The Children's Mercy Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Training Program is a broad-based, comprehensive clinical, educational and research experience. During the training, we feel we are able to prepare the fellow for an academic career.
Research-based, educational and clinical skills acquired during training will distinguish the fellow as highly competitive for an academic position in critical care medicine with outstanding clinical skills and the potential to excel as an educator and researcher.
Our facilities are not only colorful and kid-friendly, but incorporate state-of-the-art technology, ever-growing research resources and an easily accessible electronic medical record system. Children's Mercy is currently voted one of the top places to work in Kansas City.
Children's Mercy Hospital and the 41-bed state-of-the-art Pediatric Intensive Care Unit offers a wide-ranging array of pediatric pathology, an approachable faculty and a variety of didactic opportunities. The rich PCCM clinical curriculum offered is considered protected time and includes journal club; monthly morbidity and mortality conference; case discussions; and key core critical care and research conferences.
Annual retreats focus on career decisions, work-life balance, administrative and leadership skills. A combined fellowship didactic program at Children's Mercy Hospital provides education in areas common to all fellowship trainees, such as effective communication and teaching skills, caring for the caregiver, quality and patient safety.
Fellows are a valued member of the team. As such, we attempt to improve their quality of life by providing an outstanding, competitive benefits package; free covered parking; office space with a private computer; meal stipend; and a private sleep room adjacent to the PICU and conference space.
Fellows have the opportunity to obtain a Graduate Certificate or Master of Bioinformatics, Clinical Research emphasis from The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Additional offerings include a Graduate Certificate in Bioethics and Graduate Certificate in Medical Education.