Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

The Division of Hospital-Based Medicine is pleased to have initiated a fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine in July 2015.  Our program offers a unique fellowship experience by harnessing the clinical and academic assets on the joint medical campuses of Lurie Children’s and Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. Fellows engage in both supervised and independent clinical experiences at our top-ranked, tertiary free-standing children’s hospital, newborn care at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital, sedation training, and a tailored community hospitalist experience at one of our many outstanding community outreach sites.  Fellows are provided protected research time and dedicated mentorship to support the development, conduction, and publication of a scholarly project.  Core curriculum and quality improvement education as well as options for advanced degrees in public health, clinical investigation, or quality improvement at Northwestern University are available during a two-year or extended three-year fellowship.

Program Structure

The general structure of our program is provided in the table below.   Our fellowship structure offers a diverse but flexible clinical experience by allowing fellows to identify general pediatric and ICU experiences that match their academic and career interests.  Core faculty support education and mentorship of fellows in each clinical arena in order to maximize evidence-based practice.

 

Year 1

Year 2

General Pediatric Medicine
(Lurie Children’s & Community sites)

18 weeks

16 weeks

Newborn Care

6 weeks

Critical Care
(PICU or Delivery Room)

8 weeks

8 weeks

Research/Elective
  -25% Year 1
  -50% year 2

13 weeks

24 weeks

Orientation & Sedation Training

3 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

4 weeks

Research

Fellows can complete their research requirements by taking advantage of the myriad research opportunities at Lurie Children’s and across Northwestern University.  Faculty within the division currently have active research programs in health services research, outcomes science, clinical care, quality, medical ethics/error disclosure, medical education, and global health.  Fellows are encouraged to consider obtaining advanced formal education through Northwestern University’s acclaimed Master programs in Clinical Investigation, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Health Sciences and Outcomes Research, or Public Health.

Application

We accept the common PHM fellowship application available at PHMfellows.org and participate in the NRMP Match.

Please send completed applications and letters of support to our program coordinator Lisa Weber (LPWeber@luriechildrens.org).  For additional questions about the program, please email fellowship co-directors Craig Garfield, MD (c-garfield@northwestern.edu) or Waheeda Samady, MD (wsamady@luriechildrens.org).