Vascular Neurology Fellowship

The one-year, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-accredited vascular neurology fellowship provides comprehensive training in stroke care in a technologically advanced training center. Rush University Medical Center’s neurointensive care unit is a 28-bed state-of-the-art unit with its own dedicated embedded CT scanner. The 32-bed inpatient neurology floor includes the inpatient stroke unit and six full-time EEG-monitored beds. A neurosonology laboratory includes transcranial Doppler and carotid ultrasound capabilities.

You’ll spend six months in the acute stroke service and two months in the neuroICU service with home-call responsibilities. The remaining six months are focused on electives in neurosonology, neuroradiology, stroke rehabilitation, neuroendovascular surgery and research.

Close collaboration between the cerebrovascular and endovascular neurosurgery departments provides rich mentorship and patient care opportunities. Working in busy clinical inpatient environments, you’ll take an active role in performing acute stroke interventions including IV-tPA, intra-arterial therapies and clinical trials.

You will also offer outpatient stroke management. The Rush Stroke Program is a comprehensive stroke center certified by the Joint Commission that cares for more than 1,100 inpatients and 1,000 outpatients annually. Approximately 1,500 cerebrovascular ultrasounds are also performed and interpreted each year.

Graduating fellows will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology vascular neurology boards.

How to apply

Please submit applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service starting Nov. 15. Contact your dean’s office for an electronic token to register with MyERAS.

Please upload the following materials by March 31, 2018, for start in June 2019:

  • MyERAS application including a curriculum vitae
  • U.S. Medical Licensing Examination transcript (Step 1, Step 2 CK, Step 2 CS and Step 3, if taken) or Comprehensive Osteopathic Medical Licensing Examination transcript
  • Brief personal statement or letter of intent
  • Wallet-sized color photograph
  • Three reference letters uploaded through the ERAS letter of recommendationpPortal

Candidates must have completed an ACGME-accredited neurology residency and be ABPN neurology board-eligible. If you have further questions, please email Laurel Cherian, MD or call (312) 942-8010.