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Front. Pediatr. | doi: 10.3389/fped.2018.00034

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Training in India: Past, Present and Future

  • 1Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, United States
  • 2Rainbow Children's Hospital, India

Pediatric critical care services in India have grown with leaps and bounds. There has been a growing need of physicians specially trained in pediatric critical care medicine in India. Physicians returning to India after their formal training in pediatric critical care medicine abroad have partly supported this growing need. Development of formal pediatric critical care medicine training programs in India has been a huge step towards supporting the growing clinical needs. This article focuses on advances in pediatric critical care training in India and its future directions.

Keywords: pediatric critical care, training, fellowship, simulation, India, resource-limited settings

Received: 16 Dec 2017; Accepted: 05 Feb 2018.

Edited by:

John McGuire, University of Washington, United States

Reviewed by:

Vijay Srinivasan, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, United States
Antonio Rodriguez-Nunez, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, Spain  

Copyright: © 2018 Bhalala and Khilnani. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) and the copyright owner are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

* Correspondence: Dr. Utpal S. Bhalala, Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatrics, Houston, United States, utpal.bhalala@bcm.edu