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Program Description & Goals

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program

Program Description

The fellowship is designed to prepare fellows for a career in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Fellows archive these goals and objectives through direct patient care, supervision of resident and student clinical care, and a comprehensive curriculum that includes conferences, didactic lectures, courses, hands on learning activities and workshops.

Program Director

Jamie Librizzi, MD

Goals of the Program

  • Develop the core knowledge of the biology of acute disease, and injury that may affect the pediatric hospital medicine population.
  • Acquire expertise in the clinical assessment and management of acutely ill and injured children.
  • Acquire the technical skills to perform proficiently procedures essential to the practice of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
  • Learn fundamental research skills by mentored clinical or laboratory research, formal coursework in methodology, and regular faculty review.

Global Objectives

Patient Care

  • Participate as a member of the hospital medicine team providing direct patient care for three rotations in both the PGY4 and PGY5 year.
  • Demonstrate satisfactory procedural skills and document procedures accomplished throughout training in individual procedure log.
  • Demonstrate the skills in clinical diagnosis, patient assessment, and clinical management necessary to care for acutely ill patients.
  • Provide support and advocacy to the hospitalized patient and their family.

Medical Knowledge

  • When on appropriate service, attend at least 75% of the scheduled, required learning activities that focus on the medical knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to practice Pediatric Hospital Medicine effectively.
  • Demonstrate an investigatory and analytical approach to clinical situations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical considerations that apply to acutely ill and injured children.
  • Complete and pass the National AAP Pediatric Board Exam.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Participate in evidence based medicine journal clubs and conferences aimed at appraisal of clinical studies on diagnostic and therapeutic effectiveness.
  • Use technology to access medical information used in conference presentations and case discussions.
  • Participate in multidisciplinary protected case conferences.
  • Complete QI, EBM Journal Club, and a major research project.
  • Teach medical students, residents, and allied health providers.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Demonstrate caring and respectful behaviors when interacting with patients and their families.
  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively with others as a member or leader of the hospitalist team.
  • Document medical records appropriately and timely sign off.

Professionalism

  • Demonstrate sensitivity and responsiveness to patients' culture, age, gender, and disabilities.
  • Promptly complete evaluations.
  • Maintain individual procedure and duty hour logs.
  • Complete required research, quality improvement, and journal club presentation.

Systems-Based Practice

  • Request appropriate medical and surgical consultations for patients on the Hospitalist service.
  • Interact with the multi-disciplinary care team to coordinate safe and effective patient care.
  • Understand the medical-legal considerations that apply to acutely ill and injured children.
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