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Program Details

Golisano Children’s Hospital (GCH) provides care for 85,000 children each year from a broad catchment area in the Finger Lakes region of western New York. Our 12 bed pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and 16 bed pediatric cardiac care unit (PCCC) provide critical care to a medically, surgically, and demographically diverse group of patients. The size and function of our units optimize the development of the knowledge and skill sets essential to a highly qualified pediatric intensivist while providing a supportive and flexible environment. Fellows are exposed to and intimately involved in the care of patients across the full spectrum of pediatric critical illness and injury. We provide support for all of the medical and surgical needs of the patients of GCH, and collaborate closely with our full complement of pediatric medical and surgical specialists.

Comprehensive Education

Our critical care fellowship provides a comprehensive education in caring for critically ill children, and fellows obtain the skills necessary for a successful career in pediatric critical care. Faculty focus on promoting fellow autonomy, and the fellows gain increased independence in clinical management and unit leadership as their training progresses, but always with appropriate supervision and ample support and guidance.

Scholarly Activity

In addition to clinical care, the critical care fellowship focuses on identifying a scholarly activity that excites the fellow’s intellectual curiosity, promotes their long term career goals, and furthers the body of knowledge in the field. The full range of scholarly and research options are available, from bench to translational to clinical, informatics, and education research. The institution, pediatric department, and critical care division have robust quality assurance (QA) programs, and fellows are able to become involved in or develop a QA project that aligns with the fellow’s interests. We are committed to providing the mentorship to successfully complete and present these research and QA projects.

Teaching Skills

Fellows also received training and experience in developing effective teaching skills, and are actively involved in the education of members of the critical care division, residents, and medical students, as well as having opportunities for inter-professional education, including simulation. In addition, fellows have a role in various administrative aspects of the fellowship and division that allows them to develop the additional skills necessary to contribute to the management of an intensive care unit.