Fellows' Conference - Tuesday morning a series of lectures and presentations by fellows and faculty, guest lectures, problem-based learning discussions, and journal club and "Case of the Day" discussions. Faculty and residents are encouraged to come, but the conferences are geared to fellows education.
Introduction to clinical research - month of August. Required graduate level course.
Introduction to neonatology - month of July. Includes several hands-on labs.
Cardiac anesthesiology conference - Thursday mornings, which covers a broad range of topics with leadership of the discussions by faculty and fellows.
QA conference - occurs monthly on Friday mornings. Fellows, residents and faculty may present at this conference. Preparation for ABA Oral Exams, two Fridays per month, October through March with faculty who are ABA examiners.
Preparation for ABA written exams, as needed, with ABA exam question writers.
Professionalism, communications, career development seminar - one Monday evening a month. Small group discussion with fellows, selected faculty leaders, guests on topics that are harder to discuss within the confines of the Tuesday conference, with an emphasis on issues of professional development and communication skills. Didactic readings, discussions, videotaping and role-playing are components of this new seminar.
Systems-based project. Fellows are required to select from a list of potential projects or suggest a project of their choice, designed to give the individual exposure to how new practices, products, policies are implemented within a large institution or practice. At the end of the year, the fellows will present their project at the fellows' conference with an emphasis on the learning experiences gleaned from the process of implementation.
All fellows are members of the Fellowship Selection Committee and the Departmental QA Committee. Fellows are active participants in the interviewing and touring of candidates for the fellowship, and are encouraged to provide input on candidates.