Our program offers a comprehensive curriculum that includes a unique clinical learning environment, a comprehensive weekly didactic series and places an emphasis on inter-professional and simulation-based education. Our training program continually seeks to integrate best educational practices within our structured curriculum and our weekly conference series encompasses a broad range of topics that includes board relevant content, applied physiology, a mixture of invited speakers, team- and case-based didactic lectures, patient care conferences, morbidity and mortality conferences, and journal clubs. Being located in the Texas Medical Center and with one of the largest pediatric departments in the country, the program is keen on leveraging the collective expertise of colleagues within the Texas Medical Center to enrich our trainees’ learning experience. The fellows and faculty play an active role in both scheduling and participating in these conferences, which occur three times a week.
In addition to conferences, fellows participate in simulation-based team training (low- and high-fidelity) to improve their clinical, diagnostic, and procedural skills. All fellows also engage in a wide range of scholarship (basic science, translational, clinical, qualitative, and educational) as specified by the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) requirements for fellowship training. Lastly, the fellows participate in the Department of Pediatrics Fellows’ College which is a program that provides a common curriculum for fellows from all pediatric subspecialties. Fellows’ College offers a variety of curricular modules that include Fellows as Educators, Academic Career Development, as well as, Patient Safety and Quality Improvement.