Connecticut Children’s Medical Center’s main campus is located at 282 Washington Street in Hartford, Connecticut.

Pediatric Surgical and Subspecialty Fellowship Programs

Fellows in the University of Connecticut School of Medicine’s ACGME-accredited pediatric fellowship programs receive their training primarily at Connecticut Children’s main campus in Hartford, Connecticut.

About Connecticut Children’s

Connecticut Children’s is Connecticut’s only health system dedicated to pediatrics. Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, we foster a patient- and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy.

Fellowship Programs

Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship Program

At a Glance

  • 6 fellows in the program with 2 fellows in each year of training
  • Individualized education with focus on career development
  • Fellows participate as team leaders of the Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Transport Program
  • Training takes place in our level 3 and 4 NICUs at Connecticut Children’s in Hartford and at UConn Health in Farmington
  • 72 patient beds across both NICUs
  • Connecticut Children’s has a complete line of pediatric medical and surgical subspecialists, as well as an ECMO and Congenital Cardiac Surgery Program
  • Opportunities for clinical, basic science or translational research in the Division of Neonatology, Connecticut Children’s, UConn Health and across the University of Connecticut
  • Quality improvement and patient safety educational opportunities from experts in the Division of Neonatology and Connecticut Children’s

 


 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • Up to $3,500 stipend for attendance to medical meetings and conferences, educational expenses, including electronics
  • Strong administrative support including Program Director and centralized coordinator office
  • Diverse population and opportunities for continuity clinic
  • Strong benefits package from the University of Connecticut

Curriculum Strengths

  • Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with and participate within a clinically integrated network of nurseries, delivering services within multiple models of neonatal care
  • Connecticut Children’s Neonatal Transport team provides services to NICUs and nurseries across CT, NY and MA. Fellows serve as transport team leader, overseeing a team of nurses and respiratory therapists while transporting the smallest and sickest babies to our level 3 and 4 NICUs in Hartford and Farmington.
  • The size of our fellowship program allows us to offer a personalized education with flexibility to achieve each fellow’s unique career goals
  • Faculty members in the Connecticut Children’s Division of Neonatology have a diverse interest in scholarly pursuits including nutrition, microbiome and NEC, neuroscience and patient safety/quality improvement
  • Our program has access to research opportunities across not only the Division of Neonatology, but also the Department of Pediatrics, Connecticut Children’s, Jackson Laboratories and the University of Connecticut at large, including facilities at both UConn Health and UConn Storrs

Block Schedule

Month PGY6 – 3rd Year Fellow PGY5 – 2nd Year Fellow PGY4 – 1st Year Fellow
July NICU East NICU West Orientation:
NICU East – 2 weeks
NICU West – 2 Weeks
August Research Research NICU West
September Research NICU West Research
October Research Research NICU East
November NICU East Research Research
December NICU West NICU East NICU West
January Research Research Research
February Research Research NICU East
March Research NICU East Research
April NICU East Research Research
May Research Research NICU East
June Research NICU East Research
  • NICU East – Connecticut Children’s level 4 NICU located in Hartford
  • NICU West – Connecticut Children’s level 3 NICU at UConn Health in Farmington
  • Fellows participate in the High-Risk Infant Neurodevelopmental Follow-Up Clinic during Research blocks for a total of 8 ½ days or 4 full days per academic year
  • Elective or Vacation time can take place in 1 week increments during any Research months for up to 4 weeks

Our Team

Program Curriculum

Program Details

Application Process

 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

Program at a Glance

  • 2 fellows selected per year (from Pediatric or Emergency Medicine residency)
  • 18 PEM faculty members
  • 60,000 ED patient visits per year
  • Level 1 Trauma Center
  • Strong point-of-care ultrasound curriculum and experience
  • Multiple simulation-focused PEM faculty and simulation venues for fellows
  • Close relationships with UConn Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
  • Research infrastructure including statistical support and student research assistants


 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • Up to $3,500 stipend for attendance to medical meetings and conferences, educational expenses, including electronics
  • Strong administrative support, including centralized coordinator office
  • Strong benefits package from the University of Connecticut

Curriculum Strengths

  • Large volume patient population – 60,000 patients, level I trauma, wide variety of subspecialties, covering broad catchment area (including urban, suburban, and rural)
  • Diverse faculty, including attendings who trained at 15 different fellowship programs and team members with academic interests in all the niches within Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Inclusive clinical environment, which values fellows as key members of the team and incorporates them into all aspects of ED operation, oversight, and quality improvement
  • Supportive learning environment, which provides fellows with a tight-knit supportive group of co-fellows as well as faculty and program leadership invested in fellow wellness
  • Close working relationships with the UConn Departments of both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
  • Superior curricula in point-of-care ultrasound and simulation

