Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

The Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital (JHACH) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship is a 36 months training program with the goal of graduating clinically excellent, academic intensivists. The fellowship includes hands-on experiences in neurocritical care, trauma management, extracorporeal life support (ECLS), continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT), a wide spectrum mechanical ventilation strategies, and other innovative therapeutics. Our high-volume, tertiary pediatric referral center has expertise in pediatric emergency medicine, expanded sub-specialty surgical and medical services, and advanced pediatric transport with admissions from the Tampa Bay, Southwest Florida, and Central Florida area.

During PCCM fellowship, a diverse set of training will include expertise in procedural skills, leadership, quality improvement, clinical and translational research, and interpersonal / communication skills. This will be achieved through increasing levels of autonomy and responsibility throughout training, close interaction with JHACH PCCM faculty, participation in a robust education curriculum, mentored scholarly academic investigation, and serial performance assessments throughout training.

Fellows are expected to manage, educate, and work closely with a multidisciplinary team including advanced practice providers, resident physicians, nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, respiratory therapists, social workers, and case managers. Rounds are multidisciplinary, family-centered, and follow a team-science approach.

Program information

  • Length: Three years.
  • Stipend: Training stipend and benefits provided.
  • Requirements: As outlined by the ABP and ACGME, applicants must meet eligibility criteria for this fellowship program including:
    • Board eligibility or board certification in pediatrics or medicine-pediatrics residency program
    • Eligible for a State of Florida Medical Training License
    • ECFMG certification, if pertinent
    • Completion of the ERAS application
    • At least 3 letters of recommendation
    • School of Medicine transcript
    • USMLE/COMLEX transcript of Step 1-3 scores
    • Interview
  • Application: Complete an ERAS application. This position is filled through the National Resident Matching Program.

Learn more about our pediatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Program Leadership

Sue Sreedhar, M.D., MBBS

Sue Sreedhar, M.D., MBBS PCCM Fellowship Program Director

Dr. Sreedhar is a critical care and palliative care physician in the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital. Her clinical focus is on aggressive and holistic patient-centered care in the PICU and teaching the next generation of critical care clinicians. She joined the hospital staff in 2016.

Dr. Sreedhar received her medical degree from Madurai Medical College in Madurai, India. She trained in pediatrics at St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, where she served as chief resident in pediatrics and completed a critical care fellowship at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles in California.



Anthony A. Sochet, M.D., M.S.

Anthony A. Sochet, M.D., M.S. PCCM Fellowship Associate Program Director

Dr. Sochet is a physician in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital who joined the hospital staff in 2016 and is an assistant professor of anesthesiology and critical care medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

He earned his medical degree at Florida State University College of Medicine, completed his pediatric residency at University of South Florida College of Medicine, fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Children’s National Medical Center, and Masters of Health Science in Clinical and Translational Research from the George Washington University. His research interests include an “-omics” approach to identifying modifiable risk factors for acute respiratory failure, machine learning to assess non-invasive modality failure, optimal nutrition delivery during critical illness, and the incorporation of industrial psychology and team science in healthcare.


At a Glance

Vital Statistics - July 1, 2018-June 30, 2019

  • Licensed beds: 259
  • Percentage ICU Beds: 57%
  • Inpatient admissions: 6,200
  • Total surgeries: 8,100
  • Emergency Center visits: 46,000
  • Outpatient Visits: 400,000+
  • Employees: 3,640
  • No. of PICU + IMCU Beds: 22+6=28
  • No. of admissions per year: 1,800

Curriculum

The 3-year PCCM fellowship is a clinical fellowship intended to foster clinical expertise through direct patient care.  The trainee can tailor their extensive clinical experiences with one of four unique non-clinical training tracks to suit their career goals. These tracks include:

  • State of the art simulation/medical education track
  • A mentored clinical and translational investigator track
  • Healthcare quality and safety track
  • Palliative care track

Rotations

  • Research: 48 weeks (336 days)
  • PICU: 48 weeks (336 days)
  • CVICU: 12 weeks (84 days)
  • Trauma: 12 weeks (84 days)
  • Procedures and sedation: 8 weeks (56 days)
  • Anesthesia: 4 weeks (28 days)
  • Elective (choice of emergency medicine, toxicology, biomedical ethics or palliative care): 4 weeks (28 days)
  • CT surgery: 4 weeks (28 days)
  • QI project: 4 weeks (28 days)
  • Vacation: 12 weeks (84 days)                          
  • Total: 156 weeks (1,092 days)

Block Schedule

Block
July
Aug.
Sept.
Oct.
Nov.
Dec.
Jan.
Feb.
March
April
May
June/July
PGY 4 A
PICU
Anes.
CVICU
Trauma/Surg.
PICU
Research
PICU
Research
Elective
PICU
Research
Proc./Sed.
PGY 5 A
CT Surg.
Research
PICU
QI Project
CVICU
PICU
Research
Research
PICU
Trauma/Surg.
PICU
Research
PGY 6 A
PICU
Research
PICU
Trauma/Surg.
Research
Teaching
Research
PICU
Research
CVICU
Research
PICU

Scholarly Activity

The ABP requires scholarly activity during fellowship training and this is necessary for certification upon completion of the training. Our training provides a training in academic scholarly activities–skills that lead to an in-depth understanding of biostatistics, clinical and laboratory research methodology, study design, preparation of applications for funding and/or approval of clinical or research protocols, critical literature review, principles of evidence based medicine, ethical principles involving clinical research, and the achievement of proficiency in teaching.

In addition to participating in this core curriculum, fellows will be expected to engage in projects in which they develop hypotheses or in projects of substantive scholarly exploration and analysis that require critical thinking. Areas in which scholarly activity may be pursued include, but are not limited to: basic, clinical, or translational biomedicine; health services; quality improvement; bioethics; education; public policy, critical meta-analysis of the literature, a systematic review of clinical practice, a critical analysis of public policy, and a curriculum development project with an assessment component.

Involvement in scholarly activities must result in the generation of a specific written work product.

Examples of work products include, but are not limited to:

  • A peer-reviewed publication in which a fellow played a substantial role
  • An in-depth manuscript describing a completed project
  • A thesis or dissertation written in connection with the pursuit of an advanced degree
  • An extramural grant application that has either been accepted or favorably reviewed
  • A progress report for projects of exceptional complexity, such as a multi-year clinical trial