The Spinal Cord Medicine Injury Program trains fellows to:
- Be proficient practitioners in all aspects of care provided to persons with acute and long-term spinal cord injuries,
- Develop expertise in clinical decision-making regarding rehabilitative aspects of SCI care,
- Confidently diagnose and manage neurogenic bladder and bowel, sexuality and fertility, spasticity, pressure ulcers, pain, and other pertinent SCI secondary complications,
- Develop and demonstrate the skills of team leadership in an interdisciplinary environment,
- Be competent in teaching medical students, residents, and others, and
- Become skilled in the field of spinal cord injury research.
The fellow will:
- Participate in inpatient and outpatient clinical activities at MEDVAMC and TIRR SCI services on a rotating basis,
- Participate in SCI consultative activities at MEDVAMC and Memorial Hermann,
- Supervise and teach medical students and residents under the mentorship of program attendings,
- Participate in appropriate SCI educational activities at the training locations.
- Work closely with interdisciplinary staff to monitor and treat all aspects of health and rehabilitation,
- Assume responsibility for at least one scholarly project relevant to spinal cord injury medicine, and
- Stay abreast of the latest developments in the field of SCI by discussing articles and chapters from current literature.