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Program description

Based at Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota, the three-year Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship offers trainees the opportunity to develop a career in academic medicine.

Clinical skills are developed during rotations in the multidisciplinary pediatric and pediatric cardiac intensive care units at Mayo Clinic Hospital — Rochester, Saint Marys Campus. Intensive care unit rotations are complemented with focused electives to enhance core procedural skills, including airway management, sedation and bronchoscopy. The pediatric cardiovascular intensive care unit has particularly strong extracorporeal life support (ECLS) and adult congenital heart disease programs.

Mayo Clinic is a designated Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center with active pediatric and trauma transport teams, providing fellows with training and experience in prehospital medicine and multidisciplinary trauma resuscitations. In addition, working within the larger environment of the Saint Marys campus offers our fellows unique opportunities to share clinical, research and educational experiences with the adult critical care groups.

Accomplishment in scholarly activity and research is a priority. Through its many research centers and programs, including the Children's Research Center, Mayo Clinic offers a rich environment for mentorship within the institution and a solid national and international infrastructure to support clinical, translational and basic science projects in all areas of critical care.

Additional strengths of Mayo Clinic include formal quality improvement, education and translational research programs that provide fellows with distinct opportunities to develop leadership in these fields.


The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.


Graduates of this three-year fellowship are board eligible in pediatric critical care medicine through the American Board of Pediatrics.

Program history

The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship began in 2011 and recruits one fellow a year.

Sept. 04, 2015