Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care
To gain experience in clinical research and quality improvement in pediatric cardiac critical care
- To learn the fundamentals of hypothesis-driven research in a mentored setting including the development proper experimental design and methodology and data collection and analysis.
- To develop the skills necessary for effective presentation of research results at national conferences and in published manuscript.
Overview and Expectations
- Fellows are expected to choose a clinical research project at the beginning of the fellowship year with the guidance of CVICU mentors and the PICU research team.
- Research that can logistically be completed during a one year fellowship with 12 weeks of dedicated research time include retrospective chart review, prospective observational study, hypothesis-driven quality improvement project, or database queries. This is a 12-week rotation divided into 2- to 4-week blocks throughout the course of the year; fellows will not be responsible for in-house call in the CVICU during this rotations.
- Fellows will also be expected to attend local and regional education sessions to learn the fundamentals of statistical analysis and research design.