Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Overview

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia offers a three-year fellowship designed to train future leaders in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.

Applicants will choose one of the four available tracks to focus on:

  1. Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Medical Operations
  2. Clinical Informatics
  3. Research
  4. Medical Education

The QI, Research, and Med Ed tracks include completion of a master's degree at the University of Pennsylvania during the fellowship. Fellows in the CI track can obtain a certificate in CI.

About the fellowship

Curriculum

We adhere to the Curricular Framework for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowships published by the Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors.

The first year of fellowship is similar for fellows on all tracks and is designed to take already exceptional residents/general pediatricians and focus on developing them into clinical experts in pediatric hospital medicine. Training focuses on clinical experiences that are intensively mentored by leaders in the field, with opportunities in inpatient general pediatrics, complex care, co-management, assessment and stabilization of the critically ill child, and newborn care.

The first year also includes broad exposures to quality improvement, patient safety, medical operations, informatics, research, and medical education.

The second and third years of fellowship are track-specific and include in-depth exposure to the area of focus selected, as well as Master's level training at the University of Pennsylvania, just steps away from CHOP.

Tracks

  • The Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Medical Operations track is run in partnership with the CHOP Office for Clinical Quality Improvement and the Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS) at the University of Pennsylvania, and includes a Master's in Health Policy Research with special coursework in quality improvement and patient safety.
  • The Clinical Informatics track is run in partnership with the CHOP Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics and the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Biomedical Informatics, and includes a Certificate in Biomedical Informatics. Those who complete the fellowship may be eligible to sit for the Clinical Informatics Boards.
  • The Research track is run in partnership with the CHOP Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness and the Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Training (PHEOT) program, and includes a master's in Clinical Epidemiology, or a master's in Health Policy Research.
  • The Medical Education track is run in partnership with the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education's Master's in Med Ed program.

Faculty

How to apply

We accept the common application found on the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellows website. Submit your completed application to Dawn Young at youngd2@email.chop.edu. In addition to sending the Common Application form and accompanying documents, please also send a separate document letting us know which track you are applying for and why you have chosen that track.

Requirements

Potential applicants must:

  • Be a graduate of a U.S. or Canadian medical school or possess an ECFMG certificate and eligible J1 or H1B visa status
  • Have completed pediatric residency training in an ACGME-accredited program
  • Be eligible for board certification in Pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics

Deadlines

Recruitment is underway for fellows starting in July 2019. Applications should be submitted by Sept. 15, 2018.

Interviews will take place in the fall in preparation for the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) Pediatric Specialties Match in December 2018.

Contact

For additional information, please contact program director Rebecca Tenney-Soeiro, MD, MSEd, at tenneysoeiro@email.chop.edu.

Tobacco-free hiring policy

To help preserve and improve the health of our patients, their families and our employees, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia has a tobacco-free hiring policy. This policy applies to all candidates for employment (other than those with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey) for all positions, including those covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Job applicants who apply after July 1, 2014 will be expected to sign an attestation stating they’ve been free of nicotine or tobacco products in any form for the prior thirty (30) days. They will also undergo a cotinine test as a part of the Occupational Health pre-placement drug screen administered after the offer of employment has been accepted but before the first day of hire.

Exemptions: Attending physicians (excluding CHOP physicians in the Care Network), psychologists, principal investigators and/or Penn-based faculty are exempt from this process to better align with our colleagues at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine.