Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship (Minnesota)
This three-year, accredited Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester focuses on the full clinical and basic science development of trainees. The goal of this program is to improve the clinical outcomes for children undergoing critical illness. Based at Mayo Clinic Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital, this program offers trainees excellent faculty and resources.
The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship provides interdisciplinary clinical and basic research opportunities in all areas of critical care. Clinical research involves a multi-institutional prospective clinical trial using hypothermia for pediatric traumatic brain injury. Other ongoing research includes the use of steroids during cardiac surgery, cardiology and vascular studies in transgenic mice, and simulation-based education, among others.
Mayo Clinic has an active trauma transport team and a pediatric transport team that give fellows an opportunity to become comfortable with trauma and pediatric transports.
Mayo Clinic in Rochester has a state of the art Multidisciplinary Simulation Center where multidisciplinary pediatric team training is highly active. The pediatric simulation-based education programs are championed by the Pediatric Critical Care Division and include:
- Pediatric Acute Care Emergencies Curriculum (peds critical care, neonatal ICU and pediatric ED cases developed by these divisions directed towards resident education)
- Emergency Response Team Training, (monthly multidisciplinary team training)
- Rapid Response Team training (PICU resident, pediatric respiratory therapist and PICU nurse training response to less emergent floor medical cases)
- Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS)
- Pediatric Transport Team training.
The fellowship program is designed to use the Simulation Center to enhance competency evaluation and program development. Our pediatric fellowship program also offers the opportunity to share clinical experience with the adult critical care program.
A strong emphasis is given to patient safety and quality development and Mayo Clinic provides the infrastructure for the PICU fellow to become a quality and patient safety leader at the conclusion of their fellowship training.
The program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester is a new program. We are currently seeking to recruit one fellow for 2011. It is anticipated that one fellow will be recruited for this program every three years.