Neuroscience Intensive Care Fellowship

Neuroscience Intensive Care Fellowship

The University of Mississippi Medical Center is accepting applications for its Neuroscience Intensive Care Fellowship program for fellowship years beginning July 1, 2017, (out of match) and July 1, 2018 (SF match).

Prerequisite

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited residency program

About the intensive care program

UMMC's Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit (NSICU) offers the state's most extensive care for patients with potentially life-threatening brain and central nervous system conditions, such as massive stroke, bleeding in and around the brain, brain tumors or trauma, severe seizures and spinal cord disorders as well as those recovering from neurosurgery.

The dedicated, experienced staff includes the only four board-certified neuro-intensivists in the state, a neuro-anesthesia specialist, vascular neurologist, neurosurgeons, endovascular specialists, epileptologists, 24-hour nurse practitioners and specialized neuroscience nurses. Direct care on the dedicated 20-bed unit is provided by a highly trained, experienced team. The UMMC NSICU functions as a closed collaborative unit with the participation of a multidisciplinary team of pharmacists, case coordinators and social workers, chaplains, palliative care and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialists in addition to the NSICU staff.

Rotators include residents, medical students and observers. Procedures offered include, but are not limited to, intracranial pressure monitoring, transcranial Doppler ultrasonogrophy, continuous EEG, single proton emission CT (SPECT), diffusion tensor imaging, invasive hemodynamic monitoring, jugular venous oxygen saturation monitoring, cerebral angiography, thrombolysis, plasmapheresis, hypothermia and phrenic nerve pacing.

About the fellowship program

The NSICU is offering one (1) slot each for two-year United Council of Neurological Subspecialty-accredited fellowship starting July 1, 2017, and July 1, 2018. The fellow will participate in bedside rounds, performing procedures, weekly conferences, teaching and didactics. During off-service weeks, the fellow is expected to participate in scholarly activities and have a research output at the end of two years.

Application requirements

Interested applicants will submit:

  • Letter of interest
  • CV or resume
  • Personal stataement
  • Three (3) letters of reference (one of which includes the PD)
  • USMLE scores
  • ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  • Application (provided after expressing interest)

For more information, email Carmela San Luis or Hartmut Uschmann.