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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