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Vascular Neurology

How to Apply for a Fellowship Position

Submit CV and personal statement.
Three Letters of Recommendation (one letter must be from the program director of your core residency program).
All USMLE steps must be completed and passed; score reports are required at time of the application and ECFMG certificate if applicable. Applicants to this program must have completed an accredited Neurology Residency Program in the United States or Canada and must be board eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Send your application materials to:

Alison Brewer, Fellowship Administrator
SUNY Upstate Medical University
Department of Neurology - UH 7130
750 East Adams St.
Syracuse, NY 13210

Educational Program Basic Curriculum

The Vascular Neurology Fellowship program is a 12-month accredited program designed to meet the core requirements as specified by the ACGME. It involves both clinical training in the management of all cerebrovascular diseases and stroke, and the opportunity to participate in clinically related research projects. During their training, fellows are exposed to a broad spectrum of stroke syndromes and by the end of the training they would gain a comprehensive clinical experience in the care of stroke patients both in the inpatient and outpatient settings of a major academic institution. SUNY Upstate Medical University Hospital is one of the first hospitals in the region to hold stroke centre certification. It has 324 beds including the modern 16-bed Neuroscience Stroke/Step-down unit as well as the state-of-the art 11-bed Neuroscience Critical Care unit.

Training also includes clinical experience of stroke consultative service, didactic lectures, stroke case conferences, and journal clubs. We have strong collaborative services with Neurosurgery, Neurovascular surgery, Neuroradiology, and Interventional Neurology. Fellows would have the opportunity for hands on training in Endovascular and Critical Care Neurology, in addition to other elective opportunities at various related disciplines. Fellows are expected to present lectures to residents and medical students on a regular basis on topics of academic interest. They are also expected to be involved in the ongoing clinical stroke trials and are encouraged to develop their own independent project with strong advisory support from faculties. Completion of a project worthy of presentation at a national scientific meeting is expected and financially supported.

The overall objective for our Vascular Neurology fellowship training is to provide fellows with the skills and knowledge necessary to:

  1. Provide high quality assessment and care of patients with various stroke types and cerebrovascular disorders in the ED, Inpatient, and Outpatient settings, including diagnostic evaluation, treatment, management, counseling and prevention.
  2. Manage critically-ill stroke patients, such as those with large ischemic stroke, post-thrombolytic and intracerebral hemorrhage.
  3. Order and interpret laboratory and imaging tests in stroke patients.
  4. Work effectively with multidisciplinary teams toward optimal care of stroke patients.
  5. Be able to pursue an academic career in the field of cerebrovascular disorders.

Salary and Benefits