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Pediatric Hospital-Based Medicine Fellowship

Hospital-Based Medicine team

The Division of Hospital-Based Medicine launched the first Pediatric Hospital-Based Medicine Fellowship in Illinois in July 2015, and became the first ACGME accredited PHM fellowship in the state in 2020. The fellowship program was founded to promote the development of leaders in academic hospital-based medicine and leverages the clinical and academic assets on the joint medical campuses of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.

Fellows engage in diverse clinical experiences at our top-ranked, free-standing tertiary children’s hospital and in newborn care at Northwestern Medicine Prentice Women’s Hospital. Fellows benefit from protected research time and dedicated mentorship to support the development, completion and publication of a scholarly project. A core clinical curriculum and quality improvement education are included, as well as the option to pursue advanced degrees in public health, clinical investigation or quality improvement at Northwestern University. Our fellows are eligible to apply for tuition support for these advanced degree programs.

 Program Structure

The general structure of our program is provided in the table below. It aims to promote the development of clinical, academic and research-based skills. Our fellowship offers customized and flexible clinical training by allowing fellows to identify general pediatric and high acuity experiences that match their academic and career interests. Clinical experiences include a blend of core and elective rotations, with a progressive focus on clinical autonomy as fellows advance in their training. A core group of hospitalist faculty support the education and mentorship of fellows in each clinical arena in order to maximize evidence-based practice.

  Year 1 Year 2
General Inpatient Pediatric Medicine 16 weeks 16 weeks
High Acuity/Critical Care Elective 8 weeks 8 weeks
Newborn Nursery 4 weeks -
Clinical Electives - 4 weeks
Advanced Inpatient Elective - 4 weeks
Research and Scholarly Activity 16 weeks 16 weeks
Research Skills Elective 4 weeks -
Vacation 4 weeks 4 weeks

 Research

Fellows can complete their research requirements by taking advantage of the myriad research opportunities and resources at Lurie Children’s and across Northwestern University. Faculty within the division currently have active research programs in the areas of population health services, health services research, outcomes science, clinical care, quality improvement, medical ethics/error disclosure, medical education and global health. 

Fellows are encouraged to consider obtaining advanced degrees through Northwestern University’s acclaimed master’s programs in Clinical Investigation, Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety, Health Sciences and Outcomes Research and Public Health.

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 Application Process

We accept the common PHM fellowship application available at PHMfellows.org.

Applications open July 1 and are accepted on a rolling basis. The deadline to submit an application is Sept. 15, 2020.

Qualified applicants will be invited to interview on one of our fall interview dates.

We participate in the NRMP match with rank list typically closing in early December. Match Day is in mid-December.

Please send completed applications and letters of support, as well as inquiries regarding completion status of your application, to HBMfellowship@luriechildrens.org.

Please send questions regarding your program to both of our fellowship directors:

Victoria Rodriguez: varodriguez@luriechildrens.org

Craig Garfield: c-garfield@northwestern.edu

 Why Northwestern?

Why Northwestern?Housestaff training through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University provides diverse and challenging clinical experiences and world-class education located in the heart of the beautiful city of Chicago. Learn more via the links to the McGaw website below.

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Craig Garfield, MD

Craig Garfield, MD

Co-Director, Pediatric Hospital-Based Medicine Fellowship

Hospital-Based Medicine

c-garfield( at )northwestern.edu

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Victoria A Rodriguez, MD

Victoria A Rodriguez, MD

Co-Director - Pediatric Hospital-Based Medicine Fellowship

Hospital-Based Medicine

VARodriguez( at )luriechildrens.org

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Deanna Grohmann

Fellowship Coordinator, Hospital-Based Medicine

Hospital-Based Medicine

degrohmann( at )luriechildrens.org
(312) 227-0078

More Information

 

Further program details, including the housestaff manual and a sample training contract, are available on the McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University site.

Diversity & Inclusion

 

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks to attract inquisitive, motivated fellows and is committed to providing them with every opportunity for success. We encourage a diverse and inclusive work environment that allows each trainee to achieve their personal goals.

For more information on Northwestern’s commitment to diversity, please see the Northwestern McGaw Underrepresented Residents & Fellows Forum and Feinberg School of Medicine Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Physician-Scientist Training & Resources

We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.

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