Goals

Goals of the Spinal Cord Injury Fellowship program include:

  • Becoming proficient in all aspects of care provided to persons with acute and long-term spinal cord injury
  • Developing expertise in clinical decision making regarding rehabilitative aspects of SCI care
  • Developing a sound background in diagnosis and management of neurogenic bladder and bowel, sexuality and fertility, spasticity, pressure ulcers, pain and other pertinent SCI secondary complications
  • Developing and demonstrating the skills of team leadership in an interdisciplinary environment
  • Developing proficiency in teaching medical students, residents and others
  • Developing proficiency in research in the field of spinal cord injury

Fellow Responsibilities

The fellow will:

  • Participate in inpatient and outpatient clinical activities at MEDVAMC and TIRR SCI services on a rotating basis
  • Participate in acute SCI consultative activities at Memorial Hermann Hospital on a rotating basis
  • 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 clinic nurses in monitoring treatment of all aspects of health and rehabilitation
  • Assume responsibility for at least one research project with clinical or basic subjects relevant to spinal cord injury
  • Keep pace with development in the field of SCI by discussion of articles or chapters from the literature
Sample Rotation Schedule - MEDVAMC


July

August

September

October

November

December

VA SCI Inpatient - Huang



Monthly

Monthly



VA SCI Inpatient - Dajoyag-Mejia

Monthly

Monthly





VA SCI Inpatient - Wade





Monthly

Monthly

VA SCI Outpatient Clinic - Bodenheimer

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

VA SCI Inpatient Consults - Skelton-Dudley

Intermittently

Intermittently

Intermittently

Intermittently

Intermittently

Intermittently

Sample Rotation Schedule - TIRR/Memorial Hermann


January

February

March

April

May

June

TIRR SCI Inpatient - Davis

Monthly

Monthly





TIRR SCI Inpatient - Wenzel





Monthly

Monthly

Memorial Hermann SCI Consults - Frontera/Bosques



Monthly

Monthly



TIRR SCI Oupatient Clinic - Frontera, Stampas, Korupolu

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly

Weekly