Department of Neurosurgery
Neurointensive Care Fellowship
The Medical University of South Carolina, founded in 1824, is the only tertiary/quaternary referral center in the state of South Carolina. The medical center is a 700-bed facility that is designated as a level-one trauma center and is the only facility in the state which meets the JCAHO criteria for comprehensive stroke centers. We are the hub of an active telemedicine network which serves 15 local hospitals. Our medical center offers a 2-year UCNS-accredited fellowship in Neurointensive Care. Visit MUSChealth.com/stroke to find out more about MUSC's Comprehensive Stroke & Cerebrovascular Center.
The Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit is a closed ICU staffed full time by dedicated neurointensivists. The unit is equipped with advanced neuroimaging and monitoring capabilities including portable CT scanning, cerebrovascular ultrasound, continuous EEG monitoring, and invasive cerebral oxygen monitoring capability. Patient care is enhanced by collaboration with the Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Neurointerventional Radiology services; however, the Neurocritical Care team holds the primary responsibility for day-to-day patient management. As a result of our close collaboration with the neurosurgical division, fellows within our program are offered the opportunity to participate in neurosurgical procedures such as burr holes, ventriculostomies, and lumbar drains.
The curriculum at MUSC is intended to give trainees a broad range of critical care experience, while permitting enough flexibility to enable the applicant to pursue specific clinical or research interests. In the first year of training, fellows will spend the majority of their time in the neurocritical care or stroke unit. Additional rotations in the operating room, Medical ICU, and Surgical Trauma ICU provide fellows with a strong foundation in general critical care and procedural skills. During the second year of training, the fellow is expected to take on a leadership role during clinical rotations. Several electives are available, including neurointerventional radiology, neurosurgery, epilepsy, cerebrovascular ultrasound, and pulmonology (including pulmonary procedures). In addition, dedicated research time distributed throughout the program permits fellows to design and complete a clinical or basic science research project during their training.
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Fellowship Application Requirements
- Completed MUSC Fellowship application
- Applications are submitted through the San Francisco Match
- Current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal statement describing your background, clinical & research interests, and career plans