• Three members of the Neurocritical care team

    UC Davis Neurocritical Care Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The UC Davis Health Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program’s primary goal is to provide trainees with comprehensive competence in the care of both the critically ill and neurocritically injured patients, as well as a variety of medical and surgical issues that a neurointensivist can be expected to confront and manage. This program will foster an inquiring approach to the management of critically ill neurological patients through patient care, literature review and application, quality improvement, and research.

The UC Davis program is a collaborative endeavor with the Departments of Neurological Surgery, Neurology, Neuroradiology and Interventional Neuroradiology, and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at UC Davis.  Additional elective training is available at the Mercy San Juan Comprehensive Stroke Center. The fellowship program is accredited by the United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties. An application has been submitted to the ACGME with a target date of transition to an ACGME certified fellowship for July 2025. The program is based in the Department of Neurological Surgery which allows for training in the management of traumatic brain injury and extensive procedural experience.

The UC Davis Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program offers 3 tracks depending on the educational background of the applicant.

2-year Traditional Post Residency Fellowship:
Eligible candidates: Completed an ACGME accredited residency in the following specialties: anesthesiology, neurology, internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine, or child neurology.

1-year Post Critical Care Fellowship Track:
Eligible Candidates: Completed a fellowship which includes at least six months of critical care training in anesthesia critical care, surgical critical care, or in a pulmonary/critical care program. 

1-year Neurosurgery Fellowship Track:
Eligible Candidates: Completed an ACGME accredited neurosurgery residency or completed a minimum of 4 years in post-graduate clinical training in neurosurgery.

The clinical component of the program will be located at the University of California, Davis, Medical Center, which is where fellows will spend most of their time.  This includes experience with the management of neurocritically ill patients that will be integrated with a broader curriculum that focuses upon the management of other critically ill patients.

Required rotations for all curriculum tracks include: Neurocritical care at UC Davis Medical Center and general critical care training in the Medical ICU and other specialty ICUs.  The rotations will be crafted to the interests of the candidate.

Electives for 2-year Track: Cardiothoracic ICU, Neurosurgery Service, Trauma ICU, Acute Stroke Service, Electrophysiology, Anesthesiology, Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology and an away rotation at the Mercy San Juan Stroke Center. 

Electives for 1-year Track for Post Critical Care Fellowship Track: Neurology Service, Acute Stroke Service, Electrophysiology, Anesthesiology, Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology.

Electives for 1-year Track for candidates who are in Neurosurgery Track: Neurology Service, Acute Stroke Service, Electrophysiology, Anesthesiology, Neuroradiology, Interventional Neuroradiology, Infectious Disease, Pulmonary Care.

Position Available for July 2025

We will utilize the San Francisco Application/Match ( https://www.sfmatch.org/ ) for our fellowship position available starting July 1, 2025.  Applicants may start applying on January 3, 2024.  We will review completed applications in February for interviews in March, April and May of 2024.  To learn more about UC Davis Health and the Sacramento region, please click on the Resources tab.

For applicants interested in starting in July 2025 please send questions to Ryan Martin, M.D. (program director) at rymartin@ucdavis.edu. 

The application through SF Match will require:

  • Cover letter
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • USMLE transcripts/score report
  • Three letters of recommendation

To be eligible for the Neurocritical Care Fellowship, you must have completed an ACGME/AOA/RCPSC residency in neurology, anesthesiology, internal medicine, general surgery, emergency medicine,child neurology, or be currently enrolled in an ACGME residency in neurological surgery. 

Visa Requirements
Non-US Citizens must have a J-1 Visa or Work Authorization permit to apply to UC Davis Health fellowship training programs.  UC Davis Health does not accept H1-B Visas.  Please review the complete policy in Requirements for International Medical Graduates at UC Davis Health.

Graduates of Foreign Medical Colleges
You must be eligible for a California state license. Please review the California Medical Board approved list of foreign medical schools to confirm you have an approved degree and your school is listed.  If there is concern about your eligibility for a California Medical License, the fellowship program may require a PTAL letter before we consider you for an interview.

Staci Leitner
Education Manager

Program Leadership

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