The goal of fellow rotations is to experience the wide breadth of pediatric critical care medicine through clinical and research experiences. Fellows are the face of our mission and rotations are geared toward the development of clinical and research skills throughout fellowship. Partnering with other divisions throughout C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital - including Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Anesthesia, Pediatric Palliative Care – our fellows gain robust experience as leaders of multidisciplinary teams caring for critically ill and injured children. In 2022, our fellows transitioned to a block schedule that enhances continuity of patient care and improves supportive patient management.

Fellows will complete 13 months of PICU, 3.5 months of Cardiac ICU, 2 weeks of palliative care, 1 month of anesthesia, and 4 weeks of vacation per year. Additionally, fellows enjoy 10 extra days of vacation during the fall and winter holiday periods. The remaining time is dedicated to research.

Our fellows no longer take call, and now staff the PICU through a night-float system. This system is designed to optimize patient care, clinical growth, and autonomy. When on night float, fellows will care for patients in our PICU from Monday to Thursday night or Friday to Sunday night.

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Balanced research and clinical experiences



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Yearly immersive rotations through a Top 10 Cardiac ICU 



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Dedicated Pediatric Anesthesia time in your first year with procedural sedation shifts in your third year



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Separate rotations with our Hospital-Based Palliative Care team