Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Program Description:

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship is an accredited ACGME program dedicated to the training of fellows in academic pediatric emergency medicine. Our fellowship is available to both emergency medicine and pediatrics-trained residents.

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship training program is based at the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, a member of the University Pittsburgh Medical Center. The Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP) of UPMC draws patients from a wide radius encompassing western Pennsylvania, eastern Ohio and northern West Virginia, and also serves as a community hospital for children of the greater Pittsburgh area. As the region's only Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center and the primary pediatric referral facility in the region, most children who have serious illness or injuries in the region are transported to the CHP Emergency Department where more than 75,000 patients are evaluated and treated annually. Thus, the catchments area and census expose fellows to a wide variety of clinical problems and disease states.

The PEM Fellowship training program at CHP provides a comprehensive educational experience with emphasis on clinical care, teaching, administrative and leadership skills, and research. 

Graduating fellows will:

- Be proficient in the management of acutely ill and injured children of all ages with a broad spectrum of illnesses and injuries (Clinical Care)

- Be effective teachers in multiple arenas to provide instruction based on adult learning principles in the skills necessary for resuscitation and management of ill and injured children (Teaching)

- Have experience in administrative responsibilities necessary to practice and effectively lead in clinical and academic settings (Administration and Leadership)

- Be proficient in reviewing published research, able to apply basic biostatistics and will design, conduct, analyze and interpret data from their individual fellowship scholarly project (Research)

Program Requirements:

Applicants must be board-eligible or board certified in Emergency Medicine or Pediatrics.

 

Clinical Rotations for the Emergency Medicine graduate include:

Year 1:                       

  • Five and ½ months pediatric emergency medicine –CHP
  • Two-week rotation anesthesiology–CHP Surgical Center
  • One-month rotations General Inpatient Pediatrics- CHP
  • One-month rotation Pediatric Critical Care – CHP
  • One month rotation well baby nursery – Magee–Women’s Hospital
  • One-month rotation in Neonatal Critical Care - CHP
  • One-month rotation Child Abuse/Neglect- CHP
  • One month Research
  • Longitudinal pediatric point of care ultrasound experience

Year 2:                                   

  • Seven and ½ months pediatric emergency medicine –CHP
  • Two-week rotation anesthesiology–CHP Surgical Center
  • One-month rotation outpatient pediatric clinic - CHP
  • One-month rotation toxicology-UPMC Toxicology Service
  • Two months Research
  • Longitudinal pediatric point of care ultrasound experience

Year 3:                       

  • The third year of fellowship training for the emergency medicine graduate is considered optional
  • Three and ½ months pediatric emergency medicine - CHP
  • Two-week rotation anesthesiology–CHP Surgical Center
  • Eight months Research
  • Longitudinal pediatric point of care ultrasound experience

 

Application Process:

Applications may be submitted for the Fall Subspecialty Match through ERAS® – The Electronic Residency Application Service. Applications accepted in ERAS.

 

https://students-residents.aamc.org/attending-medical-school/how-apply-residency-positions/applying-residencies-eras/ 

 

Please address questions to:

Noel S. Zuckerbraun, MD, MPH

Program Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC

zuckns@chp.edu or 412-692-7980

 

See more at: http://www.chp.edu/health-care-professionals/education/fellowships/emerg...