A Day in the Life of a Fellow

Our fellows have exposure to a variety of pathologies and complex critical cases, including but not limited to neurocritical children affected with traumatic brain injuries and CNS malignancies, immunocompromised transplant recipients and children with various hematological malignancies, children with life threatening large surface area burns, children with severe respiratory failure, etc. Our fellows get ample critical care procedural experience, a skill essential to succeed in the care of sick children.

Other responsibilities designated to the fellow include coordinating transports accepted from other facilities, running mock codes, and teaching residents and medical students. Upper level fellows are expected to have increasing levels of independence as they advance in their training, running rounds in the PICU, leading family conferences, and coordinating various care teams.

Daily rounds are multidisciplinary in both units and always include a pediatric pharmacist and nutritionist who provide an active voice in the comprehensive care of our critically ill patients. Both of our units also benefit from a 24-hour pediatric pharmacist available in the hospital.

Why San Antonio?

San Antonio offers a wonderful array of attractions to fill your days and nights with entertainment, exploration, education, and just plain fun! The top tourist destination in the state of Texas, San Antonio offers something for everyone including the world renowned San Antonio Riverwalk, the Alamo and Texas Missions, SeaWorld, Fiesta Texas, and many nationally recognized spas and resorts. Schlitterbahn, the number one water park in the United States, is only 30 minutes north in New Braunfels, and the Gulf Coast is only 100 miles away. Working ranches throughout Central and South Texas are available for tours, horseback riding, and overnight stays. Numerous state parks offer opportunities for hiking in the rugged terrain of the Hill Country.

Even though San Antonio is the 7th largest city in the United States, we have retained our sense of history and tradition while carefully blending in cosmopolitan progress.

San Antonio has always been a crossroads and meeting place. Sounds and flavors of Native Americans, Old Mexico, Germans, the Wild West, African-Americans, and the Deep South mingle and merge. Close to twenty million visitors a year delight in the discovery of San Antonio’s charms.