Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Curriculum

  Year 1 Year 2
Core Clinical Rotations (32 Weeks)    
PHM Inpatient Service 8 weeks 6 weeks
Williamson Medical Center (community hospital) 2 weeks 2 weeks
Newborn Medicine 2 weeks 2 weeks
Complex Care 2 weeks 2 weeks
Palliative Care 2 weeks N/A
PICU 2 weeks N/A
Sedation 2 weeks N/A
Systems & Scholarship (32 Weeks)    
New Fellow Bootcamp 2 weeks N/A
Academic Community 2 weeks 2 weeks
Research 14 weeks 12 weeks
Individualized Curriculum (32 Weeks)    
Infectious Diseases & Antibiotic Stewardship 2 weeks N/A
Individualized time based on fellow's interests* 14 weeks 16 weeks
Vacation 4 weeks 4 weeks
* Individualized curriculum is based on the fellow's personal interests and career goals. Time can be used for advanced degree training (MPH, MSCI), scholarly work and research, or other electives (Rheumatology, Behavioral Health team, radiology, ED, or additional time on service).

Within the core clinical rotations, we will expose our fellows to the full spectrum of hospital medicine including the care of medically complex patients, co-management of children with surgical interventions, care and stabilization of critically ill children, newborn care, and consultation. Most of the core clinical rotations will consist of caring for hospitalized children and adolescents at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt. While at Children’s, the fellow will have the opportunity to lead various PHM teams (Team A or B: large teams with multiple levels of learners and ancillary staff, Team C: smaller team of learners, or Team E: upper level only team). In all settings, the fellow will train alongside faculty experienced in mentoring and coaching trainees toward graduated autonomy and independent practice. At our community site, fellows will care for children and adolescents admitted to the PHM service, the newborn nursery, and patients in the Emergency Department.