Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Program


Pediatric ICU with ECG monitorThe Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University provides a broad, multidisciplinary educational program developed to train pediatricians to become successful and competent critical care clinicians, educators, and researchers.

The Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship is an ACGME accredited three-year program for board eligible/certified physicians in Pediatrics or Medicine-Pediatrics. The program is accredited for 3 PICU fellows and matches one trainee per year.

Our program has a dual focus:

  • To provide the clinical exposure and opportunities to support acquiring and refining expertise in managing critically ill children in a multidisciplinary pediatric critical care unit.
  • To provide significant exposure and training in basic science, clinical and/or translational research that serves as the foundation for an independent research career and fosters intellectual curiosity and creativity.

Schedule

The 36 month fellowship curriculum includes:

  • 1 month pediatric anesthesia training
  • 15 to 16 cumulative months of pediatric critical care clinical service
  • 17 cumulative months of research experience
  • 3 weeks of vacation per academic year

Clinical Experience

All of the program’s clinical activities are housed in the Children’s Hospital of Georgia at AU which is a 149-bed, 220,000-square-foot facility that has a dedicated 14 bed combined medical-surgical PICU and a 6 bed pediatric intermediate care unit. 

Research Experience

The research component draws upon already existing programs at AU such as the Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows’ Clinical Research Design Course and may offer protected support for those interested in pursuing a Certificate in Clinical and Translational Science Program or Masters in Public Health.

Extensive options for basic science, translational, or clinical research experiences are available through collaboration with the broad spectrum of lab-based and clinical scientists at Augusta University, including through the Georgia Prevention Institute (GPI) and the Vascular Biology Center.

Application Process

All applications for our traditional three-year fellowship are through the AAMC’s online Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Positions are offered through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) fall cycle pediatric subspecialty match. Please do not send application materials to us directly.

Initial application submissions are received through ERAS beginning July 15. Following application review, applicants are invited by the Fellowship Program Director to interview from August to November.

The PCCM Fellowship Program accepts applicants with  J1 visa status only. The following are minimum requirements for application to the fellowship training program: 

  • ABP Board Eligible or Board Certified in Pediatrics
  • Complete ERAS application
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • School of Medicine transcript
  • USMLE/COMPLEX transcript of Step 1-3 scores
  • Current ECFMG certification, if pertinent 

Additional information is available on the Office of Graduate Medical Education's website. 

Contact Information

Christopher M. Watson, MD, MPH, Fellowship Program Director

Ms. Glenda Orr, Fellowship Program Coordinator
Division of Pediatric Critical Care
Children’s Hospital of Georgia at Augusta University
1446 Harper Street, BT-2641
Augusta, Georgia 30912
Phone: 706-721-4402
Fax: 706-721-7872
Email: pccmfellowship@augusta.edu