Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program Overview
Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellowship Program was ACGME approved in 2020 and a NEW fellowship program was started in July 2021. The programs mission is to train future leaders in pediatric hospital medicine that are experts in caring for hospitalized children. We accomplish this through emphasis on excellence in clinical care, education and teaching and scholarship. Fellowship program consists of two new positions every year. The fellowship program is supported by 28 faculty, 10 are PHM Board certified and 18 are PHM Board eligible. Children’s Medical Dallas is the main site for the program and fellows rotate through Parkland Memorial Hospital (for four-week newborn rotation) and at Children’s Medical Center, Plano for four-week community rotation.
The Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern (home to the fellowship) has 500+ faculty and staff, 18 Divisions and Center, 200+ physicians in training, 15 ACGME-certified subspecialties in pediatrics, seven clinical sites, 477 active clinical studies, 350+ publications and 70.4 million in grant funding.
Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine was established in 2019 and consists of 28 faculty and four fellows. Division has a robust clinical practice with over 20,000 annual hospitalizations. Clinical practice consists of four teaching services, four solo hospitalists service and two-night services. Average daily census varies from 92 patients in summer to 112 in winter. PHM practice is the primary service for all general pediatric, neurology, genetic and metabolic, rheumatology, infectious diseases, and many patients with primary pulmonary/GI/Cardiology conditions. Each service has its unique flavor and allows fellows to optimize training experience. A transition care step-down unit was started in 2022 to care for children hospitalized with medical complexity and high acuity. Program has a robust education curriculum including didactic sessions dedicated towards fellow education such as Journal Club, Fellow’s core lecture series, Morbidity and Mortality conference, QI and simulation. Fellow’s research education includes clinical research, education, QI, and clinical informatics focused research with access to various national databases (including PHIS, Claims) and statistical support. In addition, Fellows will have access to all resources and specialty services at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health. In addition, program offers combined tracks.
Fellowship Program Information
- Clinical sites
- Sample Block Schedule
- Fellow roles by Year
Research and Quality Improvement
- Quality Improvement
- Fellowship Didactics
- Weekly Intake Presentation
- Resident Education
- Multidisciplinary Education
Fellows and attendings participate in a weekly multidisciplinary conference with the UTSW Department of Pediatrics. Fellows and faculty are invited to present at this conference when a PHM case is discussed.
Division participates in periodic multidisciplinary M&M’s with multiple sub-specialties to discuss mutual cases; fellows are also invited to present cases for these discussions.
- Administrative Opportunities
Each fellow is expected to take on an administrative role within the fellowship program. Examples include facilitator “Core Fellows Lecture Series”, recruitment, website development, social media, and Program Evaluation Committee (PEC).
Each year, one member of the second year class serves as the chief fellow, working closely with the fellowship administration to facilitate scheduling, education, and general program advancement.
- Three letters of recommendation
- Personal Statement
- USMLE transcript
- NRMP Opens
- Rank Order Deadline
- Match day
- Block schedule is based on ACGME requirements with
- 32 weeks core PHM skills (includes four weeks community and four weeks newborn nursery)
- 32 weeks individualized curriculum
- 32 weeks in scholarship
- Four weeks’ vacation
Program highlights electives in “healthcare leadership, organizations and utilization management” and “Teaching and Education elective”.
Life in Dallas
Dallas, part of Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) metroplex, is a growing city with a variety of neighborhoods to call home, restaurants to sample, arts to appreciate, sports teams to cheer for, and much more. See the link below for more information about Dallas.
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