neurological education.
The faculty for this fellowship includes experts who have special training and expertise in the evaluation and treatment of acute and emergent neurological disorders. Fellows work closely with faculty throughout the fellowship, as well as with colleagues who specialize in critical care, neurosurgery, neurology, anesthesia, nursing and neuroradiology to deliver comprehensive care.
Each consultant or faculty member has considerable experience in evaluating and treating patients with complex critical neurological disorders, and each has individual clinical and research interests and expertise. Faculty members have also published in numerous peer-reviewed journals and contributed to many well-known textbooks.
You will be assigned a faculty adviser or mentor at the beginning of your fellowship who can provide comprehensive educational advice and personal support. The adviser or mentor also serves as a contact point, introducing you and your family to Mayo Clinic and the communities in which you will train.
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during morning and late-afternoon lectures. Fellows are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities to interact with experts from other academic centers and are relieved from clinical assignments to do so.