What Makes Us Unique
Pediatric Critical Care Faculty
Our New Children's Hospital
UR Medicine opened a new building for the Golisano Children's Hospital in 2015. Two more floors were completed in 2017 encompassing new pediatric operating rooms, a pediatric cardiac surgery center, a gastroenterology procedure suite, and a new pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).
The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit is the largest intensive care service for children in western and central New York, serving more than 800 children each year.
A National Leader in Improving Quality and Safety
ACGME has chosen URMC to be one of eight institutions to help transform the way we improve quality and safety. Our fellows play a key role in changing the clinical learning environment here at our institution and across the country. This initiative furthers our commitment to continuously improve health care by advancing the quality of physician education.
Our faculty are in-house 24/7, which offers fellows autonomy and guidance. They are dedicated to teaching and fellows’ success, taking active roles in clinical and didactic education. Fellows regularly have one-on-one interactions with attendings to support their academic and professional development through mentoring, bedside teaching, and lectures.
Involvement in Patient Care
Our fellows experience a well-rounded patient base and treat a variety of patient needs. Based on our program size, the degree of fellow involvement in each case is exceptional, with the opportunity to lead rounds, perform procedures, and field questions.
Extensive Cardiac Experience
Our PICU and PCICU share space and attendings. While on in-house call, fellows tend to all patients, affording them far more experience with cardiac management than in larger settings.
Within the requirements of the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program, we can modify fellow training to accommodate individualized needs and strengths, as well as hone learning to support a fellow’s specific professional interest.
Well-Balanced Call Schedule
Our fellows’ schedule for in-house call totals 180 shifts (30 months x 6 calls/month) over a typical 3 year training period. This is one night per week and two weekend days per month.
The Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, and/or Dr. Patricia Chess, Vice Chair of Education, meet quarterly with fellows from our subspecialty training programs in an informal roundtable setting to offer mentorship and research guidance. In addition, a high trainee to faculty ratio allows for strong faculty interaction and guidance.
The Department of Pediatrics provides financial support for each fellow to present at one national conference as this contributes to their professional development and hones their presentation and networking skills.