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Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship (Minnesota)

Program description

The three-year accredited Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota 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 critical care fellowship offers trainees excellent faculty and resources.

Fellows who have completed three years in general pediatrics training are eligible for the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship. Fellows are selected on the basis of interest in developing a career in academic medicine.

The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship provides interdisciplinary clinical and basic research opportunities in all areas of critical care. Clinical research involves multi-institutional prospective clinical trials. Other ongoing research includes the use of steroids during cardiac surgery, cardiology and vascular studies in transgenic mice, and simulation-based education.

Mayo Clinic is a designated Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center and has active trauma transport and pediatric transport teams that give fellows an opportunity to become comfortable with pre-hospital medicine, trauma-related injuries and pediatric transports.

Mayo Clinic in Minnesota 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 Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and include:

  • Pediatric acute care emergencies curriculum (pediatric critical care, neonatal intensive care unit and pediatric emergency department cases developed by these divisions are directed toward resident education)
  • Emergency response team training (monthly multidisciplinary team training)
  • Rapid response team training (pediatric intensive care unit resident, pediatric respiratory therapist and pediatric intensive care unit nurse training response to less emergent floor medical cases)
  • Pediatric Fundamentals of Critical Care Support (PFCCS)
  • Pediatric transport team training

This pediatric fellowship is designed to use the Multidisciplinary Simulation Center to enhance competency evaluation and program development. Our fellowship also offers the opportunity to share clinical experiences with the adult critical care fellowship.

A strong emphasis is given to patient safety and quality development, and Mayo Clinic provides the infrastructure for the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) fellow to become a leader in quality and patient safety at the conclusion of his or her fellowship training.


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


Successful completion of this three-year ACGME-accredited fellowship leads to American Board of Pediatrics board eligibility in pediatric critical care.

Program history

The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Minnesota is a new program. We are currently seeking to recruit one fellow a year.

  • April 17, 2014
  • ART990236