SDNeuroSurgery

CURRENT FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

PHYSICIANS ASSISTANT/ NURSE PRACTITIONER FELLOWSHIP

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Program Description – SDN-SBNS PA&NP Fellowship.docx (pdf)

Fellowship Program Overview

  • This full-time fellowship spans 24 months and comprises both didactic and clinical components. 
  • Fellows can expect to dedicate an average of 40-60 hours per week to operative and clinical-based work. 
  • We aim for our Fellows to engage with 800 in-clinic patients and 500 in-hospital patients, and assist in 300 surgeries annually.

Fellowship Candidates Meet the Criteria

  • Legal employment in the State of California (possessing a valid passport).
  • Holding an unrestricted license to practice as an allied health professional in the state of California.
  • Possessing a current DEA license.
  • Certification by CAPA for the Controlled Substance Education Course.
  • Holding active CPR certification, BLS, and ACLS.

Hands-On Training in a Hospital Setting

  • Mastering OR first-assist techniques with cerebrovascular surgery, surgery of the peripheral nervous system, spinal surgery; cranial and skull base surgery, and stereotactic and functional neurosurgery.
  • Performing procedures under supervision.

The Fellowship Benefits

  • Annual compensation ranges from $120,000 to $200,000 depending on the work taken on by the Fellow.
  •  On-call stipend for taking calls with neurosurgeons at our affiliated hospitals.
  • Eligible for a benefits package including health insurance coverage.
  • Offers a travel allowance for participation in or attendance at a national neurosurgical conference.
  • Two (2) one-week vacations per year.

On-the-Job Evaluations, Tests, Fields of Study

  • Reading, interpretation of X-rays
  • Grand rounds presentations
  • Demonstration of skills
  • Neurosurgery staff review

   Fields of Study:

  • Neurosurgical oncology
  • Neurosurgical critical care
  • Pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • General and stroke neurology
  • Neuroradiology
  • Neurosurgical trauma

Accelerated Learning in a Clinical Setting

  • Patient Intake: taking patient history; performing exams; diagnosing and implementing treatment.
  • Patient Care and Aftercare: ordering and interpreting tests; managing critical conditions; follow-up after treatment and post-op.
  • Patient Education: guiding patients on preventive health care; informing them of non-surgical treatments; and assisting them with patients’ rights.
  • Research Opportunities: assisting with the research, writing, and publication of peer-reviewed papers and case reports.

To Apply:

 To apply for the SDN-SBNS Neurosurgery Physician Assistant and Nurse Practitioner Fellowship, all applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Personal Statement
  • Official transcript from your graduating physician assistant or nurse practitioner program
  • Copy of your physician assistant or nurse practitioner program graduation diploma or certificate
  • Proof of valid and active licensure to practice as a physician assistant or registered nurse and nurse practitioner in the State of California
  • Letters of Recommendation: 

Please review the following guidelines to ensure the correct submission of your letters of recommendation.

  • One (1) letter of recommendation from the program director or current employing physician.
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from recent supervising physicians.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a peer.

To ensure compliance with the application requirements, please ensure that you meet the following criteria:

  • Legal employment in the State of California (possessing a valid passport).
  • Holding an unrestricted license to practice as an allied health professional in the state of California.
  • Possessing a current DEA license.
  • Certification by CAPA for the Controlled Substance Education Course.
  • Holding active CPR certification, BLS, and ACLS.

Interested in applying? Please send the requested information to:

Kevin Yoo, M.D., F.A.A.N.S., F.A.C.S.

[email protected]