Welcome from the Program Directors
We are an ACGME-accredited 3-year fellowship program, training future clinicians, researchers and academicians in the field of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Our objective is to provide high quality clinical experience, education and research mentorship to train future leaders in this field. Core clinical experience primarily occurs in the multi-disciplinary PICU and Heart Center ICU at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. Oncologic critical care rotations in the PICU at MD Anderson Cancer Center, rotations with Pediatric Anesthesia at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and trauma rotations in the ER at Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center complete the core clinical experience. In addition, numerous elective opportunities are available in the various divisions at Children’s Memorial Hermann and Memorial Hermann – Texas Medical Center. Educational experience is structured around a comprehensive didactic core curriculum and simulation-based curriculum. Research mentorship in clinical, translational as well as basic science areas relevant to critical care are available. During fellowship, opportunities to obtain graduate certifications and master’s level degrees in Clinical Research, Public Health, Biomedical Informatics and Healthcare Administration are available at the various affiliate schools of the university.
The clinical and educational experience of the trainees is further enriched by the dedicated faculty in the division with varied backgrounds and clinical and research interests. In addition, trainees are encouraged to interact with experienced faculty in other divisions and departments as well. Our faculty strive to achieve excellence in providing the trainees:
- Dedicated teaching and supervisory guidance to develop clinical skills necessary to become proficient in assessing and managing critically ill children
- Graded autonomy to develop leadership skills necessary to lead the multi-disciplinary teams in providing outstanding clinical care to the critically ill children and their families
- Encouragement and guidance to develop teaching skills necessary to educate resident physicians and medical students, as well as other health care professionals
- Research mentorship to develop research skills necessary to conduct research and complete a scholarly product by the end of fellowship training