Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Academic Curriculum
PCCM Education Conference
- Monthly continuing education conference prepared by PCCM fellow or attending.
- Presented to critical care physicians, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists, pediatric residents and medical students
PCCM Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Monthly conference, alternating PICU and Heart Center focus.
- Case summaries prepared by PCCM or Cardiology fellow or attending.
- Multispecialty conference to improve the quality of care or identify system-based deficiencies.
Cardiac Disposition Conference
- Biweekly conference to review echocardiographic, radiologic, clinical and catheterization data of children with congenital heart disease.
- Attended by physicians, nurses and trainees.
Monthly Fellow Administrative Meeting
- Every other monthly meeting to discuss administrative aspects of fellowship and provide opportunity to educate fellows on administrative responsibilities.
PCCM Core Curriculum
- Weekly Noon conference prepared by CMH faculty or fellows.
- Continuing education conference.
- Two-year curriculum designed to cover the American Board of Pediatrics content for Pediatric Critical Care Boards.
PCCM Research Conference
- Weekly noon conference prepared by Children's Mercy faculty or fellows.
- Provides foundation for clinical research.
- Provides opportunity to discuss ongoing research endeavors.
- Common Fellowship Core Curriculum
- Hospital-wide program to address topics common to all ACGME-approved fellowship programs.
- Conferences cover topics such as professionalism, medical ethics, fatigue/sleep deprivation, physician impairment, teaching, mentoring and leadership.
Common fellowship Quarterly Seminars/ Workshops
- In-depth education for second and third year fellows
- Topics include case discussions on medical ethics and professionalism, health economics, transition to faculty, coding and billing.
Grant Writing Boot Camp
- Instruction on writing a competitive grant
- Pairs all first year fellows with a mentor in November of their first year
- Goal of writing first grant during fellowship
- Eight-week didactic course for second year fellows
- Learn and apply a variety of analytical tools and techniques that are effective in continuously improving your practices.
- Assist in better developing and maintaining clinical and research skills
- Grand Rounds - Local and national speakers present pertinent pediatrics topics weekly.
- Professor Rounds- Case-based presentations for residents and faculty prepared and presented by a senior resident each week.
- Pediatric Resident Morbidity and Mortality - A monthly conference structured to define ways to improve quality of care through the analysis of recent cases.