Curriculum and Benefits
Covenant Children’s Hospital is a freestanding children’s hospital and our primary teaching site. The hospitalist service is the admitting service for most medical subspecialties as well as the general inpatient service. The team also co-manages surgical patients with surgical subspecialists. The hospitalist service cares for floor status as well as intermediate care status patients. Fellows also have the opportunity to rotate at our community hospital partner, Midland Memorial Hospital as well as our pediatric inpatient rehab facility, TrustPoint Hospital.
Our program follows the national standardized curriculum with one-third of the fellowship time spent on core clinical rotations including hospitalist service, medically complex care, surgical co-management and community hospital service. One-third of the curriculum provides time for scholarship and QI activities. The remaining third comprises the individualized curriculum which may be tailored to the fellow’s individual career interests.
All members of the Division of Inpatient Medicine (including the fellow) receive eight consecutive days off during the 2 week period surrounding Christmas and New Year’s.
Vacation may be taken during blocks dedicated to scholarship/QI/administration and during elective blocks. Vacation policies are governed by the TTUHSC GME policies. https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/graduate-medical-education/salaries-benefits.aspx
Sick leave policies are governed by the TTUHSC GME policies. https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/graduate-medical-education/salaries-benefits.aspx
Please refer to TTUHSC GME site for the current salary. https://www.ttuhsc.edu/medicine/graduate-medical-education/salaries-benefits.aspx
Division educational conferences will occur on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month at noon. Fellows will be charged with presenting all or part of the conference content at least once per block.
Fellows will attend the daily safety huddle at Covenant Children’s. Fellows will weekly participate with residents in morning report.
Fellows will lead the second year pediatric residents in a group project focused on inpatient care conducted from July-January. PHM faculty will serve as project mentors.
Fellows are expected to complete a scholarly project during the fellowship. The project should be ready for presentation and/or publication at the end of the fellowship.
Fellows will develop and implement a curricular project including designing an assessment strategy. Fellows will use Kern’s framework for curricular development.
Fellows will participate on the hospitalist service as well as other clinical rotations as assigned. Clinical assignments are available via the rotation schedule.
When the fellow is on the hospitalist service, responsibility and independence will increase iteratively. The focus will be not only on clinical skills but also teaching skills.