In addition to hands-on learning centered on our broad patient base, we offer structured divisional didactic sessions. All fellows take a month long introductory course on clinical research and study design offered through the medical school. Monthly journal clubs foster evidence-based practice and critical appraisal of the literature. Monthly case based conferences allow us to learn from each other about interesting and challenging patients as well as engage in consultation with our other subspecialists. Fellows are expected to lead journal club as well as present at our case based conferences twice yearly during their fellowship.
In addition to divisional activities, our fellows participate in our hospital-wide fellowship curriculum, which focuses on research, quality improvement, medical education and leadership skills. These sessions are run through the medical education department and involve pediatric fellows from all subspecialties. It is a rotating two-year curriculum to ensure that all areas are covered prior to fellowship completion.