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Neuroscience Fellowship for Advanced Practice Providers

While Neurology is often considered to be the most difficult specialty; it is also one of the fastest growing specialties in critical care.  To meet the ongoing demand for advanced practice providers (APPs) in the field of neuroscience, MetroHealth is starting the first neuroscience fellowship in the country, with a focus of neurocritical care for APPs.

This impressive program is a 12-month post-graduate APP fellowship at MetroHealth’s main campus in Cleveland, OH, which is both a comprehensive stroke center and the region’s largest and most experienced Level 1 trauma center.  The program’s goal is to provide specialty training to a motivated NP or PA interested in pursuing a career in neurocritical care.  

The fellowship’s curriculum will include both didactic and clinical experience, under the guidance of experienced, nationally recognized MD and APP faculty.  Fellows can expect to learn how to perform a nuanced neurological assessment, read neuroimaging, develop an understanding of EEG, interpret transcranial doppler waveforms, perform and interpret bedside ultrasound, and perform bedside procedures including endotracheal intubation, arterial lines, central venous catheters and lumbar puncture.  The fellow will have an opportunity to participate in journal clubs, morbidity and mortality reviews, ongoing quality improvement and research projects, as well as assist in education for nursing.  The fellow can expect to work shifts of varying lengths and will include both day/night shifts, as well as weekends.  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) hour restrictions will be strictly enforced.  Work weeks will typically range between 40 – 60 hours per week. 

The MHMC Neuroscience Fellowship will accept one candidate each year on a competitive basis.  Candidates will be selected by a comprehensive view of graduate school transcripts, work experience, clinical rotations, leadership qualities, personal statement and interview.  Fellows will be required to have graduated from an accredited program, be board certified in their area of specialty, and possess a State of Ohio APRN or PA license.  APRN candidates must be acute care certified.  

ACLS, BLS and ENLS are also required. 

Interested candidates should send CV and cover letter to [email protected]