Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship
The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship offers a comprehensive training experience with a diverse clinical service, a structured research experience and a thorough academic curriculum.
The mission of the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children's Hospital is to train the next generation of well-rounded pediatric critical care physicians and future leaders of our field. Competitive trainees will choose our program for its high volume, depth & breadth of educational content, and equal focus on the pillars of excellence in clinical care, quality improvement, education and science. We strive to produce pediatric intensivists that are fully invested and compassionate to a diverse population of patients and families, those that provide dynamic and hands-on pediatric critical care education to trainees, and those who contribute innovative and meaningful science to the field of pediatric critical care.
The Intensive Care Units at Nationwide Children's Hospital includes 54 PICU beds and 20 Cardiothoracic ICU beds, combining for approximately 3,000 admissions per year. Led by 25 critical care faculty, our PICU team cares for children from all hospital services, surgical and medical. Our cardiothoracic ICU is led by a team of eight cardiac intensivists, many with dual certification in cardiology and critical care medicine. Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, Level 1 trauma and burn care, and surgical management of complex congenital heart disease are among the treatments available to patients at Nationwide Children's Hospital along with heart, lung, heart/lung, kidney, and bone marrow transplantation.
The Abigail Wexner Research Institute at Nationwide Children's Hospital, our on-site state of the art research facility, is in the top 10 in NIH funding among children's hospitals and serves as a home to more than 160 principal investigators engaging in basic, translational and clinical research. Additionally, our academic association with The Ohio State University allows for myriad research and clinical collaborative opportunities.
The three-year training program is divided into 19 clinical months, 15 research months and two elective months. The block schedule for the entire training program is weighted toward clinical time in the first year with more research time and flexibility in the second and third years. The majority of research months are call free. On-call time is spent exclusively in-house and will be no more than every fourth night on average. We are committed to providing a supportive learning environment through strict adherence to the duty hours limitations set forth by the ACGME.
Upon successful completion of the program, the fellow has met the training requirements for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.
What You Need to Know
Nationwide Children's Hospital has consistently held the lowest severity-adjusted mortality rate among our peer institutions in a national benchmarking database. This means many children who would be predicted to die—by their initial illness severity—don't. There are many reasons for this, including outstanding multidisciplinary teamwork; innovative yet evidence-driven practice; and a culture of quality and safety that permeates the PICU.
Creating a safe day every day is a core value in our everyday work. Patient safety is especially important. Our PICU nosocomial infection rates are among some of the lowest in the country despite the size and acuity of our unit.
Training & Experience
Our program offers clinical training, simulation, research education and more.
Application & Selection
The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program at Nationwide Children’s Hospital participates in the National Residency Match Program (NRMP). Beginning July 1, applications for Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship can be submitted via the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
Interested applicants please review Nationwide Children’s policy on resident visa status and financial consideration, as well as Nationwide Children’s Resident Contract.
If you have specific questions relating to the application process, please feel free to contact our Fellowship Program Coordinator:
Tricia Brown, Program Coordinator
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship
Nationwide Children's Hospital
700 Children's Drive
Columbus, Ohio 43205-2696
Phone: (614) 722-3436
For more information, please contact:
Markita Suttle, MD - Program Director
Claire Stewart, MD - Associate Program Director
Jennifer Muszynski, MD - Associate Program Director for Research
Tricia Brown - Program Coordinator
Phone: (614) 722-3436
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