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A Message from Our Director, Dr. Laura Haws

Welcome! We are so excited about your interest in the Pediatric Critical Care Fellowship Program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine. We are delighted to be the first and only PICU fellowship training program in Oklahoma, offering you a unique opportunity to contribute to the healthcare of children in the state.

As you read this, you may be asking, “Why should I move to Oklahoma?”  I am a native Oklahoman, but completed fellowship and the early part of my career outside Oklahoma.  It was always my goal to return – truly Oklahoma is a great place to live and train.  Our faculty are collegial and supportive, and our health system has invested in a state-of-the-art PICU and CICU, with robust academic support.  You will have the opportunity to work with faculty whose research and educational interests align with your own, while receiving quality pediatric critical care training that will make you a competitive candidate as you transition to your career.

Last but not least, the biggest reason I encourage you to look at this program is its people.  The faculty in this program are excited to have the opportunity to work with fellows.  The program itself is professional yet relaxed, and designed to maximize your learning while maintaining your well-being.  In the era of virtual interviews, it can seem difficult to get a true picture of life somewhere you’ve never been, but I hope your interview day will provide you with information you need to choose our program.  We look forward to meeting you!