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Pediatrics - Critical Care Medicine

Houston, Texas

BCM pediatricians care for children in various clinical and hospital environments.
Pediatrics - Critical Care Medicine
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Fellowship Program Structure

Year One

The first year of the Pediatric Critical Care fellowship program consists of eight months of clinical responsibility including:

  • PICU – 4 months
  • PCU – 1 month
  • CVICU – 1 month
  • Transport – 1 month
  • Anesthesia at The Methodist Hospital – 1 month

The remaining months are devoted to identification of a research mentor and determining a research project.

Year Two

The second year of the fellowship program is designed around the trainee's research interests, whether in clinical or laboratory setting. The second year consists of four-five months of clinical service:

  • PICU – 1-2 months
  • PCU – 1 month
  • CVICU – 1 month
  • Transport – 1 month

Year Three

The third year of training is devoted to completing research projects, preparing data for national presentations, and polishing clinical leadership skills. The third year consists of six and a half months of clinical service:

  • PICU – 1 month
  • PICU Junior attending – 1 month
  • PCU – 1 month
  • CVICU – 2 months
  • Transport – 1 month
  • Sedation – 2 weeks

Junior attending fellow - PICU

During their final year of training, fellows assume the role of “Junior Attending” in the PICU. The goal of this rotation is to facilitate the transition of a senior fellow to a junior faculty by permitting the senior fellow to perform as an attending physician in the PICU under the direct supervision of a faculty of the Critical Care Section.

Administrative fellow - PICU

Fellows will be assigned as PICU administrative fellow from September – May. During this time, the PICU is covered by three teams and all teams have a minimum of one fellow. The goal of this rotation is to understand and experience an overall view and perspective of daily PICU operation by permitting the fellow to perform as a medical administrator for the entire PICU under the direct supervision of faculty of the Critical Care Section.

Call responsibilities

The call schedule averages once in every six nights over the three-year period and is spread evenly through all three years. We have also devised a night float/nightshift system to comply with the new ACGME guidelines regarding resident work hours.

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