Formal Training & Didactics


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Neurocritical Care Conference

Wednesdays at noon, UMMC & virtual

  • 1st: Fellow-led M&M
  • 2nd: Faculty Lecture
  • 3rd: Journal Club
  • 4th: Guest Lecture
  • 5th (as applicable): QI/Research Project Updates

Combined Vascular Neurology & Neurocritical Care Conference

Tuesdays at 3:30PM, in-person on UMN campus and virtual

  • 1st: VN Fellow-Led M&M
  • 2nd: Journal Club
  • 3rd: Challenging/Interesting Cases
  • 4th/5th: Faculty/Guest Lecture

AHA Guideline reviews take place on the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays after beginning in September.

Related Conferences

  • Neuroendovascular Case Conference - 7AM, Wednesdays
  • VN-NCC-Neuroradiology Case Conference - 2PM, Thursdays
  • Additional conferences on elective rotations

Clinical Research Training

  • Each fellow completes a QI/research project during their fellowship (presented to the department at the end of the program).
    • An attending will act as a guide/mentor throughout the process
  • Fellows are trained to the level of Co-Investigators on all of our NIH-funded NCC/VN clinical trials
    • Co-I role leads to credit in peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Fellows play a key role in screening patients and facilitating enrollments
    • 24/7 acute care research coordinator team to support in screening beginning at code activation
    • Additional research coordinators to support in screening for prevention and rehab trials

Simulation Training

Led by the M Simulation team in the new Health Sciences Education Center, fellows will receive training in the following:

  • Airways
  • Brain Death Declaration