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Name of Host Institution: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center
Program Specialty / Subspecialty: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Fellowship Training Program
Program Mailing Address: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center MLC 2023 3333 Burnet Ave. Cincinnati, OH 45229-3039
Program Phone Number: 513-636-4371
Program Fax Number: 513-636-7657
Program Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Program Director: Jason Frischer, MD
Alternate Program Contact: Julie Ludwig, residency coordinator, email@example.com
This program was approved by the Graduate Medical Education Committee in September 2010. The first trainee began in October 2010.
One to two years.
The trainee would need to be a general surgery resident having completed a minimum of two years but may have finished adult general surgery training in preparation for a possible pediatric surgery fellowship. It is also possible that such an individual will have already completed a general pediatric surgery residency, and now desires further specialty training in pediatric surgery.
The goals of this new fellowship address three issues:
During the training period, the resident will have a choice in participating in basic scientific research within the Department of Pediatric Surgery or partake in the general pediatric surgery rotation with our current residents, sharing operative and on-call responsibilities and in the educational activities of our service. Further, this individual will participate in the nightly call schedule in order to provide more clinical exposure in general pediatric surgery and allow us to lessen the workload of our current resident staff, helping us to maintain compliance with the work-hour restrictions. The trainee’s primary responsibility, however, will be to ECMO, and he or she will be expected to participate in the initial evaluation of the patient, the cannulation process, daily rounds and management of the ECMO patient and all ECMO-related educational conferences. The resident will be expected to participate in mentored ECMO-related research.
The goal of this position is to enable the trainee to gain expertise in the care for neonatal, pediatric, and cardiac critically ill patients that require the use of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. This will enhance the opportunity for application for a more formal general pediatric surgery fellowship in the future, or if he or she has completed training in pediatric general surgery, will enhance expertise in ECMO in anticipation of a subspecialization in this area.
None at this time.
All training is conducted at Cincinnati Children’s, a private medical center providing 523 registered beds. The hospital is one of the largest children’s care facilities in the United States in several categories: number of beds, number of emergency room visits and number of operative procedures.
During the training period, this individual will be expected to participate in the pediatric surgery educational programs, outpatient and inpatient care and routine and complex surgical procedures. The trainee will also be involved in clinical research projects. The trainee may also participate in shared general pediatric surgery clinical experiences with our current pediatric surgery trainees when deemed to be beneficial.
The ultimate responsibility for care of the patients is the attending surgeon. No patient is admitted to the hospital, undergoes a procedure or has a consultation without the attending surgeon being made fully aware and assuming all responsibility. The fellows interact with the attendings on a daily basis to go over the patient’s progress or to raise any concerns. The attending surgeon is routinely called directly by the fellow. The fellows round with the attendings on all patients. There is frequent communication both at the bedside and in the department regarding patient management decisions.
Fellows are evaluated every three months by the program director, and a summary evaluation is conducted at the conclusion of the fellowship. In addition, the subspecialty residents are expected to provide formal evaluations of the individual faculty members, the program of learning and the program resources on an annual basis. This information is collated and presented to the faculty in an anonymous fashion.
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