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Neurocritical Care

The Neurocritical Care Fellowship program at Upstate is a 24-month program designed to meet or exceed the core requirements as specified by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties and Society of Critical Care Medicine. It is one of the first UCNS-certified programs, providing comprehensive training in the management of neurological and neurosurgical patients requiring critical care. Candidates must be BC/BE in Neurology, Neurosurgery, Anesthesiology, Internal Medicine, or Emergency Medicine.

Upstate Medical University Hospital is a Level I trauma center serving Central New York. It is one of the first hospitals in the region to get Stroke Center Certification, and the only Comprehensive Stroke Center in the region. The hospital has a new Neuroscience complex with 14-bed Neuroscience Critical Care unit, a 13-bed Neuroscience Stroke/Step-down unit including a 5-bed EEG monitoring unit.

Fellows receive supervised training in application of neurocritical care principles and procedural skills in the care of life-threatening neurological diseases. Fellows are trained in advanced hemodynamic assessment and monitoring using invasive and non-invasive techniques such as arterial and central line catheterization and cardiac output monitoring. Fellows will have opportunities to develop expertise in advanced airway management including endotracheal intubations, ventilator management and fiber optic bronchoscopies; multimodality neuromonitoring including continuous EEG assessment and interpretation, intraparenchymal brain tissue oxygenation/intracranial pressure monitor insertion and management, external ventricular drain insertion and management; transcranial Doppler applications and interpretations and other diagnostic and therapeutic technologies. Elective rotations include MICU/CCU, SICU/Trauma, Neurointerventional, Stroke and Research. Didactic lectures cover the core curriculum as outlined by the UCNS/SCCM and include formal and informal sessions. Regular journal clubs, case conferences, grand rounds and research lectures supplement the core curriculum to enhance clinical experience. Fellows are encouraged to tailor their fellowship experience based on individual career goals and objectives. Salary and benefit are commensurate to PGY level.

Curriculum for Critical Care Neurology Fellowship PDF Icon

Application Process

We participate in the electronic San Francisco match service and all candidates must register with the SF Match External Icon in order to submit a rank list.  Applicants can apply starting October 1st. We accept applications through April. Interviews are typically held between February and May. We can only take US citizens or permanent residents. We are unable to accept Visa holders ie. J1 or H1b visas. We require a copy of Permanent resident card or US passport if not a US citizen prior to scheduling an interview.

Application Requirements

  1. Updated curriculum vitae
  2. Letter of intent/Personal Statement
  3. Three (3) letters of recommendation, one of these must be from your current Program Director if still in training.
  4. ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  5. Certificate of completion of ACGME-accredited residency, if you have completed residency training at the time of application.

Salary and Benefits