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Program Overview

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Nemours Children’s Hospital, Delaware (Wilmington, Del.) in affiliation with Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University will provide training to prepare graduates to excel in pediatric hospital medicine in clinical, academic, administrative and research domains.

The fellowship has obtained initial accreditation through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

The two-year program will provide clinical training for one fellow per year in multiple settings, in addition to academic mentorship, administrative guidance and research instruction. Participants may obtain a Master of Science degree (MS in Healthcare Quality and Safety, MS in Population Health, MS in Health Policy, MS in Applied Health Economics and Outcomes Research or MS in Population Health Intelligence) from Thomas Jefferson University, a Master of Science in Clinical Research from the Medical University of South Carolina, or credits toward a Master of Public Health at Jefferson or a Master of Education online.

The fellowship is within our hospital’s Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics and Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University. The division is composed of pediatricians and staff in general pediatrics, hospital medicine, internal medicine pediatrics and child abuse pediatrics, and offers an array of educational opportunities for both faculty and fellows. We currently have thirteen hospitalists that function in various roles at the main hospital site. We also collaborate closely with colleagues in weight management, adolescent medicine, transitions of care, cerebral palsy orthopedics, and physical medicine/rehabilitation.

Experiences can be tailored to fit a fellow’s individual interests. This includes collaboration with Jefferson for opportunities in medical education, use of resources through the statewide Delaware-CTR ACCEL program (Accelerating Clinical and Translational Research), participation in hospitalwide quality and safety programs through the Nemours Value-Based Services Organization, and advocacy opportunities at both the state and federal levels, including through the Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention. The fellow will interact with other subspecialty fellows through didactic lectures and research training courses.

Upon completion of the fellowship, fellows will be eligible to sit for the American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Hospital Medicine board. They will also be competitive for academic faculty positions in children’s hospitals, as well as prepared to thrive in community hospital settings.

Our Fellowship Program 

The 2-year program is designed to meet ACGME training requirements in pediatric hospital medicine, while allowing fellows to adapt specific training based on career goals.

Clinical inpatient pediatrics training includes:

  • Clinical and teaching rounds on general inpatient teams at a freestanding children’s hospital
  • Clinical and teaching rounds at a community hospital
  • Well newborn nursery 
  • Pediatric critical care and ED 
  • Surgical co-management of children with medical complexity
  • Resident and medical student teaching 
  • Administrative experience
  • Development of a CV and Educational and/or Advocacy portfolios

Additional clinical elective experiences are available depending on interest, including:

  • Transport medicine
  • Anesthesia and procedural sedation
  • Child abuse pediatrics
  • Health literacy
  • Palliative care
  • Acute and chronic pain management
  • Pediatric physical medicine and rehabilitation

Salary & Benefits


  • PGY 4: $70,715
  • PGY 5: $73,573
  • PGY 6: $76,652
  • PGY 7: $79,390
  • PGY 8: $80,615


  • $2,000 and 5 days for CME
  • 4 weeks of vacation
  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Malpractice insurance
  • Medical and dependent flexible spending accounts
  • 6 weeks paid parental leave
  • Paid short term disability insurance
  • On-site gym
  • Free parking

About Our Hospital in Delaware

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:

  • Free parking
  • Park-like setting
  • Gym/fitness center
  • On-site child care center for children of staff
  • Massage therapy
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Living in Delaware Valley

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.

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Train With Recognized Leaders

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. 

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Apply Today

We are participating in ERAS and accepting applications according to the ERAS Fellowship Application Timeline. Applicