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Fellow: Vivian Lee, MD
Fellowship: Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Years of Fellowship: 2010-2012

I’ve known I wanted to be a pediatric hospitalist since my days in medical school, particularly inspired by the great clinical educators I’ve had throughout my training. After graduating from a high-volume and high-acuity pediatric residency, I felt well-trained to take care of patients, but decided to pursue a fellowship in hospital medicine to further my skills in teaching. Little did I realize how much more there was to learn in this exciting and growing field! The first year of the fellowship provided me exposure to such a diverse range of clinical, educational, administrative and research encounters; the second allowed me the time and mentorship to develop my specific interests and projects. I discovered in this process a passion for work in quality improvement and patient safety that I had never known. I had the opportunity to integrate teaching a quality curriculum for the residents and participate in a national collaborative designed to improve communication between providers at the time of hospital discharge. I am grateful for the dedicated time to complement my clinical work with the pursuit and development of my academic and administrative interests.

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