Pediatric hospital medicine fellowship earns accreditation

The pediatric hospital medicine fellowship program at the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine has earned initial accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

This is the first year in which pediatric hospital medicine fellowships could apply for accreditation from the ACGME. Marshall’s program was retroactively awarded accreditation beginning July 1, 2020, and will next host an accreditation site visit in 2022.

Marshall’s program launched in January 2020, and its first two fellows started in July. The program is currently accepting applicants for its 2021-2022 cohort.

The two-year fellowship program focuses on developing physicians who take a lead role in caring for pediatric patients in a hospital setting. Three of Marshall’s faculty members hold subspecialty certification in pediatric hospital medicine.

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Photos: Jessica Ford, D.O., and Patricia Tran, M.D., are the first two fellows in the pediatric hospital medicine fellowship at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine, which received accreditation.