New fellow orientation

We have developed a rigorous program for all new fellows to orient them to WUSM/SLCH and to pediatric critical care medicine. Over 2.5 weeks, fellows receive didactic and simulation-based training focused on acute patient management, ICU procedures, transports, ECMO, and ventricular assist devices. A perennial highlight of orientation is a 3-day Boot Camp held in collaboration with PCCM fellowship programs across the country.


Monday7:00 A.M. Neurosurgical Conference
1:00 P.M. Division Professor Rounds
2:00 P.M. Alternating: Journal Club, Clinical Case Conference, M&M, Research Updates
3:00 P.M. ECMO Conference (monthly)
Tuesday12:00 – 2:00 P.M. Fellow Didactics: This curriculum is based in adult learning theory with a focus on physiology and clinical management. Sessions are facilitated by PCCM Faculty and experts from other subspecialties. Sessions include bedside teaching and ultrasound when applicable. Fellows are protected from clinical duties to attend lecture.
Wednesday7:30 A.M. Cardiac Surgical Disposition Conference
Thursday4:00 P.M. Neurocritical Care Journal Club (monthly)
Friday7:30 A.M. Cardiology/Critical Care Case Conference (POWER rounds) (monthly)
9:15 A.M. Pediatric Grand Rounds

Pediatric Fellows Forum: This is a curriculum for all subspecialty fellows in Pediatrics and focuses on topics such as teaching, leadership, and career and scholarly development.

Fellows participate in high-fidelity simulation cases through the Saigh Simulation Center quarterly and in-unit multidisciplinary simulations monthly. Fellows also deliver daily lectures on critical care topics to pediatric residents rotating in the PICU and facilitate mock codes with the pediatric residents.