Below are commonly asked questions we receive about our fellowship and life in our program.


Yes: At this time we have 13 faculty members who are pediatric and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship trained (with a split of 11 and 2). We additionally have one faculty who is emergency medicine and pediatric residency trained.  One faculty who is pediatric and pediatric critical care trained.

Our training program lasts three years. 

We have nursing order sets for designated patient complaints that expedite care for certain subsets of patients such as neonates with fever, hyperglycemia, sickle cell patients with pain crises and fever.  We have guidelines for asthma, bronchiolitis, DKA, and appendicitis. There are a number of trauma guidelines for head injury, cervical spine injury, difficult airway, trauma imagining, massive transfusion, and resuscitation. Other guidelines are being developed.

We are based in the department of Emergency Medicine.

We have been a separate but contiguous emergency department with the general emergency department since 1999.  We see about 30,000 patients a year. Our age cutoff is 21 years. However, we only manage acute trauma patients up to the age of 13 years. We serve a population of 560,000 in the immediate metropolitan area and are considered an urban teaching hospital with the associated demographics that are typical for that setting. About 60% of our patients are Medicaid, and about 10% are self pay. We have about 70% of the market share in our region.

No. We are fortunate to have our section chief and chair of the department as part of the sedation committee for the hospital. ED physicians perform all the procedural sedation in the emergency department. We are able to use propofol, ketamine and nitrous as well as other sedatives for appropriate levels of sedation.

We have our own ultrasound machine in the Pediatric ED.  We additionally offer a pediatric emergency ultrasound medicine fellowship.

At present there are three overlapping shifts 7a-4p, 3p-12a, and 11p-7a. Fellows work the same hours as the pediatric emergency attending faculty.

We have a cadaver lab in conjunction with the emergency medicine residency, a pig lab, and a simulation lab.  The institution has a high fidelity simulation lab.

All but pediatric dermatology are represented as subspecialties in pediatrics at our institution.

We use electronic charting exclusively.  Our institution uses a Cerner product called First Net.  Our department works closely on refining and making changes appropriate for the emergency setting.

We do participate in the NRMP match.  Applications are processed through ERAS.  Interviews will be conducted September until the first week of November.