The Neurocritical Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campus in Jacksonville, Florida, provides the necessary skills for efficient delivery of high-quality care to critically ill patients, particularly those with neurological and neurosurgical illness in the intensive care unit (ICU).
Fellows become competent in critical care management and procedures for these patients in the ICU. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to learn about the business and administrative aspects of ICU-based care necessary for successful implementation of quality care and quality-improvement initiatives.
The curriculum also covers the processes and accrediting bodies for delivery of acute stroke patient care.
The 24-month curriculum includes these core rotations:
|Neurocritical care (Neuro ICU)||10 months|
|Critical care (medical, surgical)||4 months|
|Neurotrauma at UF Health Jacksonville||1 month|
|Transplant critical care (lung or liver)||1 month|
|Electroencephalogram (EEG)||2 months|
|Transcranial Doppler||1 month|
|Electives or research||4 months|
Each month, fellows have primary responsibility to the assigned clinical or elective rotation. Each rotation has specific goals and learning objectives that are reviewed at the beginning and end of each rotation.
Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs, didactic courses and one-on-one instruction are integral parts of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship.
Throughout your fellowship, you participate in and periodically present at weekly conferences, including:
- Neurocritical care conferences
- Critical care conferences (medical, surgical, transplant)
- Intensive care unit conferences
- Electroencephalogram conferences
Additional conferences available to fellows include:
- Transcranial Doppler conferences
- Medical Grand Rounds
- Neurology Grand Rounds
Mayo Clinic's departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Critical Care Medicine offer journal clubs and conferences that are available to fellows as well.
During research elective rotations, you are required to attend Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCaTS) webcasts, which include topics on statistical design and research methodology.
To ensure that you acquire adequate knowledge and develop your cognitive and procedural skills, your performance is monitored carefully during the course of the Neurocritical Care Fellowship. You are evaluated formally by your supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation and meet with the program director to review these evaluations. In addition, you have opportunities to regularly evaluate the faculty.