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Academic Curriculum

Pediatric Coagulation Medicine

  • Conduct a weekly half-day continuity clinic alongside a designated hemostasis-thrombosis faculty preceptor 

  • Twenty weeks of Coagulation Service divided into one month blocks

    • Allows the fellow to gain expertise in the management of inpatient coagulation pediatric patients

    • Fellow expectations include:

      • Pre-rounding on all consult patients

      • Participating and leading rounds by developing treatment plans for each patient

      • Seeing all new consult patients

      • Prompt, accurate documentation on patients

      • Communication and updating primary teams

      • Taking first call on new and existing patients

  • Sixteen weeks of Hemostasis-Thrombosis Clinic rotation divided into one month blocks

    • During this rotation, the fellow will attend each hemostasis-thrombosis specialty clinic:

      • Hemophilia Comprehensive Clinic

      • Young Women’s Clinic

      • Vascular Malformations Clinic

      • Stroke Clinic

      • Platelet function disorders clinic

      • General continuity clinics conducted by the hemostasis-thrombosis faculty

  • Four weeks of Hemostasis Clinical Laboratory experience

    • Fellow will receive specialized training in the principles, indications, test requirements, interpretation, limitations, quality control and alternative methods of coagulation assays

  • Eight weeks of Clinical or Translational Research

    • The focus of the fellowship is clinical but the fellow will be expected to participate in a clinical or translation research project 

  • Quality Improvement Project

    • Design and complete a hemostasis/thrombosis focused QI project

    • Join and attend a hemostasis/thrombosis focused QI committee

  • Electives (available to be added in during clinic or research rotations)

    • Transfusion Medicine

    • Vascular Medicine

    • Neuroimaging

    • Adult Hemophilia or Thrombosis

  • Conferences

    • Participation in and leadership of division Hematology conferences

    • Presentation of a pertinent hemostasis or thrombosis focused journal article and division Journal Club

    • Pertinent clinical coagulation laboratory conferences

    • Attend national hemostasis and thrombosis conference

Our Pediatric Coagulation Medicine Fellowship team

Shannon Carpenter, MD
Program Director
(816) 302-6869

Joanna Wesley, MPH, C-TAGME
Sr. Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 302-8420

Megan Smith, MSE
Fellowship Coordinator
(816) 234-1867