Program Overview

The University of Nebraska Medical Center Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program is a two year program, and combines broad clinical training at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, The University of Nebraska Medical Center, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, and Bryan Medical Center. 

Research may be pursued with any principal investigator affiliated with the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  A wide range of research opportunities are available which include inpatient asthma treatment efficacy, decreasing hospital readmission rates, APP integration with academic inpatient teams, Medical education- residents and students, Informatics, Documentation, Sepsis, UTI, Pathways, Eating Disorders. Fellows are encouraged to explore and select a research topic or project of their interest.  If additional funding is needed for the fellow research, there are funding mechanisms available including departmental grants that fellows can apply for.

The goal of the fellowship training in Pediatric Hospital Medicine is to provide educational experiences that prepare fellows to be competent pediatric hospitalists capable of providing comprehensive, coordinated care to a broad range of inpatient pediatric patients, leading to American Board of Pediatrics eligibility in pediatric hospital medicine. The fellows’ educational experiences must emphasize the competencies and skills needed to practice high quality inpatient pediatric care. In addition, fellows must become sufficiently familiar with multiple inpatient pediatric settings to enable them to participate as team members in the care of patients with chronic and complex disorders.

Fellows are given the opportunity to function with other members of the health care team in inpatient and ambulatory settings at The Nebraska Medical Center, Children’s Hospital and Medical Center, Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital, and the Lincoln Pediatric Hospitalists to become proficient as leaders in the organization and management of patient care.

This training program provides fellows with a broad exposure to the health care of children and substantial experience in the management of diverse pathologic conditions. Trainees are also exposed to a wide range of acute and chronic medical conditions of pediatrics in the inpatient setting including ethical issues and discussions of cost conscious care.

Clinical Services

Clinical training occurs primarily at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center. We see a diverse array of problems that include: Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Asthma, Bronchiolitis, Bacteremia, Sepsis, Pyelonephritis, Genetic Syndromes, and Medically Complex Patients. Clinical experience encompasses training in all pediatric subspecialties as well as palliative care, pediatric critical care and transport, newborn medicine, abuse, and pediatric rehabilitation medicine.

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Children's Hospital and Medical Center

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