Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Hospital Medicine Curriculum


Through longitudinal experiences in clinical practice, teaching/education, clinical research, quality improvement/ patient safety, and administrative/ leadership/ career development Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship trains fellows to:

  • Demonstrate proficiency in the clinical practice of pediatric hospital medicine.
  • Professionally interact in the education of other health care providers, patients, and families.
  • Develop a career niche in one/more of the following domains: teaching/ education, clinical research, quality improvement/ patient safety, advocacy, and administrative/ leadership.
  • Lead in the field of pediatric hospital medicine in an academic and/or community-based hospital.

Core Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Skills - 32 weeks

  • 24 weeks of PHM at Main Campus [to include 1 dedicated week of procedural sedation in addition to full spectrum of general pediatric inpatient medicine (content of which includes care of newborns, care of patients with complex chronic diseases, care of patients with surgical problems, and care of patients receiving palliative care)]
  • 2 weeks of Care of the Newborn at Texas Children’s Main Campus
  • 2 weeks of Care of the Medically Complex Child (inpatient) at Texas Children’s Main Campus
  • 4 weeks of Community Medicine at Texas Children’s West Campus

Individualized Curriculum - 32 weeks

  • 2 weeks- Introduction to PHM Individualized Curriculum
  • 6 weeks- Scholarly Work Introduction in first year of fellowship
  • 4 weeks- Advanced Scholarly Work in second year of fellowship
  • 20 weeks- Additional Individualized Curriculum Experiences
    • The electives below are encouraged for consideration to meet the fellow’s clinical and academic learning needs and career plans, with a suggested 8 weeks minimum of additional clinical experience over 1st and 2nd year of fellowship (~4 weeks per year) from the following list.  
      • Procedure Elective 
      • Pediatric Infectious Disease
      • Child Maltreatment
      • Pain Management Team with emphasis on addiction
      • Advanced Pediatric Palliative Care
      • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R)
      • Additional Well Newborn Care
      • Outpatient Complex Care Clinic

Scholarly Activity - 32 weeks

Dedicated to research curriculum and scholarly activity, including the development of requisite skills, project completion, written work product, and presentation of results to the Scholarship Oversight Committee (SOC).

View the Research page for more information.

SUMMARY by year of Fellowship:

Year 1

Core PHM skills - 18 weeks

  • TCH Main Campus - 11 weeks
  • Care of the Medically Complex Child (inpatient) - 2 weeks
  • Sedation  - 1 week
  • Community Medicine at TCH West Campus in Katy, TX - 4 weeks

Individualized Curriculum 16 weeks

  • Intro to Individualized Curriculum - 2 weeks
  • Scholarly Work Introduction - 6 weeks
  • Elective time - 8 weeks

Scholarly Activity - 14 weeks

Year 2

Core PHM skills - 14 weeks

  • TCH Main Campus - 12 weeks
  • Care of the Newborn - 2 weeks

Individualized Curriculum - 16 weeks

  • Advanced Scholarly Work - 4 weeks
  • Elective time - 12 weeks

Scholarly Activity - 18 weeks


  • Procedure Elective 
  • Pediatric Hematology and Oncology 
  • Pediatric Infectious Disease
  • Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology           
  • Child Maltreatment 
  • Pediatric Nephrology                          
  • Pain Management Team (addiction) 
  • Pediatric Radiology
  • Advanced Pediatric Palliative Care 
  • Pediatric Pulmonology                             
  • PM&R 
  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Additional Well Newborn Care 
  • Pediatric Surgery
  • Outpatient Complex Care Clinic 
  • Pediatric Allergy and Immunology
  • Quality Improvement/ Patient Safety 
  • Pediatric Rheumatology
  • Wellness
  • Pediatric Nephrology    
  • Leadership/ Administration 
  • Pediatric Endocrinology
  • Advocacy
  • Global Health
  • Teaching/ Medical Education 
  • Clinical Informatics
  • "Designer"- design your own rotation with set goals, learning objectives, and faculty mentor