The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at the Medical University of South Carolina follows a "research-focused" approach. The two-year fellowship consists of 26 total units (four weeks each), with one unit of vacation each year (2 total). The remaining 24 units are broken down as follows.

The eight Core Clinical Rotations occur in four-week blocks, similar to what a candidate may have experienced in residency.

The eight Systems and Scholarship units and eight Individualized Curriculum units are longitudinal units.

Core Clinical Rotations (8 units):

Hospital Medicine – which includes components of complex care, and consultation with co-management of surgical and subspecialty patients (4 units)

PICU/Intermediate Care – includes experiences in the care and stabilization of the critically ill child (1 unit)

Newborn Nursery/Level II Nursery – includes experiences in the care and stabilization of the newborn (1 unit)

Community Experience (1 unit)

Elective - (may include any of the listed electives but others options not listed are available; 1 unit)


  • Level I or Level II Newborn Care
  • Internal Medicine (for Med-Peds trainees) Transitions in care
  • Child Abuse & Neglect
  • Palliative Care
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Sedation
  • many others

Systems & Scholarship (8 units):


MUSC meets these requirements through fellow engagement in:

Masters Degree Program (see drop-down on left)

Monthly fellows’ seminars

Twice-monthly Division “Research in Progress” meetings with all faculty and fellows

Quarterly fellow scholarship oversight committee meetings (SOC’s)

Integrated didactic educational curriculum


Typically, fellows choose an area of focus for a research or QI project, working with the program director and faculty mentors at MUSC.


The scholarship training of the program meets all of the developing PHM certification expectations, including training in Improvement Science, Clinical & Translational Research, Medical Education, Leadership, Practice Management, Patient Safety, and Advocacy.


Individualized Curriculum (8 units):

Because we are a research-oriented fellowship, at MUSC these units are typically longitudinal and are met by the fellow’s research project and MPH program completion. Second year fellows are able to add additional (elective) clinical units depending on how their fellowship project and MPH course work are proceeding.