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Graduate medical education in neurology at Mayo Clinic

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The one-year Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Arizona provides training in the evaluation, diagnosis and management of stroke and all types of cerebrovascular disorders.

The fellowship is specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career in academic neurology or in a group or private practice.

Throughout the fellowship, you will be exposed to patients with ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular diseases. Patients are referred directly to the Department of Neurology by Mayo Clinic physicians, the emergency medicine specialists of Mayo Clinic Hospital's Acute Stroke Service, as well as physicians at other health-care facilities.

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program includes both didactic and clinical experiences, training you to:

  • Acquire the necessary cerebrovascular history
  • Conduct a focused cerebrovascular neurological exam
  • Order and interpret neuroradiological imaging and tests
  • Assess eligibility for thrombolysis and mechanical thrombus retrieval in acute stroke patients
  • Assess eligibility for enrollment into acute stroke trials
  • Provide inpatient post stroke care
  • Manage secondary stroke prevention
  • Assess eligibility for enrollment into secondary stroke prevention trials
  • Interact with a multidisciplinary hospital based stroke team
  • Conduct clinical research
  • Teach other medical trainees

As a stroke fellow, you will have research opportunities in the area of cerebrovascular diseases.

Video: The Arizona Experience


Video: The Arizona Experience

Program history

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Arizona was established in 2005 and accepted its first fellow in 2008. It is anticipated that going forward, one trainee will complete this fellowship annually.

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