Pediatric Medically Complex Care Fellowship

This one-year fellowship provides a wide range of clinical exposures as detailed below.


Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital

Wolfson Children's Hospital is a dedicated pediatric facility with over 200 pediatric beds serving Northeast Florida and South Georgia. WCH recently opened a 7-story pediatric critical care tower expanding the number of Neonatal Intensive Care beds to 89 that spans three separate floors, a 26-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit located on its own floor and a separate floor housing a 6-bed Neuro-Intensive Care Unit, a 10-bed Pediatric Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit and a 2-bed specialty Burn and Wound Care Unit. The hospital also has a dedicated oncology unit and provides bone marrow transplants. WCH is also one of the regional pediatric trauma hospitals.

The Wolfson Children's Hospital provides technologically advanced, family-centered inpatient care. Its design and layout de-emphasize typical hospital-like features, which some children and parents may find threatening. There is a conference room and a consultation room on each floor. Wolfson Children's Hospital embodies our community's commitment to children's health and to pediatric education and research.

Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville

Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville

Nemours Children’s Health, Jacksonville is a pediatric multispecialty center that provides outpatient subspecialty care for children. The staff consists of more than 160 doctors and support staff. The medical subspecialties include behavioral pediatrics, pulmonology, allergy, immunology, gastroenterology and nutrition, endocrinology and metabolism, neurology, infectious diseases and hematology/oncology. Surgical subspecialties include general surgery, orthopedics, otolaryngology, urology, ophthalmology and anesthesiology. Outpatient services include physical and occupational therapy, outpatient pharmacy, day medicine facility and pediatric home health. Pediatric radiologists provide a full complement of diagnostic modalities for both inpatient and outpatient evaluations.

The clinic is funded by the Nemours Foundation. Its mission is to service the medical needs of the children of Florida. Residents can expect a full range of experiences in the outpatient clinics, as well as consultation on in-patients at Wolfson Children’s Hospital, adjacent to the clinic. Research is an important component of Nemours, and residents may find exciting opportunities that fit their interests. A pediatric medical library is also available onsite.

Multidisciplinary clinic observations including, but not limited to: complex airway, intestinal rehabilitation, craniofacial, congenital heart disease and neuroscience including spinal defects and neuro-oncology.

Other opportunities include working with Jacksonville Area Legal Aid, public school system and introductory training to grant writing and qualitative research.

A scholarly project will be required. The project may be clinical, educational or advocacy-related.

Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children

The Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children is a medical home for pediatric patients birth to age 21 years of age with multiple chronic medical conditions and dependence on technology.

Call Responsibilities

The fellow will be assigned call from home for patients cared for in the Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children (BLCMCC) in the second half of the academic year. The fellow will have back-up assistance from BLCMCC faculty. Work hours will be limited according to institutional guidelines.

Clinic Responsibilities

The fellow will participate in evaluation and treatment of patients in the Bower Lyman Center for Medically Complex Children. BLCMCC is a pediatric medical home for children from birth to 21 years of age living with chronic, complex medical conditions including technology-dependence. The fellow will develop their own panel of patients to follow longitudinally over the course of the academic year. The BLMCC provides a coordinated family-focused and team-based medical home including physicians, advanced practice nurses, nurses, nurse care coordinators and social workers.