Curriculum

Critical Care Fundamentals Curriculum
  • Includes weekly didactic sessions with all division faculty and fellows to review and discuss topics in the fundamentals of physiology and pathophysiology of critical care medicine and in pediatric cardiac critical care, with goals to (1) build a solid foundation for the clinical practice of critical care that complements the fellows' experiential learning in the PICU and (2) nurture the growth of fellows as future academic clinicians, investigators and educators.
  • Texts: Fuhrman & Zimmerman: Pediatric Critical Care, 3rd edition.
    Nichols, Cameron: Critical Heart Disease in Infants and Children, 2nd edition.
Pediatric Critical Care Division Conferences
Conferences rotate among:
  • Journal Club
  • Research in Progress
  • Morbidity & Mortality Conferences
  • Division Business Meetings
  • Fellow's Case of the Month, in which one fellow leads an evidence-based discussion of a controversial therapeutic or diagnostic decision required in the face of uncertainty.

See the Conference Schedule.

Resident Core Lecture Series
  • Covers basic issues in Pediatric Critical Care geared to housestaff rotating through the PICU.
  • 2nd and 3rd year fellows are expected to develop several talks for this series as they advance in proficiency in education.