The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program at UTHealth Science Center Houston is committed to producing graduates who are capable of providing exemplary clinical services, of establishing leadership in research and training, and continuing the education of future learners with a specific interest in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.
In 2016, the UTHealth McGovern Medical School established the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division within the Department of Pediatrics. The Division is dedicated to providing the highest quality care for hospitalized children, contributing to the depth and breadth of knowledge in the field of PHM, and furthering the education of UTHealth McGovern Medical School medical students, Pediatrics residents and fellows. The current PHM faculty members at the UTHealth McGovern Medical School are well versed in the complex care of hospitalized children, and their unique skill set has become an essential component for the safe, efficient, and excellent care that is provided to their patients. They serve as mentors to pediatrics students, residents, and fellows.
In line with the goals of the core Pediatrics residency program, the fellowship is committed to producing graduates who are capable of providing exemplary clinical services, of establishing leadership in research and training, and continuing the education of future learners with a specific interest in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. Each fellow is assigned a formal mentor, aligned with the fellow’s individual interests within PHM. Both the fellowship and the mentor will work with each fellow to ensure that the fellow participates in, and leads scholarly activity, including quality improvement initiatives and clinical research. The fellows, in turn, are expected to be leaders and mentors for the Pediatrics residents, honing their teaching skills, and building the basis for a true academic physician.
Training for first year fellows start on July 7. Training occurs primarily at Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, a children’s hospital located within the flagship Memorial Hermann Hospital TMC (The Medical Center). Fellows will also participate in rotations at Memorial Hermann Sugar Land (our community hospital site), and the Texas Institute for Rehabilitation and Research.