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We provide a one or two-year vascular neurology fellowship, both fostering the development of leaders in stroke field, be it in research, education, administration, quality improvement, and/or community outreach.
The two-year fellowship focuses on the career-development of the clinician-scientist, who will dedicate their career to investigating the pathophysiology and epidemiology of cerebrovascular disease and the application of this knowledge to therapeutic advances.
We cover the entire spectrum of stroke clinical trials and clinical research, from acute stroke and brain hemorrhage to stroke recovery and stroke prevention. We have a rich history of fellows developing their own research projects and testing new therapies for stroke and intracerebral hemorrhage.
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.
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.