The Brain Injury Fellowship at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center is a one-year (12-month) ACGME-accredited program that admits one fellow per year.
The Brain Injury Fellowship is open to those who have completed an ACGME-accredited residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology or Psychiatry.
Successful completion of the fellowship program satisfies the eligibility requirement to take the Examination in Brain Injury Medicine to obtain Subspecialty Certification in Brain Injury Medicine.
Fellows will be exposed to the clinical management of brain injury across the continuum of care, including acute trauma and acute rehabilitation and post-acute rehabilitation across the full spectrum of acquired brain injury, from mild to severe, provided at Penn State Health Rehabilitation Hospital and Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center training sites. Fellows will also have full access to the Penn State Health Rehabilitation Research Laboratories, a 4,500-square-foot state-of the-art facility with body composition, exercise physiology, locomotor training and motion analyses laboratories adapted for people with disabilities, as well as the opportunity to coordinate care with a dedicated team of neuropsychologists who provide both inpatient and outpatient care, ranging from psychotherapy to in-depth psychometric testing.
At the end of training, the fellow should be proficient in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management of traumatic and non-traumatic brain injury.
The program will consist of one year with the following clinical rotation and continuity clinic:
- Six months Inpatient Brain Injury and Outpatient Continuity Clinic and Spasticity Clinic
- Six months Brain Injury Consult and Outpatient Continuity Clinic and Spasticity Clinic
- Opportunity to work with Neuropsychology on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, as well as Neurosurgery, Trauma and Neuroradiology
All applications must be submitted through ERAS, and we participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP). Applications will not be received outside of ERAS, and positions will not be filled outside the match.
The first fellow in this program will start in July 2019. Applications for that position will be accepted through Aug. 15, 2018.
All applicants must be graduates of an ACGME-accredited residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Neurology or Psychiatry.