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Neurology Vascular Stroke Curriculum

Fellows participate in half-day Vascular Neurology inpatient care for eight months; they are on call with the BAT during the daytime hours during the eight­ month ward rotation.  Fellows participate in one month of Neuro-rehabilitation ward service with one half day of stroke clinic.  Fellows participate in one month of Neurocritical Care with an in-depth learning of the interdisciplinary care of acute care patients; combined rounds with intensive care and neurosurgical teams . Electives include Neurointervention, Neurosonology and Neuroradiology. A month of independent study and/or research rotation is available.

Training is under the direct supervision of the Vascular and Critical Care Neurology Faculty.  The fellow's duties will include: 24/7 supervision of the residents assigned to inpatient care in the Stroke and Neurological Critical Care Services, on­ call duty for the Rapid Response Stroke Team, two half-day stroke clinics, daily clinical and Neuroradiology rounds, conducting clinical trials, gathering and entering information in the Stroke and Neurological Critical Care databases, and participation in the monthly stroke fellow's conference.  The fellow teaches residents and medical students rotating in clinical neurophysiology as well as presenting lectures.

Methodist University Hospital - The vascular neurology training includes treatment of acute stroke with -special emphasis on stroke reperfusion. The fellow is exposed to the treatment, management and care of patients with acute stroke and non-acute stroke. There is special emphasis on neurocritical care in vascular neurology. Under the vascular neurology faculty members, the vascular neurology fellow receives hands-on training in neurointerventional decision making, vascular angiography interpretation, neurosonology, including Transcranial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound, and carotid Duplex ultrasound.

Health South Rehabilitation -The fellow participates in the treatment plan for patients' rehabilitation after a stroke under the direction of Dr. Robert Greene. Areas of rehabilitation can and most often include speech, reading, writing, walking, memory and re-learning many other normal everyday tasks.

Last Published: Jun 16, 2017