Our program contributes to the global fund of medical knowledge through the pursuit of rigorous, high-quality clinical research.
Guided by an individual faculty mentor, you will be exposed to a rich variety of patients and medical technologies that lend themselves to the asking and answering of essential questions in the field of pediatric critical care medicine.
This exposure, as well as the ongoing participation of the critical care division in multicenter pediatric trials and research networks, puts you in the position to not only publish, but to excel.
Utilizing the infrastructure within the division, department and university, all research options (basic bench research, translational research, epidemiologic and clinical studies and clinical trials) are available to you.
The goal is to provide you with experience in the investigation of a focused question relevant to critical care medicine and in the preparation of a work product based on these efforts.
Central to this process is a hypothesis-driven proposal with clear aims and methodology.
You will be mentored by a pediatric critical care medicine faculty member, with the option of expanding this mentorship to include other academic pediatricians as needed.
You will have protected time for research during all three years of your training. The goal of the first year is to choose a track (clinical, physiology, basic science), identify a mentor and members of their Scholarly Overnight Committee (SOC), develop a research plan and submit an Institutional Review Board proposal.
The final two years are devoted to data acquisition and analysis, incorporating SOC feedback, and preparing an academic work product.
During this time, you will complete at least one Quality Improvement project utilizing a similar mentor-guided approach grounded in research methodology.
You will have the opportunity to present your work at some of the most prestigious forums in our field.
These include the:
The program has discretionary funding available to support or reimburse expenses so you can attend conferences to stay current on the latest scholarship and developments in our field.
Following American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines, our fellowship research activities will teach you to:
PGY-5 and PGY-6
You will participate in at least one Quality Improvement initiative. This participation should take the form of a project based on a PDSA (Plan-Do-Study-Act) model, with faculty oversight/mentorship.