The University of Texas Medical School --Houston / Baylor College of Medicine Brain Injury fellowship is a collaboration between two respected institutions located within the Texas Medical Center - the largest medical center in the world. To this end, both medical schools offer a range of specialized fellowship opportunities through programs supported by federal training grants and through the support of our affiliated institutions.
The Brain Injury and Stroke Fellowship will enable the fellow to develop expertise to perform mental status and neuro-functional examinations; understand the mechanisms of action and side-effects of pharmacologic agents used for neurobehavioral and cognitive dysfunctions after brain injury; develop skills to manage spasticity through serial and inhibitive casting, medications, motor point and nerve blocks, etc.
Train on a brain injury unit and learn effective team leadership and medical management of persons with brain injury, including consultation-liaison, admission screening, acute and post-acute care, vocational and educational rehabilitation and work with families.
Develop skills to manage spasticity through serial an inhibitive casting, medications, motor point and nerve blocks, botulinum toxin injections and intrathecal Baclofen pump.
Understand the mechanisms of action and side-effects of pharmacologic agents used for neurobehavioral and cognitive and affective dysfunctions after brain injury
Develop and demonstrate the skills of team leadership in an interdisciplinary environment.