Requirements and Eligibility
To apply for the 1-year fellowship, the applicant must be eligible for and possess a Texas Medical License or Physician in Training Permit on the start date of the fellowship. Prior to entering fellowship, applicants must have successfully completed an ACGME-accredited program in neurology, child neurology, neurodevelopment disabilities or a similar program accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and have successfully passed USMLE Step 3 prior to fellowship.
Additional requirements for the 2-year fellowship include a full Texas license prior to the second year, and US Citizenship or permanent resident status, due to funding source.
Applications will be accepted from October 1st through March 31st,through the NRMP match https://www.nrmp.org/.
Please contact Crystal Carpenter, our Program Coordinator at Crystal.Carpenter@uth.tmc.edu if you need additional information on our fellowship program.
Our graduates have taken positions across the country and internationally, directing their own stroke programs, leading stroke centers, building tele-stroke services, and conducting research. Read more about our Notable Graduates here.
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During fellowship, fellows of the graduating class of 2020 have published in Stroke, Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Disease, Case Reports in Neurology, JAMA Neurology, and Frontiers in Neurology, and have presented at meetings for organizations such including AHA/ASA, SVIN, and AAN.
Main Clinical Facility
UTHealth is part of the Texas Medical Center which is the largest medical complex in the world. We partner with the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System which has extensive clinical resources. Our fellows work at the flagship university hospital, Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center— the first joint commission certified comprehensive stroke center in Texas.
The inpatient stroke service at the Texas Medical Center campus is a standalone service that cares for all stroke patients in the hospital (average daily census 15-20, average daily admissions 3-4), staffed at all times by one attending, one stroke fellow, and 2-3 neurology residents.
- 12 bed dedicated Stroke Unit, 32 bed Neurology-Neurosurgery ICU with a separate cerebrovascular neurocritical care service, 8 bed Neuro Intermediate Care Unit, and Dedicated Neurology general floor
- The hospital Emergency Department (ED) is one of the city’s two level one trauma centers and almost 10-20% of all stroke patients in the city of Houston are seen in the Hermann ED
- State of the art neuroimaging facilities including CT/CTA/CTP in the ED, plus 4 MRI scanners adjacent to the ED. RAPID software is immediately operational for CTP.
- Two angiography suites with endovascular capability, and state of the art carotid and trans-cranial Doppler ultrasound, all available 24 hours per day. Fellows will also spend time at Memorial Hermann – Memorial city for one-on-one educational experience in a community setting with Neuroendovascular Surgery faculty.
- In-patient neuro-rehabilitation floor adjacent to the stroke unit that is part of TIRR Rehabilitation, the #2 ranked Rehab Hospital in the US
- Outpatient clinics are staffed by stroke faculty and residents in the U.T. Professional Building across the street from the Memorial Hermann Texas Medical Center and medical school (connected by a pedestrian bridge).
- Serves as a telestroke hub to UT Teleneurology, one of the largest telestroke networks in Texas
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