No field is growing faster than the neurosciences, both basic science and clinical. Our department continues to expand in both arenas, with a departmental mission of bringing basic science advances to the clinical care arena (“bench to bedside”).
Residents / fellows are welcome to use elective time to pursue research interests—see the section Research Electives below for details—but regardless are required to engage in some scholarly activity. Although “scholarly activity” is usually taken to mean peer-reviewed publication, it is also evidenced by participation in journal club and conferences.
The fellow is required to complete a scholarly project during the fellowship. It is a project of their choosing representing original research, which may be using existing data such as a medical record review, or the creation of new basic, preclinical, or clinical data, under the mentorship of the faculty of their choice.
In addition to the above scheduled activities, there are numerous opportunities for the fellow to give presentations to students, nurses, rehabilitation therapists, medics, physician groups, and/or the public. The fellow is encouraged to participate in these activities depending on the specifics and available time, and they are expected to take an active role in teaching patients, medical students, and residents about vascular neurological disorders at the bedside during clinical care, which will be observed by the faculty and feedback will be provided to develop teaching skills.
Fellows should attend one regional, national, or international professional conference during the program.
Latest revision: 09/17/2021 Jamie Elliott, MD, PhD