The Center of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital is seeking applicants for a fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine. This APA-accredited 2-year fellowship will provide pediatricians the necessary skills to become leaders in academic pediatric hospital medicine.
The primary clinical setting is Cleveland Clinic Children’s Hospital Main Campus (CCCH), a busy tertiary referral center. CCCH ranked higher in more specialties than any other children’s hospital in Northeast Ohio in U.S. News and World Report's 2012-13 edition of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals. Overall, CCCH earned national rankings in ten out of ten pediatric specialties. More than 80 Cleveland Clinic pediatric providers have been named “Best Doctors in America,” the most of any healthcare provider in the region.
Fellows will have the opportunity to evaluate and treat common pediatric illnesses, as well as manage patients with a variety of complex medical conditions. Opportunities for elective rotations are available during both years of fellowship. Fairview and Hillcrest hospitals, two community hospitals in Cleveland, are a part of the health system; the hospitalist and newborn services at both facilities provide exposure to the varied settings for a pediatric hospitalist.
Just minutes from Main Campus, Shaker Rehabilitation Hospital offers fellows a chance to work with hospitalists in yet another setting, caring for children in the only rehabilitation hospital in Northeast Ohio.
Cleveland Clinic, in partnership with Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, provides a unique community with tremendous resources in career development, education, foundations of research, leadership and personal growth. Fellows gain access to many of these resources:
- Leadership and career development seminars through Cleveland Clinic Academy
- Advocacy and Quality Improvement curricula and projects
- Eight-week series on building teaching skills, geared toward fellows
- Coursework in research fundamentals
- Available research support staff and mentors for consultation
The completion of a scholarly project is expected during fellowship, under the guidance of faculty mentors. Fellows also participate in longitudinal educational series in ethics and research with all pediatric fellows, creating opportunities for collaboration and camaraderie.
Fellows are involved in resident and medical student education during their clinical experience, as well as participating in resident educational activities such as simulation lab sessions, Journal Club, and Morning Report. An interactive, 8-week course seeks to learn and practice effective teaching techniques.
Fellows will also gain skills necessary to be leaders in medicine, through interactive seminars on everything from time and stress management to running efficient meetings and job interviewing techniques. Hands-on experience is available on a variety of committees and projects, and practice management education will help prepare fellows for an array of career options.
|Clinical (4 weeks electives/year)
Applications for the upcoming academic year can be submitted starting July 1st. Interview season starts on October 1st. Initial offers will be made on December 15th, or the soonest following weekday. J1 and H1b visas are accepted.
To apply, download and complete the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Application.
Completed application should be mailed or faxed to:
Wendy Van Ittersum, MD
c/o Sarah Spurbeck
9500 Euclid Avenue / S25
Cleveland, OH 44195
Download our program brochure.