Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota provides excellent training and experience in a broad range of skills necessary to the practice of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM), while cultivating strong scholarly and leadership skills. Fellows will be well-prepared to launch into leadership roles and academic careers within pediatric hospital medicine.
Graduates of the program will be prepared to work in any pediatric hospitalist practice, at tertiary care or community settings. They will be well-versed in caring for children with acute or acute-on-chronic diseases, Level I and Level II nursery settings, sedation services, and will be comfortable with the full range of common hospitalist procedures. Graduating fellows will have the skills to enter academic positions and conduct independent research or other high-level scholarly activities in areas such as medical education, QI/QA, patient safety or advocacy. Graduates will learn administrative skills helpful in pursuing a career path in hospital leadership roles.
We offer dedicated mentorship from our large faculty with variety of expertise in clinical, research, quality and safety, education, and administrative areas. Click here to view the complete list of program faculty.
Ancil J. (AJ) Abney, MD
AJ completed medical school at the University of Central Florida and continued his training in the pediatric residency program at the University of Louisville.
He is particularly interested in medical education and clinical care.
This two-year fellowship includes 28 weeks of mentored clinical experience in an academic free-standing children’s hospital and 18 weeks of independent clinical duties in an affiliated community hospital. Fellows in our program train primarily at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital.
Fellows will gain clinical experience in a large academic tertiary care hospital as well as in community hospital setting, including the Level I (newborn nursery) and Level II (step down NICU) settings. We maintain strong partnerships with many specialists at our organization in which fellows may elect to spend extra time including (but not limited to) PICU and NICU, pediatric emergency medicine and surgical specialties, child abuse, pain and palliative care, and anesthesia. Call duties are dependent on each clinical rotation. There is no call responsibility during research/scholarly rotations.
Year 1 Schedule: 20 Weeks Mentored Clinical Time; 6 Weeks Independent Clinical Duties
Year 2 Schedule: 8 Weeks Mentored Clinical Time; 12 Weeks Independent Clinical Duties
This two-year fellowship includes 50 weeks of research/scholarly activity. We offer a wide range of opportunities for research and scholarly activities and access to state-of-the art research throughout the University of Minnesota. There is a plethora of research and scholarly activities which are available to trainees, based on individual interest. Research opportunities include basic bench projects, translational and clinical research, quality improvement and patient safety projects. Scholarly activities may also involve medical education/curricular development, hospital administration, or various areas of advocacy at the local or state levels.
Each fellow will spend 10-12 weeks during the first 6 months of fellowship to formally meet with various faculty members from the PHM division, Department of Pediatrics, the University of Minnesota Medical School, and throughout the community in the Twin Cities to identify potential mentors. It is expected that by the end of the first six months of fellowship that each fellow will have defined and begun to work on their scholarly project.
More information on Departmental expectations for fellow scholarly activity can be found here: http://www.pediatrics.umn.edu/education/fellowships/current-fellows/scholarly-activities
Year 1 Schedule: 22 Weeks Research/Scholarly Activity
Year 2 Schedule: 28 Weeks Research/Scholarly Activity
The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Applicant should submit the PHM Fellowship Application including all attachments to the fellowship coordinator. The application is available on this site: http://phmfellows.org/applicants.
The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement. Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.
- Applicants must be Board eligible/Board certified (BE/BC) in Pediatrics.
- We only accept applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders).
The Twin Cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul in Minnesota are continually noted as one of the best places to live on nationwide surveys of parks, jobs, education, arts, food, health, happiness, and well-being. Fellows receive a competitive salary with medical, dental, and life insurance benefits as well as conference and education funds through their employment at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Relocation assistance is available to help ease the transition of moving to a new community, including information on moving companies, housing, child and elder care, school systems, diversity, and community resources, in addition to job search services for spouses and partners.
We appreciate your interest in the University of Minnesota's Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program and look forward to reviewing your application. Please feel free to contact the Program Director, Dr. Bazak Sharon (firstname.lastname@example.org), if you have any questions not answered here on the webpage.