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Vascular Neurology 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
  • 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: Feb 6, 2018