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prospective hospital medicine fellows

Our program has a curriculum based on the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Board content specifications. We have a robust didactic curriculum in conjunction with the pediatric residency program. We offer morning report during weekdays, daily lunch lecture, resident-led and fellow-led case conferences, resident led and fellow led morbidity and mortality presentations, fellow led journal club and opportunities for fellow led grand rounds.

Our curriculum boasts a rapid paced graduated autonomy based on the fellow’s readiness and comfort level.

salary and benefits


First-year fellow:        $74,500

Second-year fellow:   $77,800



Fellows at all training levels receive four weeks paid vacation annually.


academic fund

Fellows receive an annual amount of $5,500 to be used for academic expenses including but not limited to board preparation, PHM fellows conference registration/travel, books/subscriptions and professional organization membership. Unused funds cannot be forwarded into the new academic year.



  • Professional liability insurance while at Dayton Children's or Miami Valley Hospital
  • Medical/dental/vision insurance available for civilian residents
  • Long-term disability insurance and life insurance



Parking for fellows is free.


faculty appointment

Fellows are appointed as junior faculty in the Boonshoft School of Medicine. This entitles the fellow to a number of faculty privileges at the university, including use of the library and athletic facilities and faculty discount at the bookstore.



Education units are 4 weeks long

  • 13  educational units (blocks) per year
  • Our program will allow the fellow to customize 32 weeks (8 full educational units) to achieve their individualized educational goals with the guidance of their faculty advisor.
  • For rotations that are two weeks long and are designated as an individualized education (I.E) block, the fellow can choose to extend their rotation to four weeks to achieve their individual education goals.

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Systems improvement and scholarship (S&S)

  • Each fellow must complete a scholarly project in accordance with the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) program requirements. The scholarly project will allow the fellow to develop and test a hypothesis, gather and analyze data, and present their scholarly work in oral and written form. The program will support the fellows work in quality improvement projects, and will be given 32 weeks to conceptualize, execute, and present their project.
  • The program will host an annual “fellow’s research day” where fellows can present their work in written and/or oral format.
  • Examples of ABP scholarly activities and topics include the following:
    • basic clinical or translational biomedicine
    • health services, quality improvement
    • education
    • advocacy
    • public health
    • biomedical research
    • critical meta-analysis of literature
    • systemic review of clinical practice
    • curriculum development with assessment component
  • Examples of ABP approved written work product include peer reviewed publication, in depth manuscript of completed project, and thesis or dissertation in written connection with advanced master’s degree.

PHM fellowship year 1 scholarly activity goals

  • Select area of interest
  • Identify mentor for scholarly project
  • Develop research question/topic
  • Create project design, plan and timeline to completion
  • Conduct comprehensive, relevant literature review
  • Submit IRB application if applicable
  • Initiate project and start data collection

PHM fellowship year 2 scholarly activity goals

  • Continue data collection and analysis
  • Mid-year project update to scholarship oversight committee
  • Abstract & manuscript preparation
  • Creation and completion of written product
  • Presentation of final project

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Dayton Children's offers locations across the Miami Valley. Take a closer look inside our main and south campus locations!


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more about Dayton, Ohio and Dayton Children's Hospital

Dayton Children’s main campus, located in the heart of Dayton, Ohio, is a freestanding children’s hospital and the only children’s hospital serving the Greater Dayton area.  It is the tertiary care center for 20 counties in Ohio and eastern Indiana. This, combined with the large number of subspecialists, gives our fellows a great opportunity to see both large volume in standard pathology as well as many lesser seen diagnoses. Dayton Children’s is also an integral part in the care of the many immigrant and refugee children that have been welcomed into the Dayton community over the last two decades.  Shriners Hospital for Children - Ohio is located within Dayton Children’s Hospital’s main campus.  Our hospital has well-established and nationally recognized patient safety and quality improvement programs that will be foundational to your scholarly work as a fellow.  In 2017 we opened a new 8 story inpatient tower, followed shortly by an outpatient pavilion with primary care, a learning kitchen, foster care clinic, and many other services.  Our south campus houses the outpatient surgery center, specialty ambulatory services, urgent care, and emergency department.  We recently broke ground on a new ambulatory center on the main campus. To learn more about Dayton Children's, click here.

Besides participating in a great program, we find living in Dayton offers us dynamic adventures while being very affordable. This midsized Midwestern city is family friendly and has affordable cost of living, inexpensive real estate, and minimal traffic. It boasts many wonderful public parks for hiking, bicycling, paddle sports and other outdoor activities that are all free of charge. Dayton is home to the High Single A Dayton Dragon’s who are a part of the Cincinnati Red’s Baseball system.  The Dayton Live (formerly Victoria Theater Association) hosts touring Broadway musicals, theater productions, and the Dayton Opera.  The Dayton Ballet and Dayton Contemporary Dance Company perform throughout the year.  The history of the Wright Brothers and the birthplace of aviation is showcased throughout the city.  From spring to fall, there is an interesting and unique festival every weekend.  Dayton is ideally situated between Cincinnati and Columbus, and is within reasonable driving distance to Indianapolis, Cleveland and Pittsburgh. The area is very supportive of the Air Force as Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is the largest single-site employer of civilians in the state of Ohio. In this Air Force city, there is the United States Air Force Museum and the annual Air Force Marathon, which is a Boston Marathon qualifying run. There are many restaurants, shops, museums and events that offer military discounts, creating more financial incentive to live in this already inexpensive city!

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