Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, DE

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in affiliation with Jefferson Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University (TJU), trains physicians in advanced skills in pediatric emergency medicine.

While the program emphasizes clinical skills, you’ll also receive comprehensive training in related areas — including research and teaching, as well as a thorough grounding in the practical and academic topics that surround emergency care for children.

Our Fellowship Program

With an emphasis on the care of acutely ill and injured children, the program‘s objective is to yield competent physicians who are capable of teaching pediatric emergency medicine, conducting high-quality research (a requirement for board certification in pediatric emergency medicine), and demonstrating responsible administrative skills.

Physicians in the program also learn about medical and legal issues, health care finances, hospital organizational structures, quality assurance, personnel management, patient services, and child advocacy issues.

 
Rotations
During rotations, you’ll be engaged in several areas of special training including:
  • trauma
  • critical care
  • anesthesia
  • transport
  • research
  • toxicology
  • caring for victims of child abuse
 
Electives
Electives in the program include, but are not limited to:
  • pediatric surgery
  • pediatric radiology
  • pediatric ophthalmology
  • pediatric neurology
  • plastic surgery/hand surgery
  • pediatric dermatology
  • pediatric otolaryngology
  • pediatric sports medicine
  • pediatric orthopedics
  • ultrasound
 
Teaching Activities for Fellows

The Division of Emergency Medicine at duPont Hospital for Children offers many teaching activities to help fellowship participants derive the most knowledge from the program.

These include:
  • weekly resident didactic lectures
  • evidence-based medicine journal club
  • case presentation
  • mock codes
  • monthly fellows’ seminars
  • chapter review
  • monthly divisional research meetings

The Emergency Medicine Division

The Division of Emergency Medicine, part of the hospital’s Department of Pediatrics, is staffed with full- and part-time board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians who supervise the emergency department (ED) 24 hours a day. In addition, pediatric, family, and emergency medicine residents from various programs rotate through the unit. Our 24-bed ED is a 911-receiving facility that logs approximately 51,000 visits annually, exposing physicians to a wide scope of pediatric emergencies. The ED also includes a separately staffed 6-bed Fast Track area.

In addition to providing faculty for the emergency medicine fellowship, the division plays an active role in teaching residents and medical students and is an award-winning teaching division, as voted upon by the residents. Medical students from Jefferson Medical College rotate through the hospital for their pediatric training, in addition to an emergency medicine rotation.

Research Opportunities

During the research phase of your fellowship training, you’ll be able to participate in regularly scheduled research seminars. These two-hour meetings provide opportunities to discuss new research protocols, updates on current projects, as well as instruction of research methodology and biostatistical analysis. Many currently and former fellows have successfully advanced their projects to presentations at national meetings and publication.

Examples of clinical research areas include:
  • clinical aspects of the young child with fever: the risk for bacterial infections
  • clinical syndromes associated with viral pathogens in the young child
  • quality improvement
  • asthma
  • triage
  • patient satisfaction
  • EMS
  • myocarditis

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Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children is like no other in the region — designed by families, for families.

About Our Hospital in Delaware

The duPont Hospital for Children is a multi-specialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.

As a program participant, you’ll have access to advanced computer systems for patient care activities, electronic mail, word processing, internet access and library research functions. Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:

  • free parking
  • park-like setting
  • gym/fitness center
  • on-site child care center for children of staff
  • massage therapy

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What's Coming in 2014

We’re building a healthier future for kids by expanding our hospital. Opening in 2014, our enhanced hospital will be like no other in the region — designed by and for families.

Learn About Our Expansion »

Contact Us

Debbie Campbell

Program Coordinator
(302) 651-4296
debbie.campbell@nemours.org

Andrew DePiero, MD

Program Director
(302) 651-4296
andrew.depiero@nemours.org

Apply for This Fellowship

Application Requirements
Deadline: Aug. 31, 2013

A completed application consists of the following:

  • Nemours fellowship application
  • curriculum vitae
  • personal statement describing the development of your career plan and your specific interests and goals in pediatric emergency medicine.
  • current passport-sized photograph
  • three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the program director of your residency program.  
  • original scores of USME
  • original medical school manuscript

Note: Completed applications must be submitted through ERAS by Aug. 31, 2013.

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