support research in the ICU and in biomedical engineering. UW
Health is also a StrokeNet hospital with $1.8 million in active
funding from the NIH.
The University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public
Health and the Wisconsin Institute for Medical Research
are attached to the hospital and the schools of nursing
and pharmacy. The direct connection makes for easy access
to clinical and basic/translational research resources,
improving research collaborations. The ICTR grant allows
our fellows the ability to leverage their neurocritical care
training toward either a capstone certificate or a master’s of
science in clinical investigation, population science or public
health. The adjacent UW campus provides for further degree
options. Skills training occurs mostly at the bedside, but
training opportunities also occur in the robust simulation
center where procedural training and courses are offered.
Neurocritical care fellows are expected to complete BLS,
ACLS, ATLS and ENLS courses prior to their graduation from
Neurocritical care fellows at the University of Wisconsin are
fortunate to have a complete educational experience. Faculty
mentoring ensures the cultivation of creative and innovative
talents, critical thinking skills, and communication abilities.
Vast opportunities for bedside clinical training, training in the
classroom and in the simulation center along with research
and advanced degree training afford neurocritical care fellows
a well-rounded skillset that will prepare them for success in
caring for neurocritically ill patients.