Program Overview

The Pediatric Critical Care Medicine fellowship provides an environment for the development of the academic critical care specialist.  The fellowship program utilizes the six core competencies of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as the foundation for a curriculum which provides clinical training in the discipline of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.  The program includes training in a complete range of clinical and procedural skills, and experience in the management of the intensive care unit environment.  Additionally, the fellow gains a background in academic research, which provides skills required for competition in the academic setting.  Ample opportunity is provided for development of teaching skills, both in informal and formal education settings.

Application Process

Eligibility

All applicant must have completed a pediatric residency from an American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) approved training program or be ABP certified in pediatrics.

ERAS

Applications may be submitted via ERAS® – The Electronic Residency Application Service.
When submitting your application through ERAS, please include the following:

  • ERAS common application form
  • Current CV
  • Personal statement
  • Three letters of recommendation (one letter must be from your residency training program)
  • Photograph
  • An official copy of your medical school transcript
  • An official copy of your medical school Dean's letter
  • An official copy of your United States Medical Licensing Examination scores USMLE transcript
  • ECFMG status report (for International Medical Graduates only)
  • Other documents supporting your Visa status

Tips Getting Started with ERAS

  • Get your MyERAS token and user guide through the ERAS web site
  • Register with MyERAS online
  • If you have questions regarding ERAS, please send your questions to myeras@aamc.org or mail to:

National Resident Matching Program
2121 K Street NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20037
Toll Free: (866) 653-NRMP
Local: (202) 400-2233
support@nrmp.org

Application Deadline

Applications are accepted June through September each year. All materials must be received by October 1 to be considered complete.  Interviews will not be scheduled until all materials are received.

Interviews

Following a review of the applications, applicants that are a good match for our program will be contacted to set up an interview. The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine provides candidates with one night hotel accommodations as well as a lunch with our current fellows on the day of the interview.

On the interview day, applicants will meet with current fellows and faculty as well as tour Norton Children’s Hospital.

The Match

We participate in the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) for all positions.  Please review the National Residency Matching Program web site for match registration policies and dates.  www.nrmp.org/fellow/index.html

Contact Us

Katherine Elaine Potter, M.D., F.A.A.P., M.Ed.,

Katherine.potter@louisville.edu
Associate Professor
Director, Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program

Fellow Benefits

Stipends

Other Benefits
  • Four weeks of paid vacation per year
  • Medical, life and disability insurance
  • Vision and dental insurance available
  • Coverage for inpatient and outpatient psychiatric care is included in the medical plan
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Parking in the attached garage
  • Meal stipend when on call
  • Professional meeting:  Each fellow is provided the time and opportunity to attend one professional meeting during fellowship.
  • Established research infrastructure including support staff, computers and statistical software.
  • Organizational dues:  Society of Critical Care Medicine and membership in the pediatric section of the society.  Included with society membership are subscriptions to Critical Care Medicine and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine.
  • A set of texts essential for the practice of critical care medicine

Curriculum

Each year of training is divided into 13 four-week blocks of time to more closely match the attending schedule.  The period of training is divided 50 percent clinical and 50 percent research. Vacation is taken during research months. The breakdown for each year of training is outlined below:
Year 1

Just for Kids Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital

24 weeks

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

4 weeks

Pediatric Anesthesia

4 weeks

Research

16 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

Year 2

Just for Kids Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital

16 weeks

University Children’s Sedation Service

4 weeks

Research

28 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

Year 3

Just for Kids Critical Care Center at Norton Children’s Hospital

16 weeks

Pediatric Cardiovascular Surgery

4 weeks

Research

28 weeks

Vacation

4 weeks

 

*Vacation: four weeks each year

Current Fellows

Michael Facciolo, MD
Education:  BS, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA , 2010
Medical School:  Ross University, School of Medicine, Dominica  
Post Doctoral Training: University of Tennessee, College of Medicine, Chattanooga, TN,
Hometown: Columbus, GA


