Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program
The Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program at the Medical College of Wisconsin is accredited through the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties (UCNS). This training program is tailored to fulfill the educational curriculum and requirements as set forth by the UCNS and provides an opportunity to work with nationally and internationally recognized experts in the field of Neurointervention, Stroke, Neurosurgery and Neurocritical Care.
Fellows are trained in the diagnosis and management of a wide variety of pathologies including traumatic brain injuries, subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhages, acute ischemic strokes, neuromuscular respiratory failure, status epilepticus, CNS infections, brain tumors and the postoperative care of complicated neurosurgical patients.
Fellows will achieve competence in EVD and ICP monitoring and management, management of bolts and Licox monitors, basics of mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, vasopressor support, EEG monitoring, antibiotic therapy, targeted temperature management, etc. Fellows will also achieve competency in the use of transcranial dopplers and have the opportunity to be certified through the American Society of Neuroimaging.
Procedural skills to be mastered include central venous catheterization, arterial catheterization, endotracheal intubation, use of video laryngoscopy and fiber optic scopes for intubation, bronchoscopy, bedside percutaneous tracheostomy, TCDs and limited bedside Ultrasound.
Teaching and supervision of medical students, housestaff and physician extenders as well as functioning as a liaison between the various Primary and Consulting services forms an integral part of their fellowship training.
The primary training institution is Froedtert Hospital which is a 500 bed Level I Trauma Center and Comprehensive Stroke Center ranked consistently in the Top 50 of the annual Best Hospitals list by US News & World Report.
The Neuroscience program at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin currently houses a 12 bed Neurologic ICU and 6 bed step down ICU (NPCU), staffed full time by Board Certified Neurointensivists. Construction is currently underway for expansion to a state of the art 20 bed ICU and 6 bed NPCU slated to open January 2017.
The Medical College of Wisconsin/Froedtert Hospital is seeking qualified applicants currently for a 2 year UCNS certified Neurocritical Care Fellowship.
Read more about the Division of Stroke, Neurointervention and Critical Care.
Eligibility for Fellowship position
- Successful completion of an ACGME accredited training program in Neurology, Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine or Internal Medicine.
- Physicians with prior Critical Care Fellowship training or currently pursuing such training.
- Candidates must be able to obtain an unrestricted Wisconsin license.
The fellowship is under the direction of Associate Professor of Neurology John Lynch, MD, FAHA. Applications are being accepted through the SF Match. Applications will be reviewed weekly starting October 3, 2016 through January 31, 2017. Interviews are expected to take place starting in January through March. If you miss the listed deadline and intend to apply, please contact the coordinator.