The Children's Mercy Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program trains academic pediatric hospitalists to become future leaders in education, research, quality and safety and medical administration. Fellows gain the necessary clinical skills to care for a diverse population of pediatric patients and understand models of collaborative care for specialty medical and surgical patients. Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program.
We provide general pediatric inpatient education for pediatric residents, family medicine residents, and medical students. The traditional inpatient team consists of two senior residents, three interns, a sub-intern, and several medical students. The team is also supported by a dedicated social worker, pharmacist, and a team coordinator. Attendings conduct family-centered rounds each morning and provide bedside teaching with the team. Additional teaching opportunities occur throughout the day at noon didactics, with newly admitted patients, through case-based discussions and further patient-centered didactics, or through board review questions. Hospitalists also enhance learning for the overnight resident team through a newly developed nighttime curriculum consisting of short didactics, case-based discussions, and review of interesting patients currently admitted to the hospital.
Core Attending Group
The core attendings are a group of hospitalist educators who focus on teaching medical students and residents in the inpatient clinical setting. The core attendings serve as the inpatient teaching attending for residents and students for a minimum of six, one-week blocks per academic year. The attendings are also encouraged to be innovators in clinical education. They participate in didactics to broaden their depth of knowledge in the area of clinical education. Each attending actively participates in a scholarly project with an educational focus. The core attendings meet on the second Tuesday of each month to discuss their current and future activities. The Director of the Core Attendings leads these meetings and meets with GME as needed to ensure that the core attendings are meeting the teaching requirements as outlined by GME and the ACGME.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Elective
This elective will provide the medical student an opportunity for in-depth exposure to inpatient pediatrics and development of advanced pediatric inpatient clinical acumen and management skills. A strong emphasis will be placed on direct medical care of hospitalized patients with supervision from a dedicated group of hospitalist physician mentors. This experience will be augmented with interactive didactics and exposure to other relevant pediatric hospital medicine experiences, including medical transport, wound care and family-centered teaching rounds.
Our faculty also provides didactic lectures to students, residency programs, regional hospitals and national conferences.
We offer medical students an elective in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.