Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program

Description of Training

The University of Florida Department of Neurology and the Shands at UF Stroke Program offer two ACGME accredited fellowships in cerebrovascular disease. Fellows receive intensive clinical training in ischemic and hemorrhagic cerebrovascular disease and have opportunities in clinical, translational, and basic science research, Neurointensive care, Neuroimaging, and Neurorehabilitation. Training may be extended to two years for those wishing to pursue additional research.

Core training includes:

  • Participation in a hospital clinical trial program encompassing novel cytoprotective, antithrombotic, endovascular treatment, secondary prevention, and hyperactue thrombolytic trials.
  • Management of cerebrovascular patients in dedicated Stroke Unit, Neurointensive Care Unit, Emergency Department and outpatient settings.
  • Performance/Interpretation of carotid duplex and transcranial Doppler ultrasound leading to qualification for neurosonology certification.

Collaborative research with the University of Florida’s neuroradiology and neurovascular surgery services includes studies of cerebral angioplasty, catheter administered thrombolysis, vascular malformation, carotid endarterectomy and other conditions. Formal didactic teaching provides additional training in neuroepidemiology, outcomes research, clinical trial design, and biostatistics. Ample additional research opportunities are tailored to fellow interest and, in addition to the above, may include studies of:

  • Neurobehavioral manifestations of cerebrovascular disease.
  • Diffusion/perfusion of MRI and PET assessment of human cerebral ischemia.
  • Neuroplasticity and neurorehabilitation.
  • Basic science research in stem cell biology, vascular biology, and stroke injury.

The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive, state-of-the-art clinical and research training and a fully competitive academic background leading to sub-specialty board certification in Vascular Neurology. Completion of the fellowship will prepare the candidate for a successful career in academic medicine or private practice.

Application Requirements

Important Dates & Deadlines:

Next available Vascular Neurology fellowship position (PGY-5) is: July 1, 2018
PGY-5 Positions in Vascular Neurology:
All candidates interested Vascular Neurology fellowship positions (PGY-5) must apply through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Applications for Vascular Neurology fellowship positions in 2018 will be accepted from December 1 until late February 2017. We will review all applications and invite the most promising applicants to interview. Interviews will be conducted in Late February 2017 to Mid to Late March 2017.  Please visit the ERAS website for complete information about application, schedules, and regulations & the NRMP website for NRMP deadlines.


To be eligible for a Vascular Neurology fellowship program, applicants must have successfully completed or be on track to successfully complete an ACGME accredited adult Neurology Residency.  (Adult Neurology program must be completed prior to starting the Vascular Neurology fellowship.)

Visas: We will sponsor J-1 visas and in very special circumstances, we will port an existing H1-b visa. Please note, all H-1b visas must have the approval of the GMEC of our institution.  In order to get approval, your H-1B visa must have been issued not more than 3 years prior to your projected start date with our program.  For example, if you would be starting your neurology training with us on July 1, 2016, your visa must have been issued not before July 1, 2013.  You also must have taken and passed your USMLE Step 3 prior to your interview.

Technical Standards for Residency: Candidates for Neurology Residency must have abilities and skills in the areas of observation, communication, motor, intellectual, and behavioral and social attitudes, as outlined in the technical requirements for residency.

For more information contact

Jennifer Shipley
Residency Program Coordinator
Department of Neurology
Box 100236, UFHSC
Gainesville, Florida 32610-0236
Email: Jennifer Shipley
Phone: 352-273-5550