Prerequisites: Applicants must be Board Certified or Board Eligible by the American Board of Medical Specialties in one of the following or have equivalent certification by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada:
- Neurological Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Emergency Medicine
Starting Date:We are currently accepting applications for fellows to start July 1 2012, and 2013.
The Department of Neurology at UNC HealthCare offers a two-year UCNS accredited fellowship in Neurocritical care. Fellows will spend a total of 12 months rotating in the 16 bed Neuroscience Intensive Care unit at UNC hospital. There they will receive focused training in the application of diagnostic and treatment strategies for the neurologically critically ill. Faculty with specialized training in neurocritical care will supervise fellows at all times and the team works closely with faculty from the departments of neurology and neurosurgery. Fellows will rotate in the Surgical, Medical and Cardiac intensive care units were they will receive a well rounded education all aspects of critical care. Fellows will be trained in team management and will oversee house staff from the departments of neurology, neurosurgery and emergency medicine who routinely rotate though the NSICU. The UNC NSICU draws a diverse patient population and Fellows will have exposure to a broad variety of neurological pathology including; subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracranial hemorrhage, traumatic brain and spinal cord injury, CNS infections, status epilepticus, acute stroke, Neuro-oncology emergencies and acute neuromuscular disease. Protected elective time will be provided for fellows to pursue research and academic interests.
Applications can be made by sending a curriculum vitae and letter of interest. Please address all applications or inquiries to Rhonda Cadena, MD at the e-mail or postal address below.
UNC is an equal opportunity employer.
Rhonda Cadena, MD
Program Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship
Department of Neurology
Physicians Office Building
170 Manning Dr.
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7025