The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at the Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware, in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel 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.
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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.
Clinical time spent in the emergency department is in the role as the attending physician.
The Division of Emergency Medicine at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware offers many teaching activities to help fellowship participants derive the most knowledge from the program.
Fellows are encouraged to become PALS instructors during fellowship. As third years, fellow are also invited to participate as lecturers and instructors for the multiple CME emergency medicine based conferences put on by the hospitals.
The Division of Emergency Medicine, part of the hospital's Department of Pediatrics, is staffed with 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 5-zone, 42-bed ED is a 911-trauma level 1 facility that logs approximately 60,000 visits annually, exposing physicians to a wide scope of pediatric emergencies.
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 Sidney Kimmel Medical College rotate through the hospital for their pediatric training, in addition to an emergency medicine rotation.
Early in the first year, emergency medicine fellows will participate in an education and research training course, along with other subspecialty pediatric fellows. This course provides training in biostatistics, study design, clinical and laboratory research methodology, preparation of IRB protocols, abstract and manuscript writing and ethical principles related to clinical research. Additional training is provided by the fellowship director during monthly research lectures. Prior fellows have also completed MPH degrees during their 3 year fellowship. Many current and former fellows have successfully advanced their projects to presentations at national meetings and publications.
Examples of fellow research projects include:
An additional $2,000 is available to fellows for CME and scholarly activity. Additional travel stipends are available for scholarly presentations upon Department approval.
Optional moonlighting at the discretion of the fellowship director is allowed starting in the first year of fellowship.
4 weeks of paid vacation time per year
The Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware is a multispecialty, tertiary care teaching institution located on a 300-acre estate in the scenic Brandywine Valley in Wilmington, Del.
Among the hospital’s amenities for all staff are:
Because of our location in the tri-state area of Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, we offer unique living/working opportunities. For example, you can choose to live in the downtown Philadelphia area and easily commute to our park-like hospital campus in Wilmington.
If you’re looking for a rewarding program built on academic excellence and family-centered care, Nemours Children's offers outstanding medical, surgical, pharmacy, nursing, therapy and psychology programs. Train with faculty who are respected leaders in their fields, a patient care model that stands apart and access to groundbreaking research.
Deadline: August 31, 2022
A completed application consists of the following:
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Personal statement describing the development of your career plan and your specific interests and goals in pediatric emergency medicine.
4. Current passport-sized photograph
5. Three letters of recommendation, one of which should be from the program director of your residency program.
6. Original scores of USME
7. Original medical school manuscript
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