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The Pediatric Neurocritical Care Fellowship Program is a one year clinical fellowship position with the goal of developing specialty training in pediatric neurointensive care for board-certified/eligible pediatric intensivists and board-certified/eligible pediatric neurologists.
Each year one trainee will be accepted for either of two separate tracks:
The goals of this fellowship are to provide:
Critical Care Track — Candidates must have successfully completed a residency in pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric critical care and be board eligible/certified.
Neurology Track — Rendering training in child neurology and be board eligible/certified in child neurology.
This is a non-ACGME accredited position. There is no board certification following the completion of this one year fellowship.
The fellow will participate in all didactic conferences within the Division of Critical Care Medicine, and may additionally attend conferences within the Division of Neurology that pertain to material clinically related to critical care.
Trainees will have the access to faculty who are funded in basic science, translational and clinical research focused on acute primary and secondary neurologic injuries, neurologic monitoring and neurologic protection. We will work with the candidate to find research opportunities during the annual year. Additional years of research training are available if the trainee secures external or internal grant funding. Potential sources include institutional T-32 funds and national K-12 funding for initial inquiry.
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis, but must be received by Dec. 15 to be considered for the July 1 start date. The application will be reviewed by the combined Neurocritical Care Fellowship leadership with input from both specialties.
Application materials and process includes:
Application materials for the critical care track should be submitted via email to Eugene Bland.
Application materials for the neurology track should be submitted via email to Ashley Rees-Jones.
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.
Alexis Topjian, MD, MSCE (Critical Care Medicine track)
Rebecca Ichord, MD (Neurology track)
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship, Education Coordinator
Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3401 Civic Center Boulevard
Wood Building; Suite 6025
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399