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PICU Fellowship Training Program

Program Overview:

The  program of Pediatric Intensive Care Fellowship belongs to PICU Division which reports to Pediatric Department. The duration of the program is two years of clinical training. It starts every January. This program is designed to invest in pediatricians - Pediatric Board Certified Doctors -  who have the potential and the interest to pursue future profession as Pediatric Intensivists. PICU fellow should pass the SCFHS – PICU fellowship Exams to be certified as Pediatric Intensivist per sub-specialty. At this stage, the graduated doctors are eligible and qualified to manage critically ill children at their hospitals. Ranking of the position differs from institution to institution.

Overview of training levels:

​First year fellowship ​Second year fellowship
​Nine months PICU -  Clinical training. ​Nine months PICU – Clinical training
​One month – Anesthesia. ​Two months -Pediatric Cardiac surgical ICU
​One month – Pediatric Cardiac surgical ICU ​One month – Vacation
​One month – Vacation.

Academic activities in the program:

  1. Weekly educational activity includes:

  2. Major PICU topic , presented by the trainee.

  3. Morbidity and mortality review

  4. Journal Club

  5. Ethics rounds to discuss ethical issues

  6. Grand round in a multidisciplinary manner.

  7. In situ Simulation Case – studies 

  8. Courses like:

  • Pediatric & Neonatal Mechanical ventilation

  • PFCCS (Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support)

  • PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support)

  • Ultra sound in critical care practice

  • Clinical Research

  • Annual meeting for Saudi Critical Care Society

Contact Us:

Hala Al Alem,MD

Program Director

Pediatrics, PICU

King Abdulaziz Medical City - Riyadh

  • Address: KSA, Riyadh 11426, P.O.Box : 22490

  • Phone: +966-11-8011111 ext. 12996, 11884

  • Fax : +966-11-8011111 ext. 11641

  • Email:

Last Modified

26-Jan-2021 11:21 AM