What Makes Us Unique Pediatric Critical Care: Fellows and Faculty Dedicated Faculty 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. Customized Curriculum Within the requirements of the 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. Strong Mentorship Dr. Nina Schor, 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. NIH Funding The Department of Pediatrics has been awarded several T32 training grants, including Dr. Schor’s “Bench to Bedside to Curbside” grant which supports select fellows in translational research endeavors by providing funding, dedicated time for research, and a high level of mentorship. Research Support The Department of Pediatrics provides financial support for each fellow to present at one national conference per year as this contributes to their professional development and hones their presentation and networking skills. State-of-the-Art Children's Hospital In the late summer of 2015, UR Medicine will open a brand new Golisano Children's Hospital. The state-of-the-art children’s hospital will encompass nearly 245,000 square feet of space dedicated to children and their families.