- Wards: Trainees will lead inpatient pediatric ward rounds at both Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center with 50 beds of high acuity tertiary care patients, as well as UCLA Medical Center Santa Monica which is a 26 bed community pediatric ward. This will provide excellent clinical experience in addition to training in leadership and medical education, as teams will consist of residents and medical students. Fellows will also serve as consultants for medically complex pediatric patients in departments including surgical subspecialties, psychiatry, emergency medicine, and others.
- Newborn Nursery: Trainees will take a primary role in caring for newborns in the nursery from birth until discharge, focusing on routine newborn care, screening, and anticipatory guidance for new parents. They will also learn to recognize newborns needing higher level of care and facilitate transfers or consultations as needed.
- NICU: Trainees will rotate through the NICU, learning delivery room resuscitation as well as postnatal management of ill neonates. The NICU at Santa Monica focuses on community neonatal intensive care including diagnosing and managing neonatal respiratory distress, infectious concerns, nutrition, metabolic concerns, and other common diagnoses.
- Inpatient Infectious Disease: Trainees will rotate with our Infectious Disease specialists to learn the management of common inpatient pediatric infectious diseases, prevention of nosocomial infections, local resistance patterns, and cost-effective care of patients on prolonged antibiotics.
- PICU: Trainees will rotate through a 24 bed PICU. With over 1000 admissions per year, fellows will have the opportunity to care for patients with a wide spectrum of general pediatric and subspecialty critical care problems.
- Transport: Trainees will be given the opportunity to attend transport of pediatric patients to UCLA Medical Center for higher level of care. The team consists of a pediatric intensive care nurse and a pediatric respiratory therapist with advanced training in neonatal and pediatric transport.
- Vascular Access Team: Trainees will rotate with our vascular access team, becoming familiar with using ultrasound equipment and technique to place peripheral and central venous access. Monthly simulation sessions are also held to reinforce and practice those skills throughout the year.
- Anesthesia: Trainees will rotate through the pediatric anesthesia department where the emphasis will be on airway management such as bag-mask ventilation and intubation, as well as procedural sedation.
- Palliative Care: Trainees will rotate with the palliative care department for in depth education on end of life care and symptom management, which is becoming more and more important in hospital medicine.
Trainees will be given ample time to develop and carry out a research project in a variety of domains. Mentorship will be made available in basic science, clinical, and medical education research from all pediatric departments as well as the affiliated medical school based on their academic interest. A scholarly product is expected by the completion of the 2 year training program.