Pediatrics

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Fellowship Curriculum

In this program, fellows spend half of their time on clinical training; the other half is split between research interests of choice (25%) and educational purposes (25%).

Year 1

A total of 12 four-week blocks make up the first year of this fellowship program. Block 13 is vacation.

  • Site 1: Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis [Pediatric]: 3 blocks outpatient clinics; 2 blocks research
  • Site 2: Riley Hospital for Children North in Carmel [Pediatric]: 2 blocks outpatient clinics
  • Site 3: IU Health Arnett Clinic in Lafayette [Adult]: 3 blocks adult and pediatric clinics
  • Site 4: IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis [Immunology]: 2 blocks immunology clinics (adult and pediatric)

Year 2

A total of 12 four-week blocks make up the second year of this fellowship program. Block 13 is vacation.

  • Site 1: Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis [Pediatric]: 4 blocks outpatient clinics; 4 blocks research
  • Site 2: Riley Hospital for Children North in Carmel [Pediatric]: 2 blocks outpatient clinics
  • Site 3: IU Health Arnett Clinic in Lafayette [Adult]: 1 block adult and pediatric clinic
  • Site 4: IU Health University Hospital in Indianapolis [Immunology]: 1 block immunology clinic (adult and pediatric)

Electives in pulmonology, otolaryngology and dermatology are strongly encouraged. Second-year fellows also have a continuity clinic twice a month. Faculty and fellows participate in weekly conferences, journal club, and didactic sessions. Fellows also study basic immunology and clinical allergy-immunology texts.

Patient Care and Clinical Skills Competencies

Fellows show improving skills in assimilating information, forming a differential diagnosis, and ordering needed testing. Fellows describe and document rationale for diagnosis and treatment plans, develop familiarity with expected outcomes and show ability to be a patient advocate. For the first few months of year one, the fellow observes and learns the basis of procedures discussed. The fellow then starts doing the procedures while supervised by a faculty member, documents all procedures in the ACGME case log system and attains a minimum of level 3 on the Med Hub evaluation system.

Fellows are expected to demonstrate excellence in above steps. Fellows should function independently at the completion of training, document all procedures in the ACGME case log system and attain a level of 4 or 5 on the Med Hub evaluation system.

Medical Knowledge Competencies

Fellows are expected to demonstrate satisfactory medical knowledge of common allergic and immunologic conditions. They should also apply current concepts in basic sciences to clinical problem solving and use information from the literature in patient care and research. Fellows study basic immunology texts and must attain a minimum of level 3 on the Med Hub evaluation system. Take In-Service Exam.

Demonstrate progression in knowledge and analytical thinking in order to develop well-differentiated diagnoses for multi-problem patients. Continue study of basic immunology texts and current literature, and prepare for the Certification Exam of the American Board of Allergy & Immunology. Attain a level of 4 or 5 on the Med Hub evaluation system.

Similar goals and competencies are expected for the other core components of the fellowship training program, including Practice Based Learning and Improvement, Systems Based Practice, Interpersonal and Communication Skills, and Professionalism.