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Welcome to the University of Massachusetts neurocritical care fellowship program!

Here at the University of Massachusetts we have a mission to provide fellows with rigorous, comprehensive, and multidisciplinary education. This training program will promote the successful transition from fellow to compassionate, effective and independently practicing physician.

About the Fellowship

Our fellowship program is a UCNS accredited 2 year training program that includes broad clinical exposure to the entire spectrum of critical illness including neurological, neurosurgical, neurovascular and neurotrauma emergencies. We are the only level 1 trauma center as well as the only comprehensive stroke center in central Massachusetts. We have a wide catchment area and provide excellent academic clinical exposure.

Fellows will have the unique opportunity to work in the only closed neurocritical care unit in New England and will be primarily responsible for medical management of all neurologically injured patients. Fellows will take care of a wide variety of neurologic injuries including traumatic brain injury, acute traumatic spinal cord injury, cerebral hemorrhage, subarachnoid hemorrhage, malignant ischemic stroke, neoplasms with cerebral edema and status epilepticus.  Multidisciplinary care is provided with consulting teams from surgical trauma, stroke and general neurology, epilepsy, plastic and orthopedic surgery, neurointerventional radiology and neurosurgery. 

Our fellowship program will also focus on innovative telemedicine. The University of Massachusetts has the only certified and award winning Electronic ICU (E-ICU) in New England with 24/7 Critical Care Attending coverage of all of the ICUs in the UMass system as well as eight outside/affiliated hospital ICUs.  We also have an impressive Telestroke network including eight subscriber hospitals from the Central Massachusetts area to as far as Eastern Connecticut. We provide neurological expertise to outside/remote emergency rooms for the assessment and acute emergent management of neurological emergencies including the administration of IV thrombolytics and stroke care.

Along with excellent clinical and telemedicine exposure, our fellowship program has created a multidisciplinary simulation experience to enhance learning. University of Massachusetts has a large simulation center with extensive programs to guide learners in a variety of activities including procedures (central lines, arterial lines, bronchoscopy), ACLS/BLS, Critical care ultrasound, Serious illness conversations and response to neurologic emergencies.

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