SCI Fellowship Program
Welcome from the Program Director
The Division of Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) at the University of South Florida, Morsani College of Medicine offers an ACGME accredited 12-month training program in Tampa, Florida.
The curriculum is designed to provide our trainees with advanced clinical training in SCI with exposure to the full spectrum of SCI care, learning acute management at inpatient rehabilitation and ventilator unit, as well as chronic management in the outpatient, long-term care, and home care settings.
Our program offers our trainee 10 months at the Spinal Cord Injury Center at the James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital. There will also be a 1-month neurosurgery rotation at Tampa General Hospital (TGH). TGH is a level one trauma center and has been ranked High Performing in Neurology & Neurosurgery by U.S. News & World Report. The trainee will also rotate perform a total of 1-month pediatric spinal cord injury medicine at Shriner’s Hospital for Children with a pediatric neurologist, managing a variety of congenital and acquired spinal cord injury/disease.
To evaluate the full range of activities related to the fellowship training in Spinal Cord Injury, with a focus on improving training within the 6 ACGME core competencies: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Systems-Based Practice, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement, and Professionalism.
- Produce future board-certified spinal cord injury medicine subspecialty leaders who are confident in providing comprehensive care to the patients and advance the field through quality improvement and research.
- Graduate trainees with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes to provide the highest quality of care for their patients and to maintain their professional satisfaction.
- Develop a clinical learning environment that monitors and supports the well-being of fellows, faculty, residents, and other members of the health care team.
- Develop a strong presence in the community.