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VA Advanced Fellowship Program: Interprofessional Polytrauma & Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation

 
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General Description

The Office of Academic Affiliations is proud to announce the development of the VA Advanced Fellowship Program in Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation. This program has been designed to meet the growing needs of our military personnel who are returning home from service with Traumatic Brain Injuries, complex orthopedic injuries, and physical and psychological wounds accompanied by cognitive deficits from the "signature" blast injury. New models of care must provide concurrent treatment and rehabilitation, the highest level of interdisciplinary expertise, integrated effort, continuity of care and involve deep levels of family involvement and decision making.

The Interprofessional Polytrauma and Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation Advanced Fellowship is divided into two tracks: a one-year track devoted to clinical practice and a two-year track devoted to research. Both programs are intended to provide post-residency trained physicians and appropriately prepared associated health professionals with in-depth preparation in clinical care, research and leadership in polytrauma, traumatic brain injury and related neuroscience fields. In both cases, the participants are appointed as trainees and receive compensation and benefits commensurate with trainee status.

Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development
 
Director: Stuart Gilman, MD, MPH 
Assistant Director: Jeffrey Cully, PhD 
Administrative Officer: Deborah Ludke, MHA 

 
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Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office
Advanced Fellowships and Professional Development
Department of Veterans Affairs Central Office
VA Medical Center (11/111)
5901 East Seventh Street
Long Beach, CA 90822

Telephone 562-826-5492
Fax 562-826-5932

Special Fellows  

Polytrauma & Traumatic Brain Injury  

Clinical Track (1-Year): The one-year clinical track emphasizes clinical staff enhancement and provides relevant training to clinicians pursuing state of the art treatment skill development. This program has been designed for fully credentialed practitioners including physicians and associated health professionals who are qualified in health professions relevant to polytrauma and TBI such as: clinical psychologists, social workers, registered nurses, and others. Please see the attached program announcement for further details.

Fellowship Program Announcement - Clinical

Research Track Focus (2-Year): The two-year research track emphasizes the great need for further research in the field and provides protected time, mentorship, and a clinical research environment for qualified candidates. This program has been designed for fully credentialed practitioners including physicians and associated health professionals who are qualified in clinical health professions relevant to polytrauma and TBI such as psychologists, social workers, registered nurses, and others as well as relevant non-clinical scientists including research psychologists, anthropologists, sociologists, and others. Please see the attached program announcement for further details.

Fellowship Program Announcement - Research