Duration of Training, Education and Benefits

Number of positions per year: 1

Duration of Training: 24 months for candidates completing a residency in neurology, anesthesiology, child neurology, emergency medicine, general surgery or internal medicine.

Duration of Training: 12 months for candidates completing a residency in neurosurgery or a fellowship in critical care.

This period is split into mandatory requirements and electives. The duration of each requirement may be subject to change based on the trainee’s progress.

Mandatory Requirements (18 months)

  • Neurointensive Care: 10 months
  • Medical ICU (MICU): 2 months
  • Surgical/Trauma ICU (SICU): 2 months
  • Anesthesiology: 1 month
  • Critical Care Ultrasonography (CCUSG): 1 month
  • Research: 2 months

Elective Rotations (6 months)

  • Endovascular Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Vascular Lab (Transcranial Dopplers, Carotid Dopplers)
  • Critical Care EEG (CCEEG)
  • Stroke
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR)

Vacation: 4 weeks of vacation every 12 months. Vacation can only be requested during elective rotations

Education and Benefits

Education: Teaching methods include direct patient care, patient rounds, didactic and multidisciplinary conferences. Fellows supervise all the resident in the team and are given progressive responsibility based on their level of training and knowledge. Attendance at all didactics and conferences are mandatory for fellows rotating on the neurocritical care service. During the time for the conferences listed below, the resident will reach out directly to the neurocritical care attending on service so as to provide the fellow with protected educational time.

  • Bi weekly neurocritical care conferences: These include didactics, morbidity mortality presentation, journal clubs and case presentation
  • Bi weekly vascular neurology conferences: These include didactics, morbidity mortality presentation, journal clubs and case presentation
  • Weekly neurology grand rounds
  • Quarterly neurology morbidity and mortality conferences
  • Monthly neurosurgery journal club
  • Monthly neurosurgery morbidity and mortality conferences
  • Weekly medical intensive care didactics (while on medical intensive care rotations)
  • Weekly trauma rounds
  • Monthly trauma/surgical ICU morbidity and mortality conferences
  • Attendance at at least one yearly national conference with funding: Neurocritical care society, society of critical care medicine, international stroke conference
  • Yearly neurology bootcamp for incoming neurology residents: supervision by neurocritical care fellow
  • Year procedural workshop for neurology residents: supervision by neurocritical care fellow
  • ACLS certification
  • Advanced trauma and life support certification

Scholarly Activities: The program provides ample opportunities for the fellows to participate in research, quality improvement projects and other scholarly activities.

Support from the DMC GME:

Benefits: Medical, Dental and Vision Health Plans, Flexible Spending Accounts, Disability Insurance, Retirement and Stock options and long-term care plans

Other Benefits: Medical Licensing Fees, White Coats, BLS/ACLS/ATLS/ENLS training, a $600 per year meal card and $2500 per year educational stipend


Krystal Norrix
Program Coordinator, Neurocritical Care 
Department of Neurology, 8D-UHC
Detroit Michigan, 48201
Office Phone: 313-745-1687
Fax:  313-745-4216
Wazim Mohamed, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Medical Director Neurocritical Care Unit DMC/WSU
Director, Neurocritical Care Fellowship training program