Block Schedule

Block 1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year
1 Connecticut Children’s ED Trauma ED
2 Connecticut Children’s ED ED Research
3 Anesthesia Research Adult ED
4 Research Child Abuse ED
5 Connecticut Children’s ED ED Research
6 PICU Adult ED Elective/Research
7 Connecticut Children’s ED /
Ultrasound
Toxicology ED
8 Hand Surgery ED/Ultrasound ED
9 Connecticut Children’s ED ED EMS/L&D
10 Adult ED Research PEM
11 Research ED Research
12 Connecticut Children’s ED Ophthalmology/Research PEM
13 Connecticut Children’s ED Connecticut Children’s ED Elective

Our Team

Program Curriculum

Research Opportunities

Program Details

Application Process

 

 

 

Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship Program

Program at a Glance

  • Program recognized in 2020-21 U.S. News & World Report‘s “Best Children’s Hospitals” rankings
  • Center for Rare Bone Disorders includes the Albright Center (the first and only center in the world dedicated to Albright hereditary osteodystrophy) led by internationally renowned pediatric endocrinologist and researcher Emily Germain-Lee, MD
  • State-of-the-art Diabetes Program led by Chase Family Chair in Juvenile Diabetes Cem Demirci, MD
  • Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) program dedicated to clinical care and the first gene therapy trial for the treatment of GSD
  • Numerous endocrine subspecialty clinics, including Kid’s Center for Bone Health, Gender Program, DSD, Turner Syndrome, and Lipid Disorders
  • Participation in multidisciplinary programs such as Neuro-Oncology, REACH for the STARS Cancer Survivorship, Thyroid Program, Weight Management, and Bariatric Surgery
  • First year is primarily clinical with dedicated time to develop a research focus
  • Opportunities to tailor the 3rd year of fellowship to suit individual career goals and allow for development of more specific expertise
  • Fellows consistently present work at national meetings and publish in peer-reviewed journals
  • Excellent clinical training and strong research opportunities prepare graduates for success


 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • Up to $3,500 stipend for attendance to medical meetings and conferences, educational expenses, including electronics.
  • Strong administrative support including Program Director and centralized coordinator office
  • Diverse population and opportunities for continuity clinic
  • Strong benefits package from the University of Connecticut

Curriculum Strengths

  • Dynamic division comprised of over a dozen attending physicians, as well as advanced practitioners, endocrine and diabetes nursing, SW, and RD/CDE support
  • Dedicated outpatient rotation blocks, in addition to weekly fellow continuity clinics in endocrine and diabetes throughout all 3 years of training
  • Faculty expertise in a broad range of endocrine conditions with fellow participation in all multidisciplinary offerings
  • High volume inpatient and outpatient practice ensures comprehensive training, but with the benefit of shared inpatient call support from advanced practitioner team
  • Supportive mentorship and funding to pursue basic science, clinical, and/or translational research

Block Schedule

Block PGY 4 PGY 5 PGY 6
July Inpatient Inpatient Research
August Outpatient Research Research
September Inpatient Research Research
October Research Outpatient Research
November Inpatient Research Research
December Outpatient Research Inpatient
January Inpatient Research Research
February Outpatient Inpatient Research
March Outpatient Research Outpatient
April Inpatient Research Inpatient
May Research Inpatient Inpatient
June Outpatient Outpatient Outpatient

Our Team

Program Curriculum

Program Details

Application Process

 

 

Pediatric Gastroenterology Fellowship Program

Program at a Glance

  • 1 fellow per training year
  • Fellow-focused training
  • Individualized curriculum
  • Intensive exposure and training opportunities in a variety of settings
  • Collaborative medical community
  • Well-rounded experience to prepare students for academic and clinical careers
  • Learning environment promotes wellness and reduces burnout while also focusing on advocacy, quality improvement and safety


 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • Up to $3,500 stipend for attendance to medical meetings and conferences, educational expenses, including electronics.
  • Strong administrative support including Program Director and centralized coordinator office
  • Diverse population and opportunities for continuity clinic
  • Strong benefits package from the University of Connecticut

Curriculum Strengths

  • Fellow centered program
  • Longitudinal outpatient continuity clinic
  • Individualized clinical and research tracks as senior fellows
  • Protected time for GI didactics
  • Hospital sponsored Pediatric Fellowship Core Curriculum
  • Full ABP content specifications covered

Block Schedule

PGY4 PGY5 PGY6 – Clinical PGY6 – Research
Inpatient Inpatient Inpatient Inpatient
Inpatient Inpatient Inpatient Inpatient
Inpatient Outpatient Outpatient Outpatient
Inpatient Outpatient Outpatient Outpatient
Inpatient Research Outpatient Research
Inpatient Research Outpatient Research
Inpatient Research Outpatient Research
Inpatient Research Research Research
Outpatient Research Research Research
Outpatient Research Research Research
Research Research Research Research
Research Research Research Research

