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Systems and Scholarship Requirements

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program

Our Pediatric Hospital Fellowship includes a number of programs and conferences, completion of which is a prerequisite to graduation. The program has designed these activities to enhance the learning experience and to assist fellows in meeting the goals and objectives of the fellowship program.

Research Expectations
  • Complete a scholarly project of your choice (can be in clinical research, QI medical education) concluding with submission of abstract for presentation at a national meeting (PAS and/or PHM recommended) and submission of a manuscript to a peer reviewed journal prior to graduation.
  • Participate in a mentored abstract review for a national meeting.
  • Submit a clinical conundrum (for presentation at national meeting) and/or case report for publication.
  • Present your research at Phoenix Children’s Hospital Research Day/Academic Excellence Day
Teaching Expectation
  • Participate in at least one simulation experience
  • Participate in one block conference to PCH residents
  • Present at one morning report to PCH residents
  • Present at the Hospital Medicine Division Journal Club each year
  • Present at the Hospital Medicine Protected Case Review Conference each year
  • Present at the multidisciplinary PICU/ED/HM Case Conference
Quality Improvement Expectations
  • Complete Institute for Healthcare Improvement modules culminating in a Basic Certificate in Quality and Patient Safety
  • Complete local QI project with a mentor
  • Present QI work at PCH Quality Day
Advanced Degree Options

All fellows have access to obtaining a Master’s Degree (of their choice) through the University of Arizona with tuition remittance. A newly created program, Master’s in Clinical Research is now available.

Evaluation
  • Attend quarterly meeting with Associate Program Director, Jamie Librizzi, to track progress throughout fellowship.
  • The Scholarly Oversight Committee monitors the progress and provide feedback on scholarly project throughout fellowship.
  • The Clinical Competency Committee meets two times per year to monitor progress of clinical skill throughout fellowship.
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