Fellowship Program in Pediatric Critical Care

The University of Michigan Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship is an ACGME accredited program that offers comprehensive training in pediatric critical care and whose aim is to train the future leaders of pediatric critical care.

Each fellow's clinical experience is designed to meet their educational goals. Fellows rotate through the pediatric ICU and the pediatric Cardiothoracic ICU with the opportunity to gain additional experience in the trauma burn ICU, emergency critical care unit and ECMO.

The clinical experience is complemented by instruction in research design and methods, leading to completion of original research projects.

About Our Fellowship

C.S. Mott Children's Hospital is a quaternary children's hospital and is recognized as one of the leading pediatric hospitals in the country. We provide the full spectrum of pediatric primary and subspecialty care. The majority of fellow training occurs in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). The PICU is a 30 bed state-of-the-art unit providing care to a wide range of critically ill and injured children. The unit serves patients from general medicine, general surgery, transplantation, trauma, neurosurgery, otolaryngology, orthopedics, and plastic surgery, among others.

In addition, the unit also enjoys a national reputation for expert care in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). Additional training occurs in the Pediatric Cardiothoracic Unit (PCTU). The PCTU is a 20 bed unit that provides care for patients with a full spectrum of cardiovascular disease. Fellows also have access to a wide range of mentors both within and external to the division to pursue scholarly interests spanning clinical, basic science, translational, and educational research.

The University of Michigan offers highly competitive salaries and tremendous benefits to our residents/fellows.  An overview of salary, benefits and employment eligibility is available on the GME Office website, under "Prospective Residents/Fellows."

Fellowship Components

Clinical Care

Fellows provide minute-to-minute critical care to patients admitted to the 30 bed PICU as well as responding to rapid responses and deteriorating patients throughout the hospital.


A dynamic education program with didactics, high fidelity simulation and opportunities for fellows to teach medical students, residents, nurse practitioners and nursing staff.


Comprising half of the time of the fellowship, fellows are mentored to conduct clinical, translational, basic science and educational projects.