Here’s what several graduates of the University of Wisconsin Pediatric Critical Care Medicine (PCCM) fellowship have gone on to accomplish.
Kimberly Baker, DO
Dr. Baker went on to complete a cardiac intensive care fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. She is now a cardiac intensivist at Akron Children’s Hospital, a large freestanding teaching hospital with a 23-bed combined medical/surgical Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU). She is also the PICU liaison for the trauma program there. “The UW PCCM fellowship program was a great fit for me. I was able to get a very similar education to those in ‘big’ children’s hospitals, with all the support and community of a smaller program. The PICU physicians and staff were great teachers and mentors. In my current position, I use many of the skills I learned in fellowship, including program development, educational program development, and how to build strong, effective working relationships among multiple medical services. Even today I find myself teaching my residents and nurse practitioners the same lectures that I was taught. I’m still in contact with my mentors from UW, and know I can always count on them.”
Benson Hsu, MD, MBA
Dr. Hsu is a pediatric critical care physician at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD, and the chief data and analytics officer at Sanford Health. He also holds a dual appointment as an assistant professor in pediatrics at the University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine, and as a secondary assistant scientist at the Sanford Children’s Health Research Center. Dr. Hsu has published numerous abstracts and peer-reviewed papers and has received two grants for research in simulation education. “The UW PCCM fellowship program has been instrumental to my success in academics as well as in healthcare administration. The exposure to faculty who have been very successful in extremely diverse interests showed me that my future does not have to solely revolve around one singular image of an academic physician. The Socratic teaching that I experienced as a fellow helped me gain independence and comfort relatively early on as an attending. Developing an early comfort level gave me the time and ability to obtain additional education to further my interests, which I started the spring of my third year at the Global Executive MBA Program at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business. When I reflect back on my fellowship, I see the dramatic impact the three years of training at the UW PCCM Fellowship Program have had on my career—not just through academic but also administrative success.” http://www.beckershospitalreview.com/healthcare-information-technology/why-sanford-health-is-sharing-patient-data-with-its-academic-neighbors.html
Jennifer Mosher, MD
Dr. Mosher is a pediatric critical care physician at Sanford Children’s Hospital in Fargo, North Dakota. As one of the few pediatric critical care experts in the state, Dr. Mosher serve as an educator to providers who refer patients to her. She also plays a valuable role in nursing education at her hospital. “While I was in fellowship, the faculty embraced my goals to work in a smaller hospital. I worked on a project with goals to develop teleconferencing capabilities between units around the state. The knowledge I gained from that project gave me skills and knowledge for my current position; we are now starting to have intermittent video conferences with another PICU in a nearby state. I have come to appreciate the teaching that I received in fellowship. There was great emphasis on building an understanding of disease rather than following simple patterns. This way of approaching illness has proven to be life saving and beneficial in several situations.”
Yashica Seymour, MD
Dr. Seymour returned to her home country of the Bahamas to become its only pediatric intensivist. She works at Princess Margaret Hospital, a public, 402-bed teaching facility that’s the largest referral center in the country. In addition to providing medical care for critically ill children in the hospital’s 20-bed intensive care unit, she advances education and quality improvement programs for the medical staff there.
Imran Sayed, MD
“My first impression was that this is a comprehensive fellowship program dedicated to providing caring, high-quality, evidence-based care to critically ill children. The faculty have a strong presence, varied background and interests, and are very dedicated to the education of fellows. There is ample opportunity and plenty of support to perform research in all areas of interest. The people are very cordial and helpful. I feel very fortunate to be a part of the team here.”