One fellow per year is selected for the one-year fellowship.
The fellowship program provides fellows with a unique opportunity to train at one of the busiest endovascular medical centers in Colombia, all of which treat patients with some of the most complex neurovascular conditions.
Samaritana University Hospital
CIEN Endovascular Simulation Center
The applicant must have an accredited residency in neurological surgery that offers broad exposure to the full spectrum of neurosurgery, diagnostic neuroradiology, as well as intensive care unit experience.
If an applicant has no prior diagnostic neuroradiology experience, the fellowship will include three additional months to be spent in the diagnostic neuroradiology service before the commencement of the endovascular training.
It is beneficial if the applicant has some level of endovascular experience. To date, many applicants have completed 100 catheter-based diagnostic cerebral angiograms.
If an applicant has no prior endovascular experience, the fellowship program will include three additional months to be spent in the angiography suite to learn the basics of endovascular procedures before the commencement of the 12-month endovascular training.
All fellows must complete a 12-month interval during which he/she performs endovascular neurovascular procedures on a weekly basis.
Typically, four days a week are spent in the endovascular suite and one day is set aside for clinic.
There is a weekly neurovascular conference where new patients are reviewed and follow-up studies on existing patients are discussed with recommendations of treatment/follow-up plans. The neurovascular fellow is involved with the presentation of patients and provides input on decision-making and management.
Throughout the training, the neurovascular fellow is given an increasing amount of supervised procedural responsibilities in the endovascular suite. It is expected that, by the end of the training, the fellow will be ready to run a neurovascular practice with endovascular skills.
Interested individuals should submit a letter of intent along with a current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to the CIEN fellowship application center.
Each application will be reviewed in its entirety with an eye toward a combination of overall academic excellence, leadership ability, career development potential, and personal character. Qualified individuals will be invited to interview. No interviews are scheduled without an invitation, and no individual interviews are scheduled outside of these scheduled sessions. Any candidate who is invited to interview must contact the CIEN to confirm acceptance of the invitation.
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