Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program within the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine provides excellent training and experience in a broad range of skills necessary to the practice of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM), while cultivating strong scholarly and leadership skills. Fellows will be well-prepared to launch into leadership roles and academic careers within pediatric hospital medicine.  

Graduates of our ACGME-accredited program will be prepared to work in any pediatric hospitalist practice, at tertiary care or community settings. They will be well-versed in caring for children with acute or acute-on-chronic diseases, Level I and Level II nursery settings, sedation services, and will be comfortable with the full range of common hospitalist procedures. Graduating fellows will have the skills to enter academic positions and conduct independent research or other high-level scholarly activities in areas such as medical education, QI/QA, patient safety, global health, or advocacy. Graduates will learn administrative skills helpful in pursuing a career path in hospital leadership roles.

PROSPECTIVE FELLOWS

We appreciate your interest in the University of Minnesota's Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program and look forward to reviewing your application. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Minnesota participates in the National Resident Match Program (NRMP). Applicant should submit the PHM Fellowship Application including all attachments to the fellowship coordinator. The application is available on this site: http://phmfellows.org/applicants.

Please Note:

  • Applicants must have completed an ACGME-accredited residency program by the fellowship start date. 
  • We accept only applicants who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents (green card holders), or those who have a J-1 Visa.
  • 3 letters of recommendation are required, to include one from the residency program director.

The University of Minnesota demonstrates a commitment to leveraging the transformative power of equity and diversity to advance excellence in teaching, learning and community engagement. Applications from individuals who self-identify as members of underrepresented groups are particularly welcome.

  • Faculty
  • Current Fellows
  • Clinical Experience
  • Scholarly Activity
  • Stipend & Benefits
  • Why the Twin Cities?
  • Faculty

    We offer dedicated mentorship from our large faculty with variety of expertise in clinical, research, quality and safety, education, and administrative areas. Click here to view the complete list of program faculty.

    Mike Pitt, MD, Program Director
    Associate Professor
    mbpitt@umn.edu
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    Jordan Marmet, MD, Division Director and Associate Program Director
    Assistant Professor
    marme001@umn.edu
    Full Bio

    Maren Olson, MD, MPH, Associate Program Director
    Assistant Professor
    olso1421@umn.edu
    Full Bio

  • Current Fellows

    Kate Allen, MD, MPH
    katea@umn.edu 
    Fellowship Dates: 2020-2022
    Kate completed medical school at the University of Rochester in New York and pediatric residency at the University of Minnesota. She obtained a Masters of Public Health at George Washington University. She is interested in medical education and quality improvement in an academic setting.

    Anisha Rimal, MD
    rimal007@umn.edu
    Fellowship Dates: 2019-2021
    Anisha completed medical school at the University of Missouri and pediatric residency training at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. She is interested in quality improvement, education, and patient safety. 

  • Clinical Experience

    This two-year fellowship is unique in that fellows gain experience in three medical systems. Fellows spend half of their clinical time shared between the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Minneapolis and St. Paul systems, and four-weeks at community partner site Fairview Ridges for newborn and general community pediatrics.

    We prioritize providing a unique schedule tailored to our fellows’ individual goals with elective offerings including (but not limited to) subspecialty rotations, PICU and NICU, pediatric emergency medicine and surgical specialties, child abuse, pain and palliative care, medical education, point of care ultrasound, mental health.

    Call duties are dependent on each clinical rotation. The community hospital rotation (4 weeks total over duration of fellowships) is the only rotation with in house overnight components  There is no call responsibility during research/scholarly rotations.

  • Scholarly Activity

    We offer a wide range of opportunities for research and scholarly activities and access to state-of-the art research throughout the University of Minnesota and Children’s Minnesota systems. Our fellows have been engaged in scholarly activities in several areas including medical education/curricular development, clinical quality improvement, hospital administration, global health, and advocacy at the local or state levels. 

    Each fellow will spend 10-12 weeks during the first 6 months of fellowship to formally meet with various faculty members from the PHM division, Department of Pediatrics, the University of Minnesota Medical School, and throughout the community in the Twin Cities to identify potential mentors. It is expected that by the end of the first six months of fellowship that each fellow will have defined and begun to work on their scholarly project.

    More information on Departmental expectations for fellow scholarly activity can be found here.

  • Stipend & Benefits

    2021-2022 rates will be determined in November 2020. Stipend rates for 2020-2021 are:
    • PGY4 (FL1): $63,000
    • PGY5 (FL2): $65,000
     
    Medical/Health/Dental/Life Benefits: https://shb.umn.edu/health-plans/rfi
     
    Additionally, each medical fellow receives:
    • Funding of the ABP General Pediatrics Certifying Exam
    • At least $1,500 for professional development
    • At least $300 annually in education funds
    • MN medical license, or MN residency permit if ineligible for a MN license
    • AAP membership with subspecialty section membership