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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Texas Children's Hospital Program Overview

The Baylor College of Medicine Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program recruits fellowship applicants on an annual basis for the following academic year. We seek to train pediatric hospitalists for leadership roles in academic environments and to generate new knowledge in the discipline.

This two-year program focuses on clinical experience, academic teaching, research, quality and administrative skills.
Clinical training takes place primarily at Texas Children’s Hospital, the largest freestanding children’s hospital in the United States. A top pediatric hospital, Texas Children’s has garnered a reputation for excellence in clinical care.
BCM, with more than $300 million in research dollars, is considered one of the nation’s top medical schools. Clinical experience focuses on inpatient acute care as part of the inpatient hospitalist program that currently treats more than 3,000 patients annually. Elective experiences in over 40 pediatric subspecialties are offered.

Academics and teaching are integral parts of the program. The pediatric hospitalists are members of the core teaching staff for BCM students and residents. The fellow is involved in daily teaching activities and in the preparation of formal lectures for medical students and residents and participates in our division's monthly journal club, inpatient case reviews, and morbidity and mortality conferences.

Scholarly activity is expected and supported during this fellowship. The formal two-year curriculum integrates principles of evidence-based medicine, epidemiology, biostatistics, quality, medical manuscript writing and scientific presentation. A hypothesis driven project is developed under the guidance of an academic and research mentor.

Fellows receive training in administration with a goal that s/he will be able to lead within, or independently develop an academic hospitalist program upon completion of this two-year training. Trainees are expected to develop a familiarity with patient safety and risk management, participate actively in one-two administrative committees, engage in community advocacy, participate in quality improvement projects and gain knowledge in billing and accreditation processes.

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program Schedule

24 months total
Year One
Year Two
Total
33% Inpatient Hospitalist Service at Texas Children's
4
4
8
21% Other Required Clinical
3
2
5
25% Research/ Administration
3
3
6
21% Electives
2
3
5

Curriculum | Benefits | Directors | Fellows | Application Process

For further information, please contact Lindsay Chase, M.D. at lhchase@bcm.edu or Joyee Vachani, M.D. at jgvachan@bcm.edu

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