Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Clinical Curriculum

Fellows will develop graduated responsibility over their first year of fellowship. In their second year, fellows are expected to precept residents and “run the board” under the supervision of a faculty member. 

Each year consists of thirteen 4-week blocks, with a sample schedule below.

YEAR 1

Pediatric Trained Fellows
Orientation - 0.5 block
Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 3.5 blocks
Research - 3 blocks
Ultrasound - 1 block
Pediatric Critical Care - 1 block
Pediatric Anesthesia - 1 block
Adult Emergency Medicine - 0.5 block
Trauma - 0.5 block
Toxicology - 1 block
Vacation - 1 block

Emergency Medicine Trained Fellows
Orientation - 0.5 block
Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 6.5 blocks
Research - 1 block
Pediatric Critical Care - 1 block
Pediatric Anesthesia - 1 block
Pediatric Clinics - 1 block
Neonatal ICU - 0.5 block
Elective - 0.5 block
Vacation - 1 block

YEAR 2

Pediatric Trained Fellows
Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 5.5 blocks
Research - 4 blocks
Adult Emergency Medicine - 1 block
Emergency Medical Services - 0.5 blocks
Elective* - 1 block
Vacation - 1 block

Emergency Medicine Trained Fellows
Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 8 blocks
Research - 1 block
Pediatric Critical Care - 0.5 block
Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU - 0.5 block
Pediatrics Clinics - 1 block
Elective* - 1 block
Vacation - 1 block

YEAR 3

Pediatric Trained Fellows
Pediatric Emergency Medicine - 4.5 blocks
Research - 5 blocks
Pediatric Cardiovascular ICU - 0.5 block
Adult Emergency Medicine - 1 block
Elective* - 1 blocks
Vacation - 1 block

* Elective options include

  • Ultrasound
  • Global Health
  • Quality improvement
  • All pediatric sub-subspecialty including orthopedics, ophthalmology, radiology, otolaryngology, cardiology

Fellows are also certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, The Neonatal Resuscitation Program, and Advanced Trauma Life Support.


Education Curriculum

Fellows meet three to four times a month with faculty and participate in:

  • Core lectures and workshops
  • Board review question discussions
  • Journal club
  • High acuity case discussions
  • Quality improvement topics
  • Clinical guidelines and pathways
  • Ultrasound education
  • Research in progress updates


Fellows build their academic portfolio by teaching residents and medical students during the emergency medicine core conference, pediatrics noon-conference, and high-acuity simulation acuity cases.  There are also opportunities to write peer-reviewed review articles and book chapters.


Research Curriculum

Fellows are given multiple sources of support during the development of their scholarly project including:

  • A 1-week Scholarship Bootcamp in the fall by sponsored by the Fellows College
  • A faculty mentor with oversight by the fellowship director, research director, and scholarly activity meeting
  • Optional research and grant writing clubs each held twice a month to assist fellows develop their project
  • Didactics in principles of statistics, study design, evidence based medicine
  • Dedicated research blocks every year with additional time available if needed


The Department of Emergency Medicine is currently involved in research in pediatric prehospital care, clinical effectiveness and informatics, trauma, medical education, global health, simulation, and a variety of other projects.


Administrative Curriculum

Administrative responsibilities include participation in continuous quality improvement issues, risk management, policymaking, and especially, the day-to-day operations of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine group.