Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Curriculum

Clinical

Clinical experience for fellows will focus on inpatient pediatric acute care as part of the IU/Riley Pediatric Hospital Medicine Program. Fellows will benefit from mentorship and training provided by a group of dedicated clinical educators in the pediatric hospital medicine group at IU/Riley. The hospitalist program currently provides inpatient care for more than 8,000 patients each year, ensuring that each fellow will receive much needed exposure to a wide range of clinical patient care issues. Fellows will also have the chance to expand their clinical proficiency, improving their ability to provide quality care to pediatric patients in any setting. These clinical skills will be enhanced through trainee participation in electives offered across a broad spectrum of pediatric inpatient care.  Riley is home to several highly ranked subspecialty programs.  Thanks to this, our hospital medicine fellowship offers the opportunity for additional training in such diverse areas as pediatric critical care and transport, pediatric emergency medicine, anesthesia, procedural sedation, toxicology, the care of medically complex children, surgical service co-management, child protection, infectious disease, nephrology, gastroenterology and others based on interest.

Education / Teaching

Academics and teaching are a strongly emphasized component of the IU/Riley PHM fellowship program. The pediatric hospitalists at IU/Riley are dedicated clinical educators, with broad recognition for their commitment to medical education as evidenced by the multiple teaching honors awarded to them by the residents and medical students at IUSM. They are responsible for supervising and teaching both medical students and residents on the inpatient pediatric services at Riley hospital. One of the goals of the Pediatric Fellowship Program is to foster commitment to education. The fellow will have the opportunity to receive training in adult learning theory and curriculum development. As part of their experience, fellows will be involved in daily teaching activities and will be expected to assist with creation of formal didactics and the ongoing development of the inpatient curriculum for residents and medical students

Leadership

Fellows will receive training in leadership and administration by direct mentorship from leaders in the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  By the end of the fellowship, participants will have a strong working knowledge of academic medicine and a foundation in the principles of how to develop and run an academic pediatric hospitalist program. In addition, the curriculum has been built to allow the fellow to develop familiarity with the principles of coding, billing, patient safety, and quality improvement. Through participation on administrative committees, fellows will gain an understanding and appreciation for the hospitalist role in administrative leadership and receive real-world experience in the area of QI and hospital administration.