The focus of our program is to prepare fellows for a career in academic critical care. Structured mentoring of fellows by research mentors and by Pediatric Critical Care faculty enhances the training experience while monitoring career progress. In addition, our fellows are provided support to attend one to two national meetings per year.
The Division of Critical Care has a broad array of conferences which provide educational opportunities for the fellow in training:
- Quarterly Professionalism conferences are interactive simulations designed to build fellows’ professional competency.
- Bimonthly Critical Care Morbidity conference provides fellows with the chance to review recent ICU experiences with divisional faculty and staff.Bimonthly Critical Care Morbidity and Mortality conference is an opportunity to reassess and learn from recent clinical experiences in the ICU within the context of an interdisciplinary discussion.
- Monthly Critical Care Journal Club/Evidence Based Medicine series allows fellows the opportunity to learn to critically read and assess the most recent literature in Clinical Critical Care - these sessions are attended by fellows, faculty, and the divisional nurse practitioners.
- Biweekly didactic Critical Care Core Curriculum lecture series provides ongoing review of a broad array of critical care topics required to advance clinical knowledge and prepare for the subspecialty boards. Topics include all aspects of critical care from traumatic brain injury to repair and perioperative management of congenital heart disease to renal physiology and fluid management.
- Weekly didactic Department of Pediatrics Fellow Core Curriculum Seminar Series provides opportunities to enhance professional development, explore research options, advance teaching skills, and interact with faculty and other subspecialty fellows across the department of Pediatrics.