A match system in Neurosciences Critical Care postgraduate training was instituted in 2009. Information about this process can be found on the San Francisco Matching Program website, as well as the Neurocritical Care Society website. In accordance to these newly released guidelines, suitable candidates can apply by submitting the following documentation:
- Curriculum vitae
- Letters of recommendations, including from the departmental chairman
- Medical school transcripts.
These documents are critically evaluated by the Division Director and Director of the Fellowship Training Program. Selected candidates are then invited for an interview.
Eligible candidates include those who are presently in an ACGME-accredited residency training program in Neurology, Neurological Surgery, Internal Medicine, Surgery, Emergency Medicine or Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and would be board eligible at the start of the fellowship training.
Selected candidates are then invited for interviews with the faculty and fellows in the division as well as those faculty members outside the division at Hopkins that the candidate and the division directors identify as having potential research collaborations and provide mentorship during the candidate’s fellowship training.
Some candidates are invited for prolonged visits (1-2 months) as “observers” or to be participants in an “elective rotation” with their institutional approval. Applicants are graded by each of the interviewers in the following major categories:
- Clinical experience in neurology (specifically in critical care and stroke)
- Research interests
- Career goals
- Special emphasis is placed on a sound track record during residency training and on a candidate’s potential toward developing as a clinician-scientist in the field.
Inquiries about the application process may be submitted to:
H. Adrian Puttgen, M.D.
Director, Neurosciences Critical Care Fellowship Program
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Meyer Bldg, Room 8-140
600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287