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.
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. Procedural and resuscitation competency is augmented by periodic educational time in our state-of-the-art Center for Simulation and Research 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:
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||6 1/2 months*|
|Surgical Intensive Care Unit||1 month|
|Adult Emergency Medicine||1 month|
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||5 months*|
|Orthopaedics / Sports Medicine||1 month|
|Adult Emergency Medicine||2 months|
|Child Abuse||1/2 month|
* 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 pediatric rotations, which may include general pediatric outpatient and subspecialty rotations in place of the emergency medicine / trauma rotations.