- It is a rolling 18-month curriculum that focus on the boards content specifications
- Include traditional lectures and incorporate flipped classroom model learning
- Monthly board questions led by faculty
- Fellows will obtain the skill of inserting peripherally inserted central catheter
(PICC) under the supervision of the PVAT team
- Fellows are expected to successfully placed 5 PICCs, including one in a <1500g neonate
- Fellows will receive a certification of completion at the end of 5 successful PICC
- The purpose of this curriculum is to prepare our fellows to care for the most critical
patients in the unit.
- Under the supervision of the attending, fellows will manage all patients on ECMO.
- Fellows are expected to attend ECMO/Transport meetings that occur every other month.
At this meeting, previous transports and ECMO cases will be discussed. Lectures on
various disease processes that lead to the necessity of ECMO, ECMO indications, complications
and evidence-based practices are also presented.
- All required clinical experiences are at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia NICU
- Service weeks: 5/3/4 months of service during 1st/2nd/3rd year, respectively. Service week is in 2-week block at a time.
- Calls/month: 6/5/4 for 1st/2nd/3rd year fellow. All calls are in-house.
- Service fellows rarely take calls during their weeks of service.
- In addition to the fellow, there are 2 advanced practice providers (APPs) on each
- Each fellow works no more than 2 weekends per month
- Fellows have a total of 24 months dedicated to their scholarly projects.
- Each fellow is expected to produce 1 Quality Improvement (QI) project and 1 research
- A write-up for the QI and a manuscript for the research project are required for graduation
- Fellows are expected to submit their projects and present at regional and national conferences
High-Risk Developmental Clinic
- Our fellows attend the High-Risk Developmental Clinic once a week and see our NICU
graduates as well as referred patients who are at high risk for neurodevelopmental
delay. They learn to perform psychological testings (Bayley-III), which assess the
neurodevelopment of the patients, under the supervision of a psychometrist and physician.
In addition, fellows work closely with nutritionist and speech therapist to care for
patients with various nutrition issues, including failure to thrive, tube feedings
and feeding difficulty.