The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Baylor College of Medicine is approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and is designed specifically to prepare pediatricians for a career in academic Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
The Pediatric Critical Care Section is among the largest in the United States with 26 faculty attendings, 15 advanced level practitioners and 16 fellows. The Section of Critical Care includes the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, The Progressive Care Unit, and The Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit. There are a total of 88 critical care beds at Texas Children’s Hospital, and we care for more than 5700 children annually in our intensive care areas. Our faculties engage in a wide range of academic activities and research including, basic science research, clinical research (transport, ECMO, Novalung, nutrition, etc.), translational research, medical informatics, quality improvement and medical education. The medical education core group deserves specific mention; they are dedicated to medical education on a scholarly level with diverse interests including metacognition and clinical reasoning, fellow career guidance and decision making, simulation, and conceptual frameworks in medical education.
The fellowship program at the College has been training fellows in pediatric critical care since 1979 and has trained more than 80 fellows. The primary goal of our program is to train critical care physicians who will impact the care of children worldwide through their clinical, educational and investigative efforts. In addition to diverse clinical opportunities, the training program affords fellows in-depth focused experience in research and education. The program lasts 36 months, however trainees are encouraged to consider additional time in scientific research or within specialized clinical activities (such as an additional year devoted to CVICU). These additional opportunities serve to enhance our trainees’ careers as academic intensivists.
Residents and medical students from other institutions who are interested in critical care medicine and considering an elective with the BCM Pediatric Critical Care Section are encouraged to contact Dr. M. Hossein Tcharmtchi (Program Director) for these opportunities. Those interested in a fellowship are encouraged to submit an application through Electronic Residency Application System after reviewing a full description of the training program