The University of Florida Neurocritical Care Fellowship program offers a one and two year training program accredited by the UCNS (United Council of Neurological specialties) with pending transition to ACGME accreditation as soon as available. We seek to train future leaders in neurocritical care.
Program structure and Features
The Department of Neurology at UF at its core seeks to be a ground-breaking, progressive force to improve healthcare for patients and practitioners. Our world-class endeavors include the Normal Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases, the McKnight Brain Institute, the Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience Center, the Breathing Research and Therapeutics Center, and the Applied Neuromechanics Lab. This is in addition to our collaborations with our thriving UF Neurosurgery Department.
The UF Department of Neurology was among the first to create a diversity council to improve the ways in which we think about and approach issues surrounding diversity and equity. We unapologetically believe there is strength in our combined differences. The neurocritical care division further embraces the value of diversity in all forms.
One unique aspect of our program is the diverse educational backgrounds of the highly-energetic faculty who hail from institutions such as Harvard, Yale, Duke, Mayo Clinic, Columbia, and Emory, both from neurology and anesthesia backgrounds. This strength has provided us the flexibility to successfully train fellows from varied disciplines including neurology, neurosurgery, internal medicine, emergency medicine, and anesthesia, as well as fellows directly out of residency alongside fellows with over 20 years of critical care experience.
The most successful applicants to our program will display strong understanding of team medicine and team science. We believe that a key component of providing excellent care to our patients and performing ground-breaking research is to cultivate an environment in which all parties are valued and provided the opportunity to develop. Building and maintaining such a culture is a deliberate process, and our faculty meet weekly to discuss all matters within our ICU including the growth of our fellows, who are regularly provided feedback on their clinical development, leadership skills, and progress toward their career goals. We believe that our program provides an experience to which few others compare.
Clinically, our program provides trainees with the opportunity to master the management of complex neurocritical illness, while also guiding our fellows to gain adequate proficiency in the management of general critical care conditions to become bona fide intensivists.
Academically, fellows are required to identify a career mentor early in their first year of training. Our fellows present at regular journal clubs and will have the opportunity to participate in one of the 20-30+ ongoing research projects/clinical trials in our division at any given time, or contribute to one of the 50-100+ publications our group publishes yearly.
Meet the Team
application Requirements & Details
Next available position (PGY-5) is July 1st 2022 for 12 months (if applicable) or 24-months.
To be eligible to apply for the fellowship, candidates must have completed (or be on track to complete) training in an ACGME-accredited residency in either neurology, internal medicine, surgery, emergency medicine, pediatric neurology or anesthesiology, or have completed 4 years of training in an ACGME accredited neurosurgery residency program.
For candidates who have completed training in surgical critical care, anesthesia critical care, internal medicine critical care, or are current neurosurgery residents, the duration of training is 12-months, for all others 24 months. Prior residency or fellowship training must have been completed in the United States of America to apply for this fellowship.
Candidates must possess a current valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the United States.
Candidates must be board certified or eligible for certification in their respective primary specialties.
Each fellow must achieve provider (and/or trainer) in ACLS, BLS.
We currently accept J1 visa sponsorship through ECFMG. We can consider H1B visa on a case-by-case basis.
If you would like to obtain more information on our program, please contact
April King (coordinator) Office: 352-273-5550 | Fax: 352-273-5575
We look forward to working with you!
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