Education & Training
Our goal in training physicians in Critical Care Medicine is to provide them with the clinical experience and research skills necessary for their continued productivity in the area of academic pediatrics.
As such, our program is structured so that each fellow gains the clinical expertise needed to run a large pediatric intensive care unit (PICU); the ability to teach medical students and residents effectively using a variety of modalities; and the skills necessary to develop and carry out a complete and meaningful clinical or basic science research program.
Our Education Components
You can learn more about our program's educational components, including:
Our 20-bed PICU has approximately 1,700 admissions per year and is located in a nationally-ranked pediatric hospital that serves as the quaternary referral center for the region as well as serving national and international patients with diseases that require highly specialized care. University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital has the only accredited pediatric trauma center in the region.
A full range of pediatric medical and surgical cases will be cared for by the fellow and the ICU team, including cardiothoracic surgery, neurosurgery, trauma, bone marrow transplant, and patients requiring technologies such as extra-corporeal life support, bedside ultrasound, continuous veno-venous hemofiltration and other renal replacement therapies and state-of-the-art ventilator strategies.
The Division of Pediatric Critical Care also staffs a busy sedation unit which provides sedation services to approximately 2,200 children per year. The pediatric pain and palliative care teams provide additional services within the division.