Vascular Neurology

How to Apply

Our program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) for a one year program in Vascular Neurology and is listed with the American Medical Association Fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database (FREIDA).

Two positions are available, at the PGY-5 level or above, for training in preparation for the Initial Certification in the Subspecialty of Vascular Neurology administered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
Acceptance in to the program requires graduation from a medical school approved by the Council on Graduate Medical Education of the AMA.  Foreign graduates must have a standard ECFMG certificate and be eligible for licensure in South Carolina.  First-year fellow appointments are made through the matching plan of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

Additional Information includes:
  • Personal Statement detailing interest in vascular neurology
  • 3 Letters of Reference (including one from the residency program director)
  • USMLE Scores
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Copy of ECFMG Certificate (if applicable) 
All application materials are received through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  The interview process at a glance:
  • The Fellowship selection committee reviews preliminary data and extends to selected candidates an invitation to visit the Palmetto Richland/University of South Carolina campus for a personal interview.
  • Department schedules a one night hotel accommodation at no cost to the applicant.
  • Interview day: Meet with chairman and program director; interview with two faculty members; tour Palmetto Health Richland; lunch with a vascular fellow.

Y. Swamy Venkatesh, MD, DM, FRCP(Edin), FAAN
FACP, Program Director

Rhonda S. Harden, C-TAGME  
GME Program Coordinator
Vascular Neurology Fellowship Program
8 Medical Park, Suite 420
Columbia, SC 29203
Office: 803-545-6072  
Fax: 803-545-6051