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Our mission

To train academic leaders in the field of pediatric hospital medicine by providing advanced experiences in hospital-based clinical care, medical education, quality improvement, and clinical research.

Program description

Hospital Medicine at Boston Children’s was created in 1998 and is one of the oldest pediatric hospitalist programs in the country. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine program is committed to providing outstanding clinical care for hospitalized pediatric patients, education of our pediatric house staff and medical students, as well as performing meaningful clinical research and serving in many healthcare quality improvement roles.

As part of this commitment, the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital was created to offer focused training and strong mentorship in delivering optimal care for hospitalized children, medical education, clinical research, quality improvement, health equity, clinical informatics, and health services research.

The two-year curriculum includes dedicated core rotations as a supervising attending for our general pediatric inpatient services, as well as exposure to other general areas of hospital-based medicine; complex care delivery, newborn care, sedation, critical care, and co-management with non-medical services. Individualized rotations are tailored to the interests of the fellow.

The core curriculum also includes general training in hospital systems and academic scholarship; Medical Education, Patient Safety, Clinical Research, Quality Improvement, Evidence-Based Medicine, Leadership, and Business Administration. Further scholarship and master’s degree-based academic programs through Harvard include but are not limited to the following: public health, health services research, education, and clinical informatics.

Program overview/curriculum

Clinical experience: 32 weeks over two years of training (1–2-week rotation blocks)

  • 22 weeks - core rotations: hospital medicine, complex care, community hospital, nursery, child protection, palliative care, sedation, critical care
  • 10 weeks - clinical electives: intermediate care (ICU step-down), NICU, ED, procedural skills, community hospital, pediatric subspecialties (endocrinology, neurology, psychiatry, rheumatology, dermatology, cardiology, etc.)

Scholarship experience: 32 weeks (16 weeks/year) in two-week rotation blocks

  • individualized career mentorship of scholarly work and academic products
  • clinical research, QI projects, committee membership, leadership development, medical education, diversity and inclusion

Individualized learning: 32 weeks (16 weeks/year)

Optional third year of fellowship: further scholarship and completion of a funded master’s degree

  • clinical informatics, health services research, healthcare quality and safety, public health, medical education, business administration

Fellows may participate in the following national conferences:

  • Pediatric Academic Societies
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellows Conference
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • APA Meetings
  • AAP National Conference and Exhibition
  • Society of Hospital Medicine

Application process

The Boston Children’s Hospital Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program participates in the Pediatric Specialties Fall Match. Applications can be submitted using the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

  • Aug. 23, 2023: match opens
  • Sept. 27, 2023: ranking opens
  • Nov. 15, 2023: rank list due
  • Nov. 29, 2023: MATCH DAY

Applications must include the following:

  • ERAS application
  • medical school transcript
  • curriculum vitae
  • three letters of recommendation (including residency program director)

Contact us

Fellowship director

Sarah C. McBride, MD
Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program
Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics
sarah.mcbride@childrens.harvard.edu

Fellowship coordinator

Olivia Deverix
Program Coordinator, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program
Boston Children's Hospital
Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics
olivia.deverix@childrens.harvard.edu