Pediatric EM Fellowships

This directory is maintained by EMRA's Pediatric EM Division. Please submit any new program opportunities or informational updates to Click on each program marker for additional information. For programs clustered within close geographic areas, you may have to use the zoom functions. The pop-up information window for each program can be closed by using the "X in the upper-right hand corner of the pop-up box.

PEM Fellowship Application Information

The information below is an excerpt from the PEM Applicant Toolkit available on the EMRA Pediatric EM Division page.

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowships participate in the ERAS application process and NRMP Match process. For Emergency Medicine graduates it is a minimum two year requirement (all programs are required to offer a two year track, but some strongly encourage/enforce only a three year track). Pediatric graduates have a three year requirement due to a research requirement. This fellowship participates in the Fall Pediatric Subspecialty Match program so the Match will occur in the fall prior to the July you matriculate into your match program.

Important Websites

ERAS Website

EDFO Website

NRMP Website

NRMP Master Dates 2014


Important Things to Consider

1. If you are applying from EM, will the program allow you to moonlight in EM to keep your adult skills? Will this be scheduled as part of your fellow shifts or will you have the opportunity to moonlight and get paid?
a. Keep in mind that is you are coming from EM training, you will want to keep you adult skills up if you are planning of practice “regular” EM again
b. Some institutions will allow you to work at the primary teaching facility for the EM residency, while others require you to work outside of the system. Be sure to ask about how this works if you want to work with residents. Current or former fellows are a great resource for this – ask to speak with an EM-trained fellow about their individual experience.

2. What are the research requirements?
a. If you wish to embark on an academic career in PEM, then experience in research and scholarly activity is a must.
b. If are planning to champion PEM advocacy in a general EM environment, solid scholarly experience is still an absolute building block for patient care education, QI and safety process design.
c. Ask about the track record for previous EM-trained fellows. Given the shorter time schedule (2 years for most people), you will need support from the fellowship program if you want to produce quality research in a relatively short time period

3. How will you be supervised during your clinical shifts and by whom? (EM faculty, Ped-PEM faculty, EM-PEM faculty)

4. Will you be allowed resident oversight? During which year? Which residents? (EM, Ped, FM)

5. What are the characteristics of your clinical environment? (acuity, volume, trauma, etc)

6. What are the mean number of procedures and kind of procedures that your fellows gain during training?

7. Who has priority to airway management in your institution (PEM fellows, Anesthesia, Critical Care fellows?)

8. Does your fellowship offer an EMS exposure?

9. What electives are available? How will these opportunities match up with your long term interests (global health, advocacy, research, etc)

10. Flexibility and experience with other EM trained fellows. There is a wide variety among institutions in experience with EM-trained PEM fellows. Be sure to ask about the experience of past fellows, how often EM-trained fellows have been in the fellowship, and ask to speak with any current or past EM-trained fellows.

Last updated May 2015

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