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Program overview

Over the course of your two-year Neuroendovascular Fellowship, you’ll gain broad knowledge and become increasingly independent as a clinician.

Year one – Prerequisite training
During your first year, you’ll focus on learning more advanced endovascular anatomy of the vasculatures of the brain, spine, head and neck, as this is a crucial foundation for completing procedures, including the management of complex neurovascular patients.

You’ll develop increased proficiency in endovascular access and perform at least 200 catheter-based diagnostic and/or interventional cerebral angiographic procedures as the primary operator.

You’ll also gain experience and competency in catheter techniques, plus an understanding of indications for diagnostic and interventional procedures. To expand your knowledge and make sure you’re at the leading edge of new treatments, you’ll have:

  • Exposure to patients and techniques in clinical trials
  • An introduction to innovative care pathway development, such as Geisinger’s ProvenCare®, designed to reduce costs while delivering the best patient outcomes
  • A grounding in comparative effectiveness research

Year two – Advanced NES training
During your second year, you’ll gain significant clinical experience, culminating in the performance of a broad spectrum of diagnostic and interventional endovascular procedures as defined by core-competency requirements.

Another essential part of this year is participation in academic medical knowledge and patient care training processes relative to NES, including satisfactory completion of milestone level 5 for cerebrovascular diseases.

A multitude of clinical trials are also open and in development in the neurovascular space, and you’ll have the chance to partner with outstanding faculty mentors.

Type   Frequency Duration (hours) 
 Neurosurgery grand rounds/topics  Bi-weekly  1
 Cerebrovascular case conference  Weekly
 Neurosurgery M&M  Monthly   
 NS journal club  Monthly   
 Stroke M&M  Monthly   
 Stroke core committees  Weekly
 Neurovascular research conference  Weekly      1
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