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First Year Fellow

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - (8 blocks)

Anesthesiology - (1 block)

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - (1 block)

Research - (1 block)

Vacation  - (1 block)

 

Second Year Fellow

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - (4 blocks)

Transplant - (1 block)

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - (2 block)

Research - (5 block)

Vacation - (1 block)

 

Third Year Fellow

Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) - (1 blocks)

Transplant - (1 block)

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CICU) - (2 or 3 blocks)

Research - (8 or 9 blocks)

Vacation - (1 block)

 

PICU block

Fellows will learn and actively participate in patient care in a Medical / Surgical PICU.  The rotation will consist of patient management, formal didactic sessions, informal bedside learning, literature review, and self-study.

CICU block

Fellows will learn and actively participate in patient care in a CICU, cardiac operating room, and the catheterization suite.  The rotation will consist of patient management, formal didactic sessions, informal bedside learning, literature review, and self-study for patients with cardiovascular illnesses and congenital heart disease.

Anesthesiology block

During the Anesthesiology rotation, fellows will learn and actively participate in patient care in the pre-operating room (OR), OR, and post OR unit.   This is a first year fellow rotation and will consist of patient management, informal bedside learning, literature review, and self-study.  The fellow will become competent in effective airway management, recognizing difficult airways, and gain knowledge about sedatives, analgesics, and muscle relaxants.

Transplant

This is a second year fellow rotation and will consist of patient management, informal bedside learning, literature review, and self-study During the Transplant rotation, fellows will learn and actively participate with solid organ transplantation patients.  The rotation emphasizes growth in medical knowledge, clinical assessment skills, independent decision-making ability, and effective and efficient patient management skills for the child with solid organ transplantation.

Research

The program recognizes the importance of scholarly activity in the formation of a well-rounded pediatric critical care physician.  Fellows will be expected to actively participate in clinical, quality, translational, or basic research.

The pediatric critical care medicine fellow is expected to initiate and complete a clinical, quality / patient safety, translational, or basic science research project during his or her fellowship.  By the end of the first year, the fellow identifies a research mentor and selects a Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC) composed of at least 3 individuals with research experience in the area of interest, one of whom is outside the fellow's division.  The SOC meets twice a year during the duration of fellowship, and determines whether the fellow has selected a specific research project appropriate to fulfill the ABP requirements for scholarly activity.