Fellow's Responsibilities

Clinical Experience

Research fellows screen patients and observe at the MHealthFairview University of Minnesota Hospital working with Neurology residents and Vascular Neurology faculty.

Expectations include:

  • Attend daily pre-rounds and rounds on patients admitted with stroke service.
  • Team up with the residents in reviewing history and neurological examinations prior to the start of rounds.
  • Present cases to the group interpreting neuroimages, formulating differential diagnoses and management plans based on clinical assessments by the clinical staff.
  • Offer to deliver oral/powerpoint presentations on topics approved by the attending physician.
  • Introduce the research studies to eligible patients and recorded them into the database on Redcap
  • Attend care conferences, stroke codes and observed mechanical thrombectomy.
  • Attend weekly stroke didactics, neurocritical care and neuroradiology conferences.

Guided, Independent Research Projects and Group Operations

Research Fellows will work independently (but guided by the faculty or Research Fellowship Directors) and collaboratively on various elements of new or ongoing investigator-initiated projects and be expected to contribute to the maintenance and growth of the operational infrastructure of the program. 

Expectations include:

  • Management of one or more operational domains (REDCap expert, database management, scheduling, neuro-rads conferences, screening new candidates, etc.)
  • Submission of case studies (as approved by faculty)
  • Participation in research symposiums (local and national)
  • Meaningful contribution to manuscripts that lead to submissions/publications
  • Collaborative efforts for the betterment of the group (presentations to the group, "pearls" for residency application/interviewing upon placement)

Clinical Research Coordinator

Research fellows may also function as Clinical Research Coordinators on internal projects or with the Acute Care Research Coordinator (ACRC) group housed in the Department of Emergency Medicine.  

Research Fellows with extensive clinical experience may be interviewed for the Clinical Research Coordinator position with the ACRC (which is a paid, on-call position focusing efforts on PM and weekend shift work)Ideal candidates will have experience with emergency or critical care, be interested in gaining research expertise in a unique environment and enjoy working with a team.  

Expectations include:

  1. Experience with patient populations including emergency room, critical care, or neurocritical care patients.
  2. Excellent interpersonal skills dealing with critically ill patients and their families.

Detailed Job Responsibilities:

  • Knowledge of each study protocol and departmental resources such as protocols & study documents.
  • Understand protocol(s) to effectively and appropriately enroll patients within study parameters.
  • Complete sponsor’s requirements for studies: (protocol training, data entry, etc.) in a timely manner.
  • Attain and maintain certification in study-specific assessments and protocols and named on Delegation of Authority log.
  • Proficient in consent process and documentation (including EFIC consent processes).
  • Accurately enter data for the randomization process and Case Report Forms (CRF's).
  • Learn and access resources at each site to assist as needed (Emergency Department, Neurology, Surgery, Pharmacy, Research Assistants, lab, nursing).
  • Occasional participation in telephone conferences or webinars.
  • Call can be taken outside the office as long as the study coordinator can respond promptly to a call (immediate call back to verify receipt, on site in 45 minutes).