Program Description & Goals
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program
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.
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.