Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship

Curriculum

Clinical Service - Fellows are required to complete a total of 14-18 months of clinical service time.  Variability in clinical time is determined by time requirements that may be deemed necessary to complete research or scholarly activity, taking into account clinical competency and skill.  A typical breakdown of the clinical schedule is as follows:

  1. Pediatric ICU Service – 9-12 months

  2. Cardiac Critical Care Service – 5 months

  3. Procedural Sedation – 1 month

Rotation Guide per Year- The typical rotation breakdown per year is as follows:

First year:

  • 6 Clinical PICU
  • 1 Cardiac Critical Care
  • 1 Procedural Sedation
  • 3 Research
  • 1 Vacation

Second year:

  • 3 Clinical PICU
  • 2 Cardiac Critical Care
  • 6 Research
  • 1 Vacation

 Third year:

  • 2 Clinical PICU
  • 2 Cardiac Critical Care
  • 7 Research
  • 1 Vacation

Night Call - Due to the extensive clinical experience required to become a competent Pediatric Critical Care clinician, night call is required during all months of the fellowship including research months.  The night call expectations are as follows:

  • 1st Year – 6 night calls per month, including 2 weekend calls
  • 2nd Year – 5 night calls per month, including 2 weekend calls
  • 3rd Year – 4 night calls per month, including 2 weekend calls

 

Pediatric Critical Care Lecture Series- The fellows have protected time to ensure participation in the Section’s educational lecture series.  The program is designed to systematically cover the required curriculum through a series of formal didactic lectures, journal club presentations, research conferences, and mortality and morbidity case-based discussion sessions.  In addition, the Section often sponsors guest speakers on a national level and from within the University.