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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program

Year One

Clinical (min. 12 units) Systems & Scholarship

PCH Wards: 3 units
Community Hosp (Mercy Gilbert): 1 unit
Emergency Medicine: 1 unit
Palliative Care/Child Abuse: 1 unit
Individualized: 1 units
Vacation: 1 unit

4 units
•    Research
    -    Identify mentor & project
    -    IRB approval
•    Teaching
•    QI

Year Two

Clinical (min. 12 units) Systems & Scholarship

PCH Wards: 2 units
PICU: 1 unit
Individualized: 4 units
Vacation: 1 unit


4 units
•    Research
    -    Submit abstract for national meeting
    -    Submit manuscript
•    Teaching
•    QI

*1 unit = 4 weeks

Individualized Unit Options

Clinical Electives

Non-Clinical Electives

Kidslink service (teach vs non-teach teams)

Mercy Gilbert Hospital

Surgical Subspecialties

  • General Surgery/Trauma
  • Ortho
  • Neurosurgery

Medical Sub-specialties

  • Infectious Disease
  • Pulmonary
  • Endocrine
  • Renal
  • Cardiology
  • Neurology
  • Radiology
  • Palliative Care
  • Anesthesia/Pain Service

Research Elective

Quality Improvement Elective

Teaching Elective

Hospital Administrative Elective










Systems & Scholarship

Research Expectations

  • Participate in a mentored abstract review for a national meeting (PAS or PHM) both years
  • Submit a clinical conundrum (for presentation at national meeting) and/or case report for publication
  • Submit your research abstract for presentation at a national meeting (recommend PAS or PHM)
  • Draft a manuscript for submission in a peer-reviewed journal

Teaching Expectations

   Participate in at least 1 simulation experience

   Facilitate at least 1 noon conference to PCH residents

   Facilitate at least 1 morning report to PCH residents

   Facilitate 1 Kidslink Journal Club each year

   Facilitate 1 PICU/EM/HM Case Conference presentation each year

   Facilitate 1 Kidslink Protected Case Review each year

Quality Improvement

  QI Curriculum – Obtain IHI Basic Certificate in Quality and Patient Safety

  Complete QI project with presentation at PCH Quality Day

  Participate in a PCH Hsopital Quality/Patient Care Committee of your choice


Advanced Degree Options

All fellows have access to obtaining a Master’s Degree (of their choice) through the University of Arizona with tuition remittance as a faculty member. A newly created program, Master’s in Clinical Research, will be available starting in 2020.   

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