Vascular Neurology Fellowship

Neurosurgery Clinics

Faculty contact:

Robert Dempsey

Vascular Neurosurgery Clinic Schedule:

  • Determined by neurosurgery clinic; expectation is to see primarily vascular patients
  • Noon conference

Supervision:

The assigned vascular neurosurgery faculty member for that day.

Didactics:

  • Neurosurgery M&M and Grand Rounds – Wednesdays at 07:00 in HSLC 1222 (required)
  • Neurovascular Conference – second and fourth Mondays at 16:00 in F2/401 (required)
  • Brain Cutting Pathology Conference – Mondays and Thursdays at 13:15 in VAH morgue (optional but encouraged)

Goal and Objectives:

Patient Care

  • Goal: Fellow development of patient care skills sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Exposure to the population cared for by vascular neurosurgeons, and their approach to the diagnosis and management of these patients
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of patient care
    • Objective: Exposure to vascular neurosurgical procedures
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision during vascular neurosurgical procedures

Medical Knowledge

  • Goal: Fellow development of medical knowledge sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Understanding of the science of vascular neurosurgery sufficient for clinical care
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of medical knowledge based on discussions during patient care

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Goal: Fellow development of practice-based learning and improvement sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Effective evidence identification and appraisal for clinical questions
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of this ability as questions arise during clinical care where the fellow is asked to find evidence

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Goal: Fellow development of interpersonal and communication skills sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: Effective discussion of end-of-life care options
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of these discussions
    • Objective: Effective discussion of procedural care options
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of these discussions

Professionalism

  • Goal: Fellow development of professionalism sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: The fellow will learn ethical, regulatory, and legal aspects of vascular neurosurgical care, including the difference between standard and investigational tests and treatments, and ethical and legal issues involved in end-of-life care
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of these care issues

Systems-Based Practice

  • Goal: Fellow development of systems-based practice sufficient for the safe and effective independent practice of vascular neurology
    • Objective: The fellow will demonstrate the ability to work in a multidisciplinary fashion with nurses, case managers, social workers, therapists, primary care physicians, and the various medical and surgical specialties involved in the care of vascular neurosurgical patients
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of interactions with these groups
    • Objective: The fellow will learn how to triage patients and allocate resources such as inpatient beds, tests, and treatments to provide high quality, cost-effective care
      • Evaluation: Faculty evaluation of direct supervision of patient care

Evaluation Matrix

Neurosurgery Clinics
Latest revision: 07/31/2019

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