Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is focused on training leaders in pediatric hospital medicine (PHM), with a specific emphasis on caring for children from underserved populations. Our program is based at Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital, which is nationally ranked among the country's top children's hospitals by U.S. News & World Report.

Our mission is to prepare you to provide the best-quality pediatric inpatient care across a broad spectrum of cases—from common to the most complex problems. You will also be equipped with the requisite skills to:

  • Propose, fund, and field independent research projects
  • Contribute effectively to interdisciplinary hospital administrative efforts
  • Lead through the education of trainees, patients, families, and the community

Mount Sinai Kravis Children’s Hospital attracts a diverse range of patients, reflecting the broad cultural, economic, and ethnic currents of New York City. Our campus is situated between the contrasting neighborhoods of the Upper East Side and East Harlem, and benefits from the cross-cultural vibrancy and stimulation of our location. The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is embedded within the Mount Sinai Health System, which provides an outstanding environment for state-of-the-art medical care, cutting edge research focused on child health, and unmatched clinical and scholarly resources for our fellows.

How to Apply

Applicants should be eligible for the American Board of Pediatrics Certifying Examination during their first year of fellowship. We participate in the National Resident Matching Program® and take one fellow per academic year. You can apply to our PHM fellowship using the common application.

Curriculum

The curriculum for our two-year PHM fellowship is divided into three components. One-third of the fellowship is devoted to core PHM rotations, the second third is composed of individualized curriculum (fellow dependent), and the final third is for protected research time.

Fellows receive additional training and expertise in providing care and conducting research in populations that have historically been underserved by traditional medical institutions. This includes members of racial and ethnic minority groups, those with limited English proficiency or intellectual or physical disabilities, and people who identify with a sexual minority group. The curriculum includes specific instruction on special considerations for underserved and vulnerable populations, disparities in enrollment in research, cultural considerations in providing medical care, disparities in access to health care, and how to measure and analyze sex and gender in research. 

In addition, each fellow selects a complex care patient and family to follow as the primary hospital medicine faculty contact. This will provide you with a longitudinal experience as you follow the patient through inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as home visits through our Pediatric Visiting Doctors and Complex Care Program.

Core PHM Rotations

Individualized Curriculum

  • Teaching
  • Ultrasound
  • Pediatric surgery
  • Global health
  • Blythedale Children’s Hospital, rehabilitation facility
  • Pediatric Visiting Doctors and Complex Care Clinic

Research

All fellows have at least eight months of protected research time during their two-year fellowship. Our goal is to train pediatric hospitalists to do rigorous research in the scientific areas relevant to our field, including:

  • Clinical research
  • Implementation science
  • Global health
  • Quality improvement
  • Medical education
  • Basic science

While we recognize that not every hospitalist will do research, we believe that core knowledge of how research is conducted and evaluated is critical to the field.  As such, you will be expected to complete a scholarly project, resulting in a presentation or manuscript, in your specific area of interest.  As part of your curriculum, you will also participate in the Departmental Fellowship Research Curriculum, Child Health Research Seminars, Child Health Research Day, and regular Division of Hospital Medicine research works-in-progress sessions. The Scholarly Oversight Committee provides mentorship and guidance during the course of your research.

Areas of interest from our PHM group include:

  • Clinical research
  • Medical education research
  • Development of clinical care guidelines
  • Resident/medical student education
  • Family-centered care innovation
  • Health disparities research
  • Quality improvement