DIVISION OF CRITICAL CARE

Educational Resources

There is a strong emphasis on fellow education, both clinically and theoretically. Every year, we organize a boot camp for incoming first year fellows to review high yield topics of routine critical care that may be useful in their coming time in the PICU and PCCU. We have a uniformly designed didactics schedule for fellow education, which includes core critical care curriculum, Morbidity & Mortality conference, and journal club. Fellow conferences are structured to involve presentations by fellows, critical care attendings and other pediatric specialists. Our fellows also have the opportunity attend Multi-disciplinary cardiac care conferences and departmental grand rounds provided by the department of pediatrics.

The simulation center at H-E-B Clinical Skills Center at UTHSCSA provides an advanced simulation methodology to support the development of skills for the fellows. Fellows are also provided with the AAP PREP-ICU and board review courses membership, fully funded through department. Fellows are also encouraged to take part in difficult airway courses, ultrasound courses, or other opportunities for advanced learning, supported by the department.

Resident and medical student teaching is a core part of the fellowship beginning with a course in teaching adult learners early in the first year and continued with opportunities to teach informally on rounds as well as giving formal lectures when the time is available.