A major strength of the fellowship program is the commitment to education which is exemplified by the integration of best educational practices within our structured curriculum. We offer a variety of educational experiences that include inter-professional and simulation-based education as well as a comprehensive didactic series in our weekly conferences.

Fellows and staff play an active role in both scheduling and organizing these highly valued educational activities. Two fellows assume the responsibility of organizing the lecture topics and inviting speakers for each two-month block of conferences. Being one of the largest pediatric departments in the country, the program is keen on using the collective expertise of colleagues within the Texas Medical Center to enrich these didactic series.

Electives

In addition to the core clinical rotations, we also have structured electives for second- and third-year fellows. These include additional research time, CVICU or PICU, community-based PICU, palliative care, ECMO, pulmonary hypertension and adult surgical critical care and trauma at Ben Taub Hospital, a level one trauma center that is located within the Texas Medical Center.

Timeline

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is 36 months.

  • Clinical: 17-19 months
  • Research: 17-19 months