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Academic Curriculum

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Fellow specific conferences


Common Curriculum Didactics

  • Monthly meeting of fellows from all sub-specialties.

  • Hospital-wide program to address topics common to all ACGME-approved fellowship programs.

  • Conferences focus on leadership development within the context of the health care system.

Grant Writing Curriculum

  • A longitudinal course during first year.

  • Fellows will learn how to write a competitive grant application. Fellows will be paired with a mentor to help guide the creation of their first grant application. Once the fellow has completed the course, he or she is eligible to apply for a CMH Clinical Fellowship Research Award.

Statistics Course

  • Monthly biostatistics training during Year 1 of fellowship with introduction into various analysis techniques.

  • Fellows will utilize actual data sets to practice identifying appropriate statistical methods and performing them.

Problem Solving for Fellows (Continuous Quality and Practice Improvement)

  • A participative and project-oriented learning experience that is designed to assist the fellow in continuously improving his or her practice.

  • All fellows complete Problem Solving Basics in Year 1 or 2, and fellows interested in QI as a scholarly focus complete additional training with structured monthly mentoring sessions thereafter.

Boot Camp

  • Multiple half-day sessions early in the first year practicing simulated patient scenarios with the emergency medicine and critical care staff.

  • Great opportunity to learn and practice communication and critical thinking skills as a team leader in simulated traumas and codes in a safe and controlled environment.

  • Also an opportunity to practice intubation skills (direct laryngoscopy, video assisted laryngoscopy) and invasive procedures on mannequins.

PHM Division lectures and conferences


Teach the Teachers Series

  • Conference series led by the Division’s Core Attending Group of educators.

  • Topics include learning styles, feedback and evaluation, curriculum development, writing meaningful goals & objectives, the problem learner, use of technology in education, clinical reasoning, teaching in a large group setting, and microskills.

Professional Development Series

  • Series created in direct response to fellow feedback.

  • Lectures target topics that are key to being a successful academic pediatric hospitalist and are not covered elsewhere in the curriculum.

Topics include professionalism, ethics, autonomy and supervision, mentorship and sponsorship, billing and coding, human factors, and board preparation

Hospital-wide lectures and conferences


Grand Rounds

  • Local and national speakers present pertinent pediatrics topics weekly.

Morbidity and Mortality Conference

  • Monthly conference structured to define ways to improve quality of care through the analysis of recent cases.

Professor Rounds

  • Case-based presentations with an educational didactic component for residents, fellows, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and faculty prepared and presented by a senior resident each week.

Academic Scholarship Conference

  • A bi-monthly conference covering topics such as quality improvement, advocacy, research and medical education.

  • Presented by CMH faculty as well as guest speakers and visiting professors.

Morning Report

  • Led by the Chief Residents

  • General inpatient teaching teams meet on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday to review interesting cases and provide clinical pearls.

Annual National Conferences

  • AAP SOHM Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellows conference

  • APA Academic General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellows conference

  • Pediatric Academic Societies conference

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine conference