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Curriculum

Overview

At the end of their training, fellows will be able to:

  • Exhibit a fundamental knowledge of the basic and clinical aspects of cerebrovascular disorders.
  • Treat patients with stroke in a competent, ethical and compassionate manner, taking into account individual clinical variables, the patient’s background and preferences, value-based care and the best available evidence.
  • Formulate a diagnostic and treatment plan for patients with stroke while taking into account the setting where care is provided (teaching or community hospital, inpatient and critical care units and/or outpatient offices).
  • Choose among several professional opportunities (such as further training, clinical practice, research career, etc.) based on personal interest and long-term career goals.
  • Understand the major controversies in the field of stroke.
  • Communicate effectively with patients, families and colleagues to foster better patient outcomes.

Curriculum Information By Year

The fellowship program consists of 13 four-week blocks:

  • 6 blocks at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin wards
  • 5 blocks at Dell Seton Medical Center wards
  • 1 block Vascular Neurosurgery at both Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin and Dell Seton Medical Center
  • 1/2 block Stroke Rehabilitation at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin
  • 1/2 block Stroke Rehabilitation at Central Texas Rehabilitation Hospital