NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program of the Department of Neurology

Length of Fellowship: 12-24 months
Year Established: 1997
Residents per Year: 1

The NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program of the Department of Neurology offers a one year clinical fellowship for individuals who have completed an ACGME accredited residency in Neurology or Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and are Board eligible or Board certified in the respective fields.

Our NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program provides a comprehensive and well-rounded clinical training with the focus on the areas of brain injury, stroke and other related conditions associated with brain pathology and neuro-muscular conditions.

The clinical base of this fellowship training is at The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis (TRISL), a CARF accredited free standing acute rehabilitation facility with 96-beds. TRISL provides highly specialized multidisciplinary rehabilitation programs in Stroke, Brain injury, and Spinal Cord injury among other specialty programs.

NR Fellow rotates at Barnes-Jewish Hospital on the NeuroRehabilitation Consult Service, and is engaged with Neuro- and Trauma ICUs.

Fellow sees patient in the outpatient Stroke and Brain injury continuity clinics in the Center for Advanced Medicine, and continues to expand multi-specialty Concussion Program. NR fellow has the opportunity to advance skills in the comprehensive management of spasticity to include BTX and ITB therapies.

NR fellow has an opportunity to participate in many curricular activities in the Department of Neurology to include Grand Rounds and specialty seminars. Fellow is expected to have a strong teaching role in the education of the Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation residents and medical students at Washington University, and be a part of the core curriculum for the PM&R Residency Program.

As Fellow advances with training, he/she will serve as an attending on the Stroke and Brain Injury units at TRISL with the direct supervisory and teaching responsibilities of the PM&R residents on these services.

NR fellow will be required to complete a quality improvement or clinical research project under the guidance of the faculty.

Application for the fellowship should include letter of interest with career goals, current curriculum vitae and three letters of reference from individuals who are familiar with the applicant’s work. One of these letters must be from the residency program director. A visit to the medical center for an interview is required.

The fellowship standard period: July 1 – June 30 academic year.
Applications and interviews should be completed prior to January 1 of the year in which the fellowship is to commence.

Oksana Volshteyn, M.D.
Chief, Division of NeuroRehabilitation
Director, NeuroRehabilitation Fellowship Program
Department of Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine
Campus Box 8518
4444 Forest Park Ave
St. Louis, MO, 63108
Tel: (314) 454-7757
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