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Medical Education

Medical Education

Yale PHM Faculty are recognized for their exceptional teaching skills and multiple medical education activities. New Haven is home to the Yale School of Medicine, Yale Pediatrics Residency Program and Yale Physician Associate Program among other renowned training programs. Our hospitalists supervise medical students, physician associate students and pediatric residents on the wards and newborn nursery across the delivery network. Below are some highlights in medical education.

PHM Faculty Leaders in Medical Education

Yale Pediatrics Residency Program: Click here to see our website.

Program Director: Rachel Osborn

Associate Program Director: Adam Berkwitt

Chair of the Clinical Competency Committee: Sharon Ostfeld-Johns

Advocacy curriculum and Track Director: Shannon O’Malley

Click here to read about our program's values.

Yale School of Medicine

Director of Clerkships: David Hersh
Director of Pediatric Sub-Internships: Heather Dahlquist

Awards and Recognition in Medical Education

2021
  • Rachel Osborn: Grant recipient from the Child Health and Development Institute of Connecticut. Proposal for Innovation - Integration of behavioral health and parenting support in primary care education and care provision to promote the socio-emotional health and well-being of children
  • Department of Pediatrics Section Teaching Award
  • Heather Dahlquist recipient of the Howard A. Pearson, MD Award, given to the pediatric faculty member who best exemplifies the dedication, diligence and commitment to teaching and education
  • Faculty Honor Roll: Cherise Rowan, Magna Dias, Adam Berkwitt, Heather Dahlquist, Jaspreet Loyal, David Hersh, Matt Grossman, Shannon O’Malley
2020
  • Awards for Innovation in Pediatric Education
  • Daniela Hochreiter: Newborn discharge guidance curriculum: An educational quality improvement initiative to improve maternal knowledge retention after discharge from a well-baby nursery
  • Shannon O’Malley: Creating and evaluating a pediatric residency program advocacy curriculum
2019-2020
  • Department of Pediatrics Section Teaching Award
2018-2019
  • Cherise Rowan, recipient of the Howard A. Pearson, MD Award, given to the pediatric faculty member who best exemplifies the dedication, diligence and commitment to teaching and education
  • Faculty Honor Roll: Cherise Rowan, Magna Dias, Adam Berkwitt, Heather Dahlquist, Jaspreet Loyal

Yale PHM Fellowship

The Yale Pediatric Hospital Medicine Section aims to train leaders in the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine who are compassionate clinicians, effective teachers, and impactful scholars to improve the care provided to hospitalized children.

Fellowship Program Director: Adam Berkwitt, MD
Length of Program: 2-years
ACGME Accredited: Unaccredited

Program

The program aims to equip fellows with the knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to effectively take care of hospitalized children and to become a future leader in the field of pediatric hospital medicine (PHM). The fellowship follows the general curricular framework published by the Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors (Jerardi K, et al., Pediatrics, 2017). Over the course of two years, fellows will receive training in clinical care, systems improvement, and scholarship. As such, over the course of the two years, fellows will complete activities focused on core hospital medicine skills, including in the care of newborns, general inpatient pediatrics, complex care, procedures, sedation and consultation on surgical patients. Training will occur in a tertiary care setting and at community sites.

In addition to the clinical activities, the fellow will participate in individualized curriculum “determined by the learning needs and career plans of each fellow and developed with the guidance of a faculty mentor” (ACGME PHM Accreditation Requirements, 2020). Areas of trainee interest for specialized curriculum could include, but are not limited to, medical education, quality improvement, and clinical research. Fellows will be expected to meet the American Board of Pediatrics requirement for scholarly activity that applies to all pediatric subspecialty fellowships.

Major Rotations

  • Newborn nursery
  • Teaching ward service
  • Hospitalist service
  • Surgical consult service
  • Procedural sedation
  • Community NICU
  • Electives

Faculty Providing Education and Supervision

There are 16 faculty in the division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine who will provide education and supervision to the fellows. Additional faculty in the department of Pediatrics may provide education and supervision during elective clinical experiences as determined by each fellow’s individualized learning plan.

Didactics

  • Weekly section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine meetings (meeting content is divided amongst clinical discussion, journal club and faculty development. CME credit is provided for clinical discussion and journal club)
  • Asynchronous learning modules in quality improvement
  • Medical education sessions through the Teaching and Learning Center
  • Individualized curriculum
  • Fellows lecture series (weekly, from the Section of Education for all fellows in the Department of Pediatrics)

Evaluations

  • Direct observation and feedback of clinical and teaching skills while attending on the teaching service
  • Direct observation and feedback of resident and medical student teaching activities
  • End of rotation formative and summative feedback at the end of each teaching service block
  • Semi-annual meetings with program director to review summative evaluations and assess progress in Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies (Maniscalco J, et al., J Hosp Med, 2020) and Entrustable Professional Activities For Subspecialties (EPAs)
  • Mentorship and feedback by primary scholarly project mentor with meeting frequency of at least every 3 months