The Virginia iSpine Physicians Interventional Spine Care fellowship program is a rigorous training program that teaches physiatrists an evidence based, algorithmic approach to diagnosing and treating painful spinal disorders. Fellows learn how to critically evaluate and interpret historical features, physical exam findings, diagnostic imaging features, and electrodiagnostic evaluations to formulate a comprehensive differential diagnosis. Inherent in this process is the judicious use of fluoroscopically guided precision spinal procedures to accurately diagnose and optimally treat symptoms.
Fellows contribute to original research, grant writing, abstract and manuscript preparation, and student, resident, and patient education. These research and community outreach activities are orchestrated through the Virginia Spine Research Institute, Inc.
Fellows trained in this curriculum will learn how to operate an efficient iSpine practice, practice evidence based spine medicine, and conduct meaningful spine research. A minimum 2 day interview visit is required after application submission and invitation to visit. Two positions are offered starting in July and September of each academic year. Interviews are conducted starting in May and run through mid August of the preceding calendar year.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of intent, personal statement, current CV, 3 letters of recommendation, and SAE scores to Dr. Michael J. DePalma by email.
A $50 administrative fee is due with each application. Checks may be made out to Virginia Spine Research Institute, Inc.