Curriculum Overview: Pediatric Hospitalist Medicine Fellowship

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

Year 1 Curriculum

1. Systems and Scholarship (14 weeks): Education in research techniques and research time.

2. Core Clinical Rotations (18 weeks):

a. 12 weeks Pediatric Hospital Medicine

b. 4 weeks Newborn Care (2 weeks NICU triage, 1 week NICU lower acuity patient care team, 1 week Newborn Nursery)

c. 2 weeks Anesthesia/Sedation Services 

3. Individual Curriculum (16 weeks): The fellow can participate in clinical electives and/or devote this time to his/her research project.

4. Vacation (4 weeks)

Year 2 Curriculum 

1. Systems and Scholarship (18 weeks): Implementation and completion of research project.

2. Core Clinical Rotations (14 weeks):

a. 10 weeks Pediatric Hospital Medicine at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh

b. 4 weeks Community Hospital Rotation

3. Individual Curriculum (16 weeks): The fellow can participate in clinical electives an/or devote this time to his/her research project.

4. Vacation (4 weeks)

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.