Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Clinical training occurs primarily at the Sheikh Zayed Main Campus of Children’s National. On the inpatient hospitalist service, the fellow will lead a multidisciplinary team in the evidence-based evaluation and management of children with both single and complex medical problems. Additional clinical training in the care of medically complex, technology-dependent children occurs at The HSC Pediatric Center, an affiliated transitional care and rehabilitation facility. Here, the fellow will focus on learning the fundamentals of and complications associated with technologic devices, as well as improving the delivery of care to medically complex children. Additional time may be spent at our community sites, Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD or Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, VA. The fellow will gain skills in the evaluation and management of the severely ill or injured child, airway management, pain management, and central line placement by participating in rotations through the pediatric intensive care unit, emergency department, and anesthesia. Elective clinical time is available for other rotations such as newborn nursery, transport medicine, and child abuse and neglect.
The academic program consists of bedside teaching, formal educational sessions, division and hospital-wide conferences, and faculty development seminars. Fellows are required to attend an institution-wide monthly seminar focused on medical education, research skills, quality improvement and leadership. This series is geared toward subspecialty fellows at Children’s and is taught by faculty members within and outside of the division, many of whom have completed the Master Teacher and Leadership Program at the George Washington University. Hospitalist Division conferences occur on a monthly basis, and consist of journal club, morbidity and mortality conference, and clinical topic discussions. Fellows are expected to contribute to division conferences and play a major teaching role while on the inpatient service. On a regular basis, faculty members observe the fellow’s teaching activities and provide regular feedback.
Committee membership and participation in a performance improvement initiative within the Hospitalist Division will facilitate exposure to such topics as risk management, safety, quality, and infection control. Fellows will also learn about effective leadership, management, coding and billing, and budgeting.