The Cedars-Sinai Neurocritical Care Fellowship program is accredited by the United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties (UCNS) and is geared toward highly motivated individuals who are interested in pursuing academic or clinical careers. State-of-the-art care is provided by a multidisciplinary team of board-certified neurointensivists, fellows, nurse practitioners, a neurocritical care pharmacist and neurology, neurosurgery, and anesthesia residents.
Fellows gain experience in a variety of procedures, including airway management, central and arterial line placement, bronchoscopy, bedside point-of-care ultrasonography, lumbar puncture, thoracentesis, paracentesis, and transcranial Doppler interpretation. Research training is included in the curriculum, and independent fellow-driven clinical or pre-clinical projects are encouraged. Additionally, fellows will participate in multicenter clinical trials.
Eligible applicants for a two-year training program will be graduates from an ACGME or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (RCPSC) accredited residency program in neurology, emergency medicine, internal medicine, general surgery, pediatric critical care or child neurology. Eligible applicants for a one-year program are fellows who have or will complete post-graduate fellowship training in anesthesia critical care, surgical critical care, or internal medicine critical care that requires at least six months of critical care training or ACGME/RCPSC neurosurgery program graduates or trainees who have completed a minimum of four years of post-graduate clinical training.
Documents required from applicants:
• CV or resume
• Personal statement
• 3 letters of reference
• USMLE scores
• ECFMG certificate