Training Tomorrow’s Pediatric Leadership
In the first year, you’ll identify a research interest and we’ll begin finding a mentor and resources to help you design a project. All fellows will gain experience with different type of study design and research, including retrospective database projects, quality improvement and more.
On hospital medicine weeks, you will function as the attending, team leader and teacher on the team. PHM faculty will directly or indirectly supervise (based on training level) but will be actively involved in providing feedback on areas you specifically choose to focus on, such as rounding efficiency, documentation, bedside education, etc. We do not currently require overnight shifts for our fellows.
- Hospital Medicine wards (2 blocks)
- Complex Care (1 block)
- Sedation (1 block)
- Teaching (1 block)
- Newborn Nursery (1 block)
- Research (4 blocks)
- Elective/Individualized Curriculum (2 blocks)
- Hospital Medicine wards (1 block)
- Community Hospital Medicine wards (1 block)
- Critical Care (1 block)
- Research (4 blocks)
- Elective/Individualized Curriculum (5 blocks)
- Research, Individualized curriculum, and electives opportunities may be longitudinal
Ultrasound: This longitudinal experience is led by Dr. Maher Abulfaraj one of our pediatric emergency medicine physicians specializing in point-of-care ultrasound. Throughout the year, you will attend monthly didactic sessions and hands-on practice sessions in the ED, and take on any opportunities to practice POCUS on our teams.
Medical Education: This rotation offers a menu of experiences that can be adjusted to meet your career goals and needs. You will have opportunities to work with medical students and residents, including helping to design and run an Academic Half-Day for the pediatric residents.
Sedation: Led by Dr. Courtney Cox, a pediatric intensivist and expert in sedation education, this rotation includes monthly didactic sessions and a dedicated month with experience providing moderate and deep sedation.
Complex Care: During this rotation, you will gain both inpatient and outpatient experience with several of our complex care and palliative care physicians and their multidisciplinary teams. Clinic opportunities include Spinal Cord, High-Risk Newborn, and Complex Care. You can visit two of the residential facilities where some of our patients live, and work alongside the Operations Center to help improve transitions in care and medicine reconciliation for these high-risk patients, for example. You will attend a multidisciplinary family meeting for an inpatient pediatric rehab medicine team. Through all this, your experience as a hospitalist will be valued to help improve our team-based care for this important group of patients.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Lecture Series
The Department of Pediatrics hosts twice-monthly sessions following section meetings which are designed for and by our hospitalists, covering a variety of topics including clinical reviews on board topics, research, quality, and education-oriented topics, plus other areas that we just want to learn about! These talks are given by a variety of speakers including our hospitalists, fellows, residents, subspecialists, and ancillary care team members. These lectures are approved for CME credit.
A sampling of topics over the past few years:
- Tracheostomy Management
- Gender-Affirming Care
- Marshallese Culture and Medical Care
- Acute Abdomen
- Spinal Cord Injury & Autonomic Dysreflexia
- Toxidromes & Ingestions
- Opioid Tapers
- POCUS Didactics
- REDCap: Intro to Use
- Acute Pain Management
- Newborn Delivery Care & Resuscitation
- Surgical Co-Management
- Eating Disorders
- Inpatient Rheumatology & Macrophage Activation Syndrome
- Endocrinology for the Hospitalist
- Hematology for the Hospitalist
- DVT Prophylaxis
- Kawasaki vs MIS-C
- Inpatient Billing
- Personality & Work
- Diagnostic Error
Subspecialty Fellows Conference: Our fellows participate in the monthly pediatric subspecialty fellows conference hosted by Arkansas Children’s Hospital (ACH).
Grand Rounds and PedsPLACE: Weekly educational series for ACH and pediatricians throughout the state of Arkansas.
Schwartz Rounds: Monthly panel-based talks focused on compassion in healthcare, focusing on our own coworkers and experiences.
Ready to Learn More?
Send us an email for details about upcoming conferences and lectures.
Rebecca Cantu, M.D., MPH, Fellowship Director
Stephanie Veach, Program Coordinator