Our Team

Program Curriculum

Research Opportunities

Program Details

 Application Process

Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program

Program at a Glance

  • 1 fellow selected per year
  • 10 faculty members
  • Fellow-focused training
  • Outstanding clinical care with 12 specialized programs
  • State-of-the art research experience
  • Collaborative medical community
  • Learning environment promotes wellness


 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • Up to $3,500 stipend for attendance to medical meetings and conferences, educational expenses, including electronics.
  • Strong administrative support including Program Director and centralized coordinator office
  • Diverse population and opportunities for continuity clinic
  • Strong benefits package from the University of Connecticut

Curriculum Strengths

  • Continuity Clinic to provide longitudinal exposure to children with blood disorders and cancer
  • Multidisciplinary Care to provide compassionate care, innovative treatment options and novel clinical therapies.
  • Diverse patient population to provide excellent clinical experience with exposure to cutting-edge clinical trials.
  • Specialized programs: Sarcoma Program, Hematologic Malignancy Program, Hemostasis and Thrombosis, Sickle Cell Disease, Neuro-Oncology Program, Adolescent and Young Adult Cancer Program, Advanced Therapeutic Program, Palliative Care Program (Sunflower Kids), REACH for the STARS Survivorship Program, Supportive Care Program, Cardio-Oncology Program, and Onco-Fertility Program.

Block Schedule

PGY 4 PGY 5 PGY 6
Inpatient Research Research
Inpatient Research Research
Inpatient Research Research
Inpatient Research Research
Inpatient Research Research
Inpatient Research Research
Inpatient Research Research
Outpatient Research Research
Outpatient Outpatient Research
Research Outpatient Research
Research Transplant Research
Pathology/Hematology Transplant Research
Elective Radiation/Oncology Pre-attending

Our Team

Program Curriculum

Research Opportunities

Program Details

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Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Program

Program at a Glance

  • 1 fellow every 18 month cycle (Fellowship is broken into two 18 month cycles)
  • 7 faculty members
  • One-to-one mentorship and close interaction with faculty members
  • Fellow-focused training
  • Enhanced curriculum
  • Antimicrobial stewardship program and infection control
  • Protected time for research activities
  • Direct interaction with immunologists
  • Variety of clinical settings and expanded exposure to infectious diseases and immune problems
  • Well rounded experience to prepare fellows for a successful career in pediatric infectious disease
  • Learning environment that promotes communication and wellness


 

Benefits

  • 4 weeks of vacation per year
  • Up to $3,500 stipend for attendance to medical meetings and conferences, educational expenses, including electronics
  • Strong administrative support including Program Director and centralized coordinator office
  • Diverse population and opportunities for continuity clinic
  • Strong benefits package from the University of Connecticut

Curriculum Strengths

  • Free-standing children’s hospital providing care solely focused around children, adolescents, young adults and their families
  • Dedicated antimicrobial stewardship team of pediatric infectious disease providers, pharmacist, pharmacy residents and other specialty providers
  • Get involved with infection control and become a member of multiple committees including central line associated bloodstream infections and isolation procedures committees
  • Fellows will have the opportunity to work directly with board certified immunologists
  • All trainees participate in a major clinical, epidemiologic, and/or laboratory research project during their fellowship

Block Schedule

Month PGY4 – 1st Year Fellow PGY5 – 2nd Year Fellow PGY6 – 3rd Year Fellow
July Microbiology
Antimicrobial Stewardship
Inpatient/Research Inpatient/Research
August Inpatient Research Research
September Inpatient Research Research
October Inpatient Microbiology/Immunology Research
November Inpatient Infection Prevention Research
December Inpatient Research Research
January Inpatient Antimicrobial
Stewardship/Research
Antimicrobial
Stewardship/Research
February Inpatient Research Research
March Inpatient Research Research
April Research Inpatient/Research Inpatient/Research
May Research Research Inpatient
June Research Inpatient Research

Our Team

Program Curriculum

Research Opportunities

 Program Details

Application Process

 

 

Diversity & Inclusion

The Connecticut Children’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is comprised of residents, fellows, attending faculty and hospital staff who are focused on expanding the diversity and inclusion within the Pediatric Training Programs to include participants from groups underrepresented in medicine (URM), and to become more representative of the populations we serve. In doing so, we hope to increase interest of URM applicants to our fellowship program, create an environment where URM fellows feel supported and provide our patients with physician role-models.

Fellow Wellness

We understand the importance of wellness during training and beyond. In order to help our fellows learn professional and personal skills that will keep them engaged and resilient throughout their careers, we offer a variety of wellness activities.

Holiday Observances

We offer each fellow time to enjoy the holidays with their families and friends. Each fellow receives up to 7 days of non-clinical time in addition to their 4 weeks of vacation time in observance of holidays.

Living in Connecticut


Located in the state’s capitol city of Hartford, Connecticut Children’s main campus is part of a dynamic metropolitan area that features a variety of attractions and amenities. Learn more about living in Connecticut >

 

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