Welcome to the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Critical Care fellowship program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is an ACGME-accredited three-year training program dedicated to training fellows to become excellent pediatric intensivists. Our goal is to create an environment of collegial scholarship and apprenticeship for trainees in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine that fosters learning and growth for both fellows and faculty. Within this environment, we wish to nurture and promote the development of empathy, respect, professionalism, scholarly inquiry, clinical excellence and effective leadership as traits essential to practitioners of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.

Our program is designed to provide trainees with exposure to a broad range of pediatric physiology and illness. During the 15 months of clinical training, pediatric critical care fellows rotate in both the medical/surgical critical care unit and the cardiac critical care unit. In both units, they are directly engaged in the management of the critically ill children, and function as team leader with faculty oversight. Critical care faculty provide oversight on all ICU services (two CVICU and two PICU services) with 24-hour in-house attending coverage, ensuring that the time and resources provided for fellow learning are optimized.

During fellowship training, our pediatric critical care medicine fellows are also mentored in scholarship and academic career development. Faculty in the division of pediatric critical care have a diverse array of clinical and scholarly interests, and often fellows to find a scholarly mentor within the division. However, if a fellow’s scholarly interests require it, the division has been successful finding mentors within the Department of Pediatrics or elsewhere in the Vanderbilt University Medical Center community.  

Our training program is equipped with all of the necessary tools needed to provide fellows with diverse backgrounds and interests the ability grow into successful clinicians and academic faculty. Our program participates in the NRMP Match process, and we look forward to reviewing your application!

Sincerely,

Jennifer C. King, MD

Jennifer C. King, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Program Director
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Isaura Diaz, MD

Isaura Diaz, MD

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Fellowship Program Director
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine