Do you love neurology but want to gain clinical experience and didactic training in a busy private practice before starting your residency?
Are you ready to work hard and learn a ton about neurology?
Do you crave mentorship from multiple neurologists?
Would you like to spend a year in a vibrant city and work with a fun, supportive team that is as passionate about patient care as you are?
The successful applicant will come with a strong knowledge base, be familiar with the neurological examination and localization, will be highly motivated, and will be dedicated to their goal of attaining a Neurology/Neurosurgery residency and becoming board-certified. Strong communication skills (both written and oral) are imperative. Attention to detail, patience, humility, teamwork and the ability to prioritize multiple tasks are valued traits. Completion of a rotating internship is strongly desired, but equivalent clinical experience will be considered.
About the Internship
Southeast Veterinary Neurology is offering a one-year specialty internship in Neurology and Neurosurgery with the potential to extend into a Neurology and Neurosurgery Residency. The Neurology Internship at Southeast Veterinary Neurology is designed for an individual that has completed a general medical and surgical internship and seeks further training in anticipation of pursuing a Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency. The ultimate goal of the internship is preparation for a Neurology/Neurosurgery Residency.
As our neurology intern, you will assist the neurologists in appointments and emergencies, daily patient assessments, formulating treatment plans, client and DVM communication, diagnostic procedures, diagnostic imaging, surgery and post-operative management. You will be an integral part of the team and will be expected to be positive, hard-working, dedicated to continual improvement, and available to your patients when needed.
About the Practice
Southeast Veterinary Neurology is a referral neurology, neurosurgery and diagnostic imaging practice in south Florida. We have three locations. Our Miami location serves Miami-Dade County, Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) and the Florida Keys. Our Boynton Beach location serves Broward County, Palm Beach County and Martin County. Our Jupiter location serves Palm Beach County and is situated within the Jupiter Pet Emergency and Specialty Center. We are offering two separate internship positions (one in Miami and one in Boynton Beach), however both practices support each individual internship through mentorship, video conferencing, and didactic rounds.
Didactic Training, Mentorship and Evaluations
The strength of our internship centers on the large and diverse caseload in a busy private practice that is led by a team of neurologists that enjoys teaching and mentoring. There are over 150 hours of didactic training built into our program. Journal club is held every Thursday. Advanced imaging studies are performed daily. Interns gain experience writing all MRI reports which are then reviewed by the neurologists and/or radiologists. MRI and CT didactic training is performed three out of four weeks, with neuropathology rounds on the fourth week. Lectures such as “MRI Physics and Sequences”, “MRI Normal Anatomy”, “Approach to MRI Interpretation”, "MRI Artifacts and Pseudolesions" and others are presented by neurologists throughout the year.
The internship is supported by a neurology/neurosurgery resident. Interns are welcome to attend weekly Neurology Resident review sessions covering topics in neuroanatomy, electrodiagnostics, radiology and neuropathology.
Feedback is provided on a daily basis. Formal written assessments are performed monthly.
Facility, Neurologists and Staff
We moved into our newly renovated Miami location in 2015. This facility was designed with two surgical suites, on-site 1.5T MRI and helical CT. Our Boynton Beach location was built in 2017. The surgical suites are equipped with standard monitoring (ECG, blood pressure, Doppler, SpO2, EtCO2, temperature support), Synthes drivers and saws, bone plating and external skeletal fixation equipment, ultrasonic aspirator and a Carl Zeiss operating microscope (offering the intern a unique opportunity to view neurosurgery).
Our neurologists routinely perform spinal surgery (hemilaminectomy, ventral slot, spinal fracture, atlantoaxial and lumbosacral stabilizations, tumor removals, etc) and intracranial surgery (brain tumor removal, ventriculoperitoneal shunting, foramen magnum decompression, etc). The intern will be involved in all aspects of surgery.
A Cadwell electrodiagnostic unit is available for EMG, nerve conduction studies, BAER, and other electrodiagnostic evaluations. Our laboratory is equipped with basic hematology and serum biochemistry machines, blood gas monitoring and a Cytospin 3 for CSF cytology.
Our technical staff is well-trained, with the majority being certified veterinary technicians. Many have greater than 10 years of experience. We have technicians that are RVMRI (Registered Veterinary Magnetic Resonance Imagers), VTS Neurology and Certified in Canine Rehabilitation. Physical therapy is available within the practice.