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Clinical Training

The Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital is a multi-specialty primary and tertiary care facility serving infants and children throughout Southern New England. Clinical services available at Yale include a Level I Trauma Center, solid organ and bone marrow transplant programs, an ECMO program and all pediatric and surgical subspecialties.

The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) is currently a 19-bed unit with about 1200 admissions per year and serves as the focal point for clinical training. The PICU is a multidisciplinary facility with active programs in all aspects of pediatric medicine and surgery. The majority of the clinical training is provided during the first year of fellowship. The clinical commitments during the second and third years of fellowship are reduced so fellows have ample time for pursuit of academic development and research. As fellows progress through the program they are expected to take on an increasingly active role in supervising patient care and unit administration. In addition, they receive concentrated clinical experience in anesthesiology, cardiology, and sedation. Fellows also participate in a regional transport service and referral program. The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program is fully accredited by the ACGME.

A sample of block/call schedule guidelines is available here.