The pediatric emergency medicine fellowship offers trainees a comprehensive, well-rounded curriculum that includes extensive clinical experience, a solid grounding in emergency medicine research and a thorough array of didactic activities to enhance the learning experience.

Clinical Experience

The pediatric emergency medicine fellowship provides a rich clinical experience. The Division of Emergency Medicine is home to one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments in the country. This gives fellows excellent hands-on experience in dealing with a wide variety of illnesses and injuries. The Emergency Department is staffed by pediatric emergency medicine faculty, fellows and clinical staff with 24-hour faculty / fellow coverage. Procedural and resuscitation competency is augmented by periodic educational time in our state-of-the-art Human Patient Simulation Center and participation in a “Boot Camp” with critical care fellows at the beginning of the first year of fellowship.

Clinical rotations cover a range of specialty areas, and vary in each of the fellowship’s three years:


  Rotations Time
First Year   7 1/2 months*
  Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1/2 month
  Anesthesia 1 month
  Pediatric Critical Care 1 month
  Trauma 1 month
  Toxicology 1 month
  General Emergency Medicine 1 month
Second Year    
  Pediatric Emergency Medicine 4 1/2 months*
  Orthopaedics 1 month
  General Emergency Medicine 2 months
  Child Abuse 1 month
  EMS 1 month
  Anesthesia 1/2 month
  Research 1 month
  Elective 1 month**
Third Year    
  Research 12 months*


* Includes four weeks’ vacation
** Elective time can be spent in any subspecialty at Cincinnati Children’s, Shriners Hospital Burn Unit or University Hospital, as well as an away rotation with Program Director’s approval.

Curriculum for emergency medicine residents includes a minimum of six months of rotations, which may include general pediatric outpatient and subspecialty rotations in place of the emergency medicine / trauma rotations.