CU-Pediatric Intensive Care Medicine International Fellowship – Elective Program
The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) Fellowship Program at the Faculty of Medicine and King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital (KCMH) has been developed as a national leading training program for individuals to become independently practicing pediatric intensivists since 2016. The program embraces the departmental mission to teach and train the most capable and motivated individuals to become leaders in patient care, research, education, and quality improvement.
The training is centered around the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at KCMH Hospital. The PICU offers beds for pediatric intensive care and cardiac intensive care patients. The PICU team directs the care of these critically ill children together with consulting services from all across the hospital, including both medical and surgical subspecialties (pediatric surgery, cardiac surgery, trauma surgery, ENT, orthopedic surgery, neurosurgery, and plastic surgery).
The KCMH-PICU provides a full range of advanced critical care services, including high frequency oscillatory ventilation, continuous renal replacement therapy, inhaled nitric oxide (iNO) and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). High-volume services include neurosurgery, ENT/airway surgery, solid-organ and stem cell transplantation, trauma and general pediatric surgery, cardiology, nephrology, pulmonary and general pediatrics. The Unit supports all subspecialty services at KCMH as a Level 1 Trauma Center, and directs the 24/7 Transport and Transfer Center, the Palliative Care Program, and the REVIVE Initiative for Resuscitation Excellence.
- To gain hand-on experience in practicing pediatric critical care
- To serve and learn from patients in the real situation and the surrounding community
- To obtain mentorship and structured guidance for research and scholarly activities to advance the field of pediatric critical care
What to Learn
The program is basically designed to encompass the following topics:
- 1-year attachment fellowship – PICU program (flexible)
- 2-4 weeks anesthesia experience (elective)
- 2 months at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU/elective)
- 4.5-6 months at the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
- 4 weeks of research
- 2 months of critical care related electives, e.g. radiology intervention, or at different ICU
- Didactic session & clinical round (throughout the training period)
Who Should Apply
The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Fellowship is normally completed in two years following residency training in pediatrics. The Fellowship Program seeks to develop physician with an ultimate goal to become an outstanding clinician, educator, researcher, and leader in pediatric critical care medicine. Curricula may vary based on applicant’s background, interest and country settings.
- Applicants who are interested in combining training in pediatric critical care with other pediatric subspecialties, such as pediatric anesthesia, or with other residency programs, are advised to send the request during the application process for further review of the criteria and timeline for such training.
- For the applicants interested in taking shorter training course in specific areas of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, he/she may inquire about the possibility of special arrangement.
Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine
- Dr. Lalida Kongkiattikul, MD
- Dr. Chavisa Russamihirun, MD
- Dr. Sirawut Trepatchayakorn, MD
- Dr. Kritsaporn Sujjavorakul, MD