School of Medicine

Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship Program

Fellowship Resources



Welcome, LSU Pediatric Fellows!

Please review the information on this resource page and feel free to reach out to Georgia with any other questions.


Book Money/Allotment Guidelines

Conference/Travel -

          Approved items for book money spending -

         Non-approved items for book money spending -

           Book money can be used in one of two ways:

  1.  Make the purchase on your own and get reimbursed.
    • Will need to submit a copy of credit card statement showing transaction and last four digits of card to
    • Will also need to submit the purchase email/invoice/receipt.
    • If you order anything to be delivered, it must be delivered to LSU Pediatrics, 200 Henry Clay Ave, New Orleans, Louisiana 70118. Not to a personal address.
  1.  Have department process payment in Pediatrics Administrative Office on State Street.
    • If total cost of purchase is more than allotment balance, a person check will need to be made out to LSUHSC for the difference.


Book money must be used by the end of May.  Book money does not carry over from one academic year to another.


Core Curriculum

1. Lecture Series    

Monthly core lecture or workshop dedicated to Pediatric Fellow education. Blocked sessions will be on Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm.  Your program coordinator will email you the schedule and remind you one week before each lecture. The lectures are considered protected time; all fellows must attend.  Lecture Series


2.  Modules (GME)

All fellows must complete core curriculum modules in order to graduate or advance to their next year. To login and complete your modules, go to the AMA GME Competency Education Program (GCEP) site:  Please contact your program coordinator if you have trouble logging in for the first time.  (Please note: These modules are specific to fellows. These are different from the “LSUHSC CATS Compliance Modules sent from our compliance officer, Frank Wasser”)  


Quality Improvement

EQuIP Database (Enhancing Quality Improvement for Patients) - GME's  EQuIP program satisfies ACGME requirements that all residents and fellows complete training in quality improvement and patient safety (QI/PS). Essentially, each resident or fellow must participate in or initiate a project that addresses quality or safety issues in the clinical setting. A first step that GME strongly suggests to each program is that fellows may become part of existing QI committees at their training facilities. To see a list of sample projects, visit GME's website:

Once you choose your project, you must email Treva Lincoln, EQuIP Coordinator in GME, and give her as much information on your project as possible. Her email address is

In 2022, Dr. Julie Gallois initiated specific quality improvement curriculum for our fellows during their protected Core Curriculum time.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about QI and to have mentorship in developing your projects.


Email Archive

You can access all emails from your archive in Citrix.  Connect to Citrix through the LSUHSC homepage. Click "QuickLinks" at the top and Citrix. Once in, open Outlook. Your LSUHSC Archive is listed as a folder.


End of Fellowship Documentation

Fellows are expected to turn in several documents in order to graduate.  GME also sends out a separation packet with helpful information. 

Fellows are expected to keep copies of your Research and Scholarly Activity throughout their fellowship. This includes:


Meal Tickets

Fellows will receive meal cards that can be used in the Children's Hospital Cafeteria. 


New Innovations 

Clinical evaluations, case logs, and duty hours are managed through this application.  Click here to access New Innovations with your LSU email user ID and password. Be sure to save this site as a favorite for easy access. If the link does not work, copy and paste this website into your browser:


Work Hours (Duty Hours)

Work Hours are monitored by the Fellowship Director and Coordinator monthly. Click here for more information on Work Hours.

          Work Hour Types Set Up In New Innovations:



You will be evaluated by faculty in your program on a regular basis (varies by program). Fellows will also receive self, peer, resident, medical student and nurse evaluations. Fellows will evaluate their fellowship program via New Innovations, ACGME and LSU GME. Fellows will also evaluate their program faculty at least once/year. 


 Most programs use New Innovations to keep track of fellow procedures.  Please consult your program director and senior fellow if you have questions. Some programs keep spreadsheets on their own.  ALL fellows must keep track of their cases/procedures and submit to Program Director and Coordinator. 



Broken and malfunctioning pagers can be swapped for a replacement at no cost.  Contact Georgia to arrange for a replacement.  Replacement pagers will have the same number as the original pager.

The fee for a lost pager is $55.20.  It can be paid by personal check or cashiers check payable to LSUHSC.  Cash is not accepted.  If a pager previously reported as lost is found, it may be returned to the GME Office, and the lost pager fee will be refunded to the House Officer who paid it.



You will be receiving two emails monthly regarding payroll.  The first email will be to confirm any leave that you will be taking for the following month.  You will be required to reply to this email even if you will not have any time off that month.  This time off includes annual leave, sick leave and educational leave.  All leave requests must be sent through the proper channels prior to this. 

The second email will be to verify your schedule.  This email will include an attachment for you to review.  You will need to scroll down to your program and search for your name to confirm that the information is accurate.  You will need to reply to the email ONLY with either an agreement or the following statement (which will be included in every email) “I hereby certify that together with my hours worked and leave noted equals the required number of hours commensurate with the conditions of my training program.”   If the information is not accurate, you will need to reply to the email ONLY with the corrected information.


Vacation Requests

Fellows are allotted 28 days of vacation and 14 days of sick leave each year (7 day work week, including Saturday and Sunday). Unused leave will not roll over to the next year.  If you plan to take vacation, you must get approval from your Program Director and complete the LSU Application for Leave Form. Please also send Georgia an email with your exact dates of vacation after getting approval from your Program Director. 


Additional Resources: 

House Officer Manual

Moonlighting Policy


Program Coordinator


Georgia Clark
(504) 894-5147

LSU Pediatrics
200 Henry Clay Avenue
New Orleans, LA 70118