Clinical rotations are performed at our Egleston campus. Our program offers some flexibility in rotations to meet individualized interests.
Below, is a snapshot of our fellowship curriculum:
Main operating rooms (6 to 7 months)
Fellows get exposure to our active transplant program including heart, liver, kidney and lung transplants. Fellows also gain experience with CT, MRI, radiation therapy and angiography, as well as the full spectrum of cases, including:
- General surgery
Pain service (2 months)
Fellows gain experience in pediatric pain management including epidural management, acute pain management in the recovery room and rounding on pain service patients.
Cardiac anesthesia (2 to 3 months)
Over 500 operations with cardiopulmonary bypass are performed at our Egleston campus each year. Fellows gain experience with the most complex cardiac lesions (TOF, hypoplastic left heart), as well as with the more common cardiac lesions (VSD, ASD, PDA).
PICU (1 month)
Fellows round with the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit team and participate in the care of critically ill infants and children—gaining experience in advanced life support in a wide variety of patients.
Elective/ research (1 month) – clinical research and didactics
Fellows are strongly encouraged to participate in ongoing research projects with the faculty or plan and execute their own project ideas. Several faculty members at Egleston have ongoing research projects and fellows can be matched with mentors to guide them in their research interests.
Morning lectures (0645-0700) are presented four days per week by faculty, fellows and residents. Journal club and case conferences are also periodically presented. While on cardiac service, fellows attend cardiac cath conferences to discuss upcoming cardiac cases. Monthly lectures are given by faculty and special lecturers along with performance improvement reviews.