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C.S. Mott Children's Hospital

Critical Care Fellowship

Clinical Training | Research Opportunities | Eligibility and Selection | Application | Supervision Policy


Fellowship Directors:
Timothy T. Cornell, M.D.

Current Fellows

Mission and Overview

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Training program at the University of Michigan is committed to training leaders in academic critical care who also demonstrate paradigmatic and compassionate clinical skills. It is an ACGME fully accredited program.

The quality of our graduates is unparalleled as evidenced by data from annual in-service training exams, the Critical Care Board Scores, the fellowship match, and the competitiveness of graduates for positions following training here.

Past graduate fellows have gone on to become division directors, unit directors, co-directors, or fellowship directors at Duke, San Antonio, Seattle, Tulane, The University of Arizona and The University of Cincinnati.

Recent Graduates, Publications, and Presentations (pdf)

Clinical Training

Trainees spend approximally twelve months on the clinical PICU service and three months in the cardiothroacic post-operative care unit, with electives in surgery, anesthesia, nephrology and trauma burn available. In-house call averages every fourth to fifth night during the first two years and every 6-7 nights in the last year.

There are numerous academic pathways available to Trainees, for example:

  1. Trainees interested in an academic career, but do not wish to do bench research can become experienced in clinical trial and outcome research. Trainees will be mentored by one of three faculty members with Masters Degrees in Research, Design & Statistical Analysis, and Public Health.
  2. Individuals intersted in becoming academic scientists with a career in basic research will spend 14- 16 months in a basic science laboratory. Candidates for this program are eligible for participation in core basic science methodology courses and the program in cell and molecular biology supported by an NIH T32 training grant.

Research Opportunities

In our fellowship program, each fellow receives sufficient research experience to enable him/her to perform successfully in a research-oriented, academic medical center at the completion of training. The patient population and broad clinical exposure provide ample opportunity for research. The fellows present commentaries at the research and journal club and are encouraged to participate in the process of writing and submitting a grant application for research project funding.

Interdisciplinary research is also available with the Institute for Social Research, Department of Pathology, the Extracorporeal Life Support in animal laboratories, and the newly established immunobiology core program housed in a state-of-the-art research facility.

Trainees are reimbursed expenses up to $1,200 for an academic activities. Educational activities include Pediatric Critical Care Fellow's Conferences & Rounds, Journal Club, and Morbidity & Mortality Conference. We also have weekly joint fellow conferences with Pediatric Cardiology. Salary is based on the House office Association contract guidelines for level of training year.

University of Michigan Graduate Medical Education (GME) Scholars Program

The GME Scholars Program consists of 2 tracks, a Medical Education Track and a Healthcare Administration Track. Interested house officers may choose to participate in one of the scholar program tracks during their training. This innovative program will provide participants with a longitudinal training (a 20-month mini-fellowship) experience in one of the above two areas of concentration. This training will be incorporated into their current GME training program, and is open to all University of Michigan house officers (residents and fellows). The primary goal of the GME Scholars Program is to better prepare graduates to assume and succeed in academic positions with a focus in either medical education or healthcare administration at leading academic medical centers. Additionally, the program will allow participants to establish strong mentoring relationships in their chosen area of study, a network for future collaboration, and might serve as a stepping stone to pursue further graduate study if desired. Program participants will begin to develop the knowledge base and skill set required for them to be successful as the next generation of physician leaders. For additional details, please visit the Web Site.

Eligibility and Selection


How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the University of Michigan's Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program. Applications are accepted through ERAS.

Supervision Policy

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine complies with The University of Michigan Graduate Medical Education supervision policy. To view the policy, please click here.