One of the primary missions of the Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at IU School of Medicine is to train the next generation of academically minded pediatricians who will help care for children with the most complex and critical conditions. The school offers state-of-the-art facilities, a diverse and medically complex patient population, innovative research centers, and a committed faculty, creating the ideal environment for young physicians to thrive and foster their career development.
Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship trainees enjoy active participation in the collaborative care of all surgical subspecialty patients admitted to the pediatric intensive care units. The intensive care facilities at Riley Hospital for Children include two medical/surgical units totaling 30 beds, a 12-bed integrated cardiovascular unit, a 12-bed burn unit, and an intensivist-managed procedural sedation service. Additionally, fellows train in a high-fidelity simulation lab that provides an opportunity to learn in a realistic, yet safe environment with real-time feedback and direct faculty guidance.
The fellowship curriculum includes traditional bedside teaching and didactics as well as experiences in a high-fidelity simulation lab, allowing fellows the opportunity to learn in a realistic, yet safe environment with real-time feedback and direct faculty guidance. Pediatric Critical Care fellows complete 17 months of clinical service, 16 months of research and 3 months of vacation time spread throughout the three-year program. The typical breakdown of the clinical schedule includes Pediatric ICU Service (11 months), Cardiac Critical Care Service (5 months), and Procedural Sedation (1 month).