The fellowship program is designed to provide a well-rounded education in the art and science of pediatric critical care. It is expected that fellows completing this program will be able to independently manage and direct the care of multiple patients in a multi-disciplinary Pediatric Critical Care Unit. The curriculum is set up to give the fellow all the tools necessary to obtain subspecialty certification. In an 18-bed multidisciplinary critical care unit for medical and surgical patients, the service and turnover are considered to be the busiest in the country.
The services in cardiovascular, neurosurgery, ENT, orthopedics, solid organ transplant and bone marrow transplantation admit patients to the Unit. Care is provided by the staff of the Unit. The Unit has all kinds of highly specialized therapeutic technologies such as high frequency ventilation, inhaled nitric oxide and continuous renal replacement therapy. The program lasts for 24 months. Trainees are encouraged to consider additional time for research or specialized clinical activities to enhance their career as academic intensivist. The successful competent intensivist will be well trained in patient care, teaching, research, and administration.