Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship program at Phoenix Children's Hospital is the only such program in Arizona. The program's first fellow started in July 2014. Interested applicants can apply through a common Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Application adopted by the majority of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship programs.
The fellowship is designed to prepare physicians for a career in Pediatric Hospital Medicine as both excellent clinicians and academic thinkers. Fellows achieve the goals and objectives of the program through direct patient care, supervising other trainees, and completing a comprehensive curriculum that includes conferences, didactic lectures, courses, hands-on learning activities, and workshops.
The KidsLink Hospital Medicine division has many experienced faculty members, some of whom have taught for more than twenty years. Faculty knowledge and experience, combined with elements such as broad medical and surgical subspecialty support and an experienced staff form a strong foundation for the fellowship program. Fellows have access to unique research experiences through opportunities to collaborate with the University of Arizona Medical School in Phoenix as well as other local institutions.
The fellowship does not currently participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service; however, the program does participate in the National Resident Matching Program. Information regarding dates and policies for the Match Process is available at the NRMP website.
About Phoenix Children's Hospital
On June 1, 2011 Phoenix Children's Hospital expanded into a new 11-story, 750,000-square-foot tower. At the same time, Phoenix Children's also entered into a strategic alliance with St. Joseph's Hospital and Medical Center, giving Phoenix Children's the fourth largest cardiac program (with 300 to 400 surgical patients) and the sixth largest neurosciences program among CHCA children's hospitals.
The average yearly inpatient admission rate for Phoenix Children's is approximately 18,000 patient. Phoenix Children's is a Level 1 Trauma Center with an accredited heart transplant program, a growing bone marrow transplant program, a renal transplant program, and most recently, a liver transplant program.
KidsLink also currently staffs the inpatient pediatric ward and newborn nursery at Mercy Gilbert Medical Center in Gilbert, Arizona.