Pediatric Critical Care
One of the primary missions of the Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Riley Hospital for Children/Indiana University is to train the next generation of academically-minded pediatricians who will help care for children with the most complex and critical conditions. We have state of the art facilities, a diverse and medically complex patient population, innovative research centers, and committed faculty which create the ideal environment for young physicians to thrive and foster their career development.
The Pediatric Intensive Care Units at Riley Hospital for Children provide educational experiences to a variety of health care professional trainees, including medical students, Pediatric, Medicine-Pediatric, and Emergency Medicine resident physicians, and Pediatric Critical Care Fellows. These experiences are highlighted by not only traditional bedside teaching and lecture presentations, but also through the utilization of a high-fidelity simulation lab, allowing fellows, residents, and students the opportunity to learn in a realistic, yet safe environment with real-time feedback and direct faculty guidance.
Our Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program provides sub-specialty training to physicians interested in developing into the next generation of Pediatric Intensivists. We are an ACGME accredited program and provide comprehensive training, with anticipation for ABP accreditation in Pediatric Critical Care.
Fellows in our program will gain exposure and expertise in the care of critically ill children with complex cardiac disorders, complex neurologic/neurosurgical conditions, multisystem trauma, respiratory failure and cardiovascular collapse. Our therapeutic resources for care include ECMO, HFOV, inhaled nitric-oxide, CRRT, and plasma-exchange therapies.
One of our goals is to provide fellow trainees with an opportunity to participate in and contribute to ground-breaking and paradigm shifting research. There are opportunities to develop expertise in basic laboratory research, pediatric heath care services, and translational and clinical research. Our goal is to have fellows conceive an original research hypothesis, develop and execute an investigative protocol, present findings at a national conference, and submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed medical journal prior to completion our program. We believe that with the training, connections, and opportunities available in our program, trainees will be attractive and highly competitive to the full cadre of professional opportunities, including academic positions, at leading facilities.