Curriculum Overview: Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship

Find out what to expect during the two-year Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine (PHM) Fellowship at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Year 1: PHM Fellowship

Systems and Scholarship (12 weeks): Education in research techniques and research time.

Vacation: 4 weeks.

Core Clinical Rotations (20 weeks) Individual Curriculum (16 weeks)
  1. 12 weeks General Pediatric Inpatient Medicine
  2. 4 weeks NICU
  3. 4 weeks PICU
  1. 2 weeks Child Advocacy Center (CAC)
  2. 2 weeks Anesthesia/sedation rotation
  3. 4 weeks Palliative care and pain management
  4. 2 weeks Newborn Nursery
  5. 6 weeks Electives

Year 2: PHM Fellowship

Systems and Scholarship (20 weeks): Develop and implement a research project.

Vacation: 4 weeks.

Core Clinical Rotations (12 weeks) Individual Curriculum (16 weeks)
  1. 12 weeks General Pediatric Inpatient Medicine
  1. 2 weeks Observation Unit
  2. 4 weeks The Children's Home
  3. 10 weeks Electives

Didactic Curriculum: Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship

There are three main components of the PHM Fellowship didactic curriculum:

  1. PHM Lecture Series/Board Review
  2. United Fellows Course 
  3. PHM Journal Club

The program will provide additional didactic education based on the fellow’s current clinical rotation.

PHM Lecture Series

Every other week the American Board of Pediatrics content specification material for the PHM subspecialty boards will be covered in a didactic format.

Unified Fellows Course

This is a weekly session sponsored by the University of Pittsburgh for fellows of all subspecialties. Fellows learn about the resources available to them through the fellowship and UPMC.

The goal of these sessions is to help fellows transition to faculty positions.

Sessions include:

  • Mentoring
  • Research techniques
  • Career advice
  • Teaching skills
  • Work/life balance
  • Networking outside the fellow’s primary field

PHM Journal Club

PHM Journal Club will occur every other week and the fellow will be asked to present at least once per year.