“We believe in the spirit and resiliency of the children entrusted to our care, and we will relentlessly push the field of critical care forward to ensure we find even better ways to treat them"
The Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) and the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine (CU SOM) offer a fully accredited pediatric critical care fellowship for up to 9 fellows at a time (average 3 per year) designed for board-eligible pediatricians planning a career devoted to the care of the critically ill child. Our program mission is to train the future leaders of pediatric critical care, who will provide compassionate and high-quality care and contribute to the advancement of critical care medicine.
The PCCM fellowship program offers broad-based training in both the practice of pediatric critical care medicine and the advancement of scholarship related to pediatric critical care. The section of PCCM consists of 18 faculty, all board certified or board eligible in pediatric critical care medicine, with two dual-boarded in pediatric pulmonology, four full-time PhD investigators and 16 advanced practice practitioners (PA/NP). In addition, several members of the Departments of Pediatric Pulmonology, Cardiology, and Anesthesiology provide key roles in the education and training of the fellows.
The primary clinical training site for the fellowship is the Children's Hospital Colorado, a free-standing children's hospital affiliated with the University of Colorado School of Medicine. The 32-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) admits approximately 2,600 patients per year from the Denver metro area and surrounding Rocky Mountain Region, serving active programs in pediatric general surgery, trauma surgery, solid organ and bone marrow transplantation, ENT, and orthopedic surgery. In addition, there is a separate Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU) providing care to cardiology and cardiac surgery patients. PCCM fellows participate actively in the multidisciplinary teams responsible for the care of every patient in the PICU and the CICU.