Overview

Program description

Neurocritical care is one of the newest and fastest growing subspecialties in medicine. Neurocritical care brings together specially-trained physicians and nurses using advanced technology to monitor and treat life-threatening neurological diseases and improve patient outcomes.

The Neurosurgery Critical Care Enfolded Fellowship at Mayo Clinic's campuses in Jacksonville, Florida, and Rochester, Minnesota, recruits the finest candidates across the world. The goal of the fellowship is to provide a world-class training experience, both procedurally and cognitively.

Mayo Clinic provides the perfect setting academically and all the resources for research and educational excellence, including the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, National Institutes of Health-funded and intramurally funded research, and graduate-level courses.

The Neurosurgery Critical Care Enfolded fellowship has many distinctive features:

  • Certified by the Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Society of Neurologic Surgeons.
  • Management of patients with acute neurological disorders in Mayo Clinic's dedicated Neurological Intensive Care Unit (Neuro ICU)
  • Recognition and management of clinical neurological signs of secondary deterioration in acute neurological illness
  • Management of the first (golden) hour of catastrophic neurological illnesses in the emergency department
  • Management of acute hemorrhagic and ischemic stroke
  • Comprehensive critical care exposure in different intensive care unit (ICU) environments, such as the medical ICU, cardiovascular surgical ICU and transplant ICU
  • Clinical research related to neurocritical care
  • Teaching in end-of-life care and family communication
  • Comprehensive teaching in neuroimaging of critical neurological illness

There is flexibility within the fellowship to tailor it according to your clinical and research interests and long-term career goals.

Accreditation

Mayo Clinic's Neurosurgery Critical Care Enfolded Fellowship is accredited by the Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) Society of Neurologic Surgeons. Accreditation was received in 2015.

The program is accredited by the Society of Neurological Surgeons Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (SNS-CAST). Related requirements are found here.

Certification

Fellows who successfully complete this program will be eligible for the Committee on Advanced Subspecialty Training (CAST) SNS board certification examination.

Program history

Mayo's Neurosurgery Critical Care Enfolded Fellowship began in July 2015. Approximately one fellow completes the program each year.