About the SCI Medicine Program
The Baylor College of Medicine and University of Texas McGovern Medical School - Houston Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Medicine Fellowship is a collaboration between two respected institutions located within the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world. This partnership provides a collaborative environment that bridges boundaries across institutions and specialties and is committed to providing the highest possible quality of interdisciplinary postgraduate fellowship training.
The Spinal Cord Injury Medicine fellows in both programs will be exposed to a broad spectrum of clinical management of spinal cord injury (SCI) including acute trauma and neuro‐surgical management, acute rehabilitation, and long-term sustaining care provided at the various training sites. Fellows have ample opportunity to participate in SCI‐related research. Fellows spend half of their time at TIRR | Memorial Hermann and half at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center SCI unit.
Each year there is one fellowship opening available at Baylor and two available at McGovern.
- A good balance of both acute and chronic SCI, VA and private/academic practice, inpatient and outpatient experience, in the settings SCI professionals typically practice.
- Opportunities to learn from more than 10 actively practicing, subspecialty‐certified SCI physicians with varied backgrounds and experiences, for a broad exposure to different practice styles.
- A strong faculty commitment to fellow education, in which the faculty often outnumber the fellows during regular, formal didactics directed at a fellowship‐level of training.
- Ample opportunity to manage and observe the types of patients and procedures not commonly seen in SCI centers with smaller volumes of patients.
Starting with the 2021 recruitment season, the BCM SCIM fellowship is seeking highly motivated candidates interested in an intensive research and/or quality improvement experience during their clinical fellowship. In addition to high quality clinical training, the BCM SCIM fellow will have 20% (1 full weekday) dedicated to participating in research and quality activities, access to didactics in health services research through the Center for Innovations in Quality, Effectiveness and Safety and one-on-one mentoring in research methods and career development throughout the year.
Please contact Dr. Felicia Skelton for more information.