I am a neurology resident who had a couple questions about stroke fellowship. I am trying to figure out what I want to do with my life and was wondering what the benefits are of doing a stroke fellowship. If I went that route I would not do NIR and would likely look for neurohospitalist or stroke job. Although I probably like stroke the best out of everything in neurology, in the long term I am not sure if I want to spend all of my career in the inpatient setting (although I think inpatient would be ideal for at least the beginning of my career). Alternatively I could do emg/neurophys (which I am less interested in), work as a neurohospitalist for a while, do some EMG's on the side, and have a skill I could apply in outpatient neurology if I eventually make the transition to outpatient. Questions: If I did a stroke fellowship would it be practical to transition to an outpatient career eventually ? After fellowship, if I were working in a community hospital for example, is stroke call any worse than general neurology call? Do you do better financially with a stroke fellowship than without if you were a neurohospitalist? If so, why is that the case? How do non-interventional vascular neurologists command a higher salary?