Hayley Redmond Hardin, MD
Education:  BA, West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia,  2011
Medical School: West Virginia, School of Osteopathic Medicine 
Post Doctoral Training:  Advocate Children's Hospital, Park Ridge, Illinois


Kavipriya Komeswaran, MD  
Medical School:  MBBS, Chettinad Hospital & Research Institute, India  2014
Post Doctoral Training:   Southern Illinois University, School of Medicine, Springfield, Illinois


Kelly Lyons, MD 
Education: BA, College of the Holy Cross, Worchester, Massachusetts, 2010
Medical School:  Lake Erie, College of Osteopathic Medicine 
Post Doctoral Training:  University of Buffalo, Department of Pediatrics, Buffalo, New York


JB Remmel, MD
Education: AS, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky  2011
Medical School:  University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky   
Post Doctoral Training:  University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, Kentucky 


Johnna Sizemore, MD
Education: BS, Eastern Kentucky University, Richmond, KY, 2012
Medical School: University of Pikeville, Kentucky College of Osteopathic Medicine
Post Doctoral Training: Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, IL 
Hometown:  London, KY


Past Fellows


Cassondra Burton, MD
Education: BS, Rhodes College, Memphis,Tennessee,  2010 
Medical School: MD, AR - University of Arkansas, College of Medicine
Post Doctoral Training: University of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT   
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Albuquerque, University of New Mexico, School of Medicine


Kevin Havlin, MD
Education: BS, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2006
Medical School: Ohio - Wright State University, School of Medicine 
Post Doctoral Training: University of Louisville School of Medicine, Louisville, KY, Pediatric Residency 2010-2013
Current Position : Assistant Professor, Norton Children's Hospital,  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine


Natalie Henderson, MD
Education: BA, Western Kentucky University, Bowling Green, KY  2004
Medical School:  Ross University, School of Medicine, Dominica Republic
Post Doctoral Training: KY, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, Norton Children's Hospital,  Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 


Joshua Michael Henry, MD
Education: BS,  Wofford College, Spartanburg, South Carolina , 2005
Medical School: SC, Medical University of South Carolina, College of Medicine, Charleston, SC 
Post Doctoral Training:  Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC   
Current Position:  Pediatrician, Niswonger Children's Hospital, Johnson City, TN  


Susan Martin, MD 
Education: BS, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY  2005
Medical School: KY, University of Louisville, School of Medicine, Louisville, KY  
Post Doctoral Training: St. Louis University (Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center), St. Louis, Missouri
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, University of Rochester, Rochester, New York  


Calsey Jean Mischel, MD
Education: BS, Montana State University, Bozeman, MT 2009
Medical School: MD, University of Washington, 2013
Post Doctoral Training: State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY, Internal Medicine/Pediatrics Residency 2013-2017
Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of North Dakota


Christina Tryon, MD
Education: BS, University of Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2008
Medical School: Oklahoma - University of Oklahoma, College of Medicine 
Post Doctoral Training:University of South Dakota, Sioux Falls, South Dakota  
Current Position:  Assistant Professor, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO

All graduates of medical schools outside of the United States or Canada must have a valid ECFME certificate to train in University of Louisville residency program

We do accept international Medical Graduates (IMGs) into our program.  IMGs applying to our program should note the following:

  • We sponsor only J1 Visas
  • We prefer U.S. clinical experience
  • You must have a valid ECFMG certificate upon completion of medical school

Visas Not Accepted

H1B Visas

Because residents are classified as students at the University of Louisville, the University does not sponsor H1B visas for residency training.

J2 Dependent Visas

J2 dependent visas are not accepted for residency training. These individuals must obtain their own J1 visa status.  (Exceptions may be considered by the Associate Dean for GME on a case-by-case basis).

J1 Research Visa

The J1 research visa does not allow the clinical activity required for residency training program.  Those applicants currently sponsored on the J1 Research visa must apply for a change of category to J1 Clinical, which requires Department of State approval.

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