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Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship

Critical Care Track (for Pediatric Intensivists)

  • Electrophysiology: 4 weeks
  • Neurocritical Care Consult Service: 15 weeks
  • Neuroradiology: 3 weeks
  • Interventional Neuroradiology: 3 weeks
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery: 4 weeks
  • Adult Neurocritical Care: 4 weeks
  • Adult Stroke: 2 weeks
  • Research: 4-8 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Neurocritical Care Follow-up Clinic: 1 afternoon/month
  • Multidisciplinary Pediatric Stroke Clinic: 6-12 afternoons during the year
  • Neurocritical Care Society Meeting: 1 week
  • Wake Forest University Neurovascular Ultrasound Course: 1 week
  • Wake Forest University Neurovascular Ultrasound Interpretation Course: 1 week
  • PICU (optional): 0-2 weeks
  • CVICU (optional): 0-2 weeks
  • Neonatal ICU: 2 weeks

Neurology Track (for Pediatric Neurologists) 

  • Electrophysiology: 2 weeks
  • Neurocritical Care Consult Service: 15 weeks
  • Neuroradiology: 2-3 weeks
  • Interventional Neuroradiology: 3 weeks
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery: 2-3 weeks
  • Adult Neurocritical Care: 3 weeks
  • Adult Stroke: 0-2 weeks
  • Research: 4-8 weeks
  • Vacation: 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Neurocritical Care Follow-up Clinic: 1 afternoon/month
  • Multidisciplinary Pediatric Stroke Clinic: 6 afternoons during the year
  • Neurocritical Care Society Meeting: 1 week
  • Wake Forest University Neurovascular Ultrasound Course: 1 week
  • Wake Forest University Neurovascular Ultrasound Interpretation Course: 1 week
  • PICU: 4 weeks
  • CVICU: 4 weeks
  • Neonatal ICU: 2 weeks

Neurosurgery Track (for Neurosurgeons)

  • Electrophysiology: 4 weeks
  • Neurocritical Care Consult Service: 15 weeks
  • Neuroradiology: 3 weeks
  • Interventional Neuroradiology: 3 weeks
  • Adult Neurocritical Care: 4 weeks
  • Adult Stroke: 2 weeks
  • Research: 6-8 weeks
  • Vacation 4 weeks
  • Pediatric Neurocritical Care Follow-up Clinic: 1 afternoon/month
  • Multidisciplinary Pediatric Stroke Clinic: 6-12 afternoons during the year
  • Neurocritical Care Society Meeting: 1 week
  • Wake Forest University Neurovascular Ultrasound Course: 1 week
  • Wake Forest University Neurovascular Ultrasound Interpretation Course: 1 week
  • PICU: 2-3 weeks
  • CVICU: 2-3 weeks
  • Neonatal ICU: 2 weeks

Didactic Components

The fellow will participate in the monthly neurocritical care education series, monthly pediatric stroke conferences, weekly neuroscience grand rounds, and relevant critical care morbidity and mortality conferences. The fellow may additionally attend weekly neurology and neurosurgical case conferences, educational neurocritical care lectures at Mayo Clinic Scottsdale and the advanced ICU nursing neuromonitoring course. The fellow will be supported to attend the Annual Neurocritical Care Society Meeting, the Wake Forest Neurovascular Ultrasound course (beginner) and the Wake Forest Neurovascular Ultrasound Interpretation course (advanced). 

Eligibility

  • Critical Care Track: candidates should have successfully completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric critical care and be board eligible/certified.
  • Neurology Track: candidates should have successfully completed a residency in child neurology and be board-eligible/certified.

Accreditation

This is a non-ACGME accredited position. Based upon the curriculum, fellows will be trained towards board eligibility in Neurosonology from the American Society of Neuroimaging, and may be board-eligible in Neurocritical Care from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) during a six-year practice pathway, depending on criteria to be established by ABPN in late 2018.

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