Fellowship Program Goals

  • Patient Care: Fellows are expected to render patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health. The program will provide fellows with the opportunity to master the knowledge and skills necessary to diagnose and manage pediatric patients with critical care diseases. Additionally, fellows will be trained in the selection, performance, and interpretation of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures used in the care of pediatric critical care medicine.
  • Medical Knowledge: Fellows are expected to acquire the knowledge about the established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences necessary to provide compassionate, appropriate, and effective patient care. This will include specific knowledge of development, anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and epidemiology of pediatric critical care diseases.
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Fellows are expected to participate in an ongoing process that involves the investigation and evaluation of their own patient care, appraisal and assimilation of scientific knowledge, and improvements in patient care. Fellows are expected to engage in Scholarly Activity as defined by the American Board of Pediatrics. The program will aid fellows in developing the knowledge and skills needed to engage in clinical or bench research. Critical care thinking and team-training simulation activities are an important part of the fellowship training.
  • Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Fellows are expected to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that will result in an effective information exchange and teaming with patients, patients’ families, and other health care professionals. The program will work with fellows to enhance their skills as educators of patients, families, and allied health care professionals.
  • Professionalism: Fellows are expected to demonstrate a high degree of professionalism as manifested through a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.
  • Systems-Based Practice: Fellows are expected to demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care. They should demonstrate the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.