Nicklaus Children's Hospital, formerly Miami Children's Hospital's Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine offers a fully accredited three-year Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship program. The program is designed to provide comprehensive training with increasing responsibility, complete with the ability to manage all facets of pediatric critical care medicine. Fellows will acquire the skills necessary to assess, stabilize, and transport critically ill patients as well as have the clinical and technical abilities to provide comprehensive intensive care to all medical and surgical patients (including post-operative cardiac and trauma patients).
Understanding the basic sciences, including anatomy, physiology, genetics, biochemistry, and pharmacology as applied to the practice of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine is a part of ongoing dynamic curriculum. Teamwork utilizing other medical/non-medical services, as well as specialty consultants, is stressed. All Fellows are appropriately prepared for the Sub-specialty Board Examination and are capable of undertaking academic/clinical positions as Pediatric Intensivists.
Fellows are expected to demonstrate competence in teaching (including teaching nurses, medical students, pediatric residents, other sub-specialty residents and allied health care students) and to have the ability to produce independent research. Finally, exposure to Ethical issues as related to Pediatric Critical Care and participation in meetings of the Hospital's Bioethics Committee, is mandatory.
There are four full-time pediatric intensivists: Andre Raszynski, MD, Director of Pediatric Critical Care Unit and Director of Transport (LifeLight) Program; Jeffrey Sussmane, MD, Director of Extracorporeal Services; and Bala Totapally, MD, Director of Fellowship Program, Associate Director of PICU, and Section Director for Research Activities, and Keith Meyer, MD, Director of Neurocritical Care. In addition, the Division has a scientist in basic sciences, Dan Torbati, PhD, and an academic pharmacologist. All faculty members actively participate in teaching and research and are available for mentoring of Fellows.
Fellows are expected to participate actively in a didactic curriculum offered by the division, which includes core lectures, journal clubs, case discussions, research seminars, and several mini symposia on ventilator management, ECMO, Apheresis, and biostatistics. Regular Board review courses prepare them for the certifying examination.
How to Apply
Applications should be submitted through the ERAS system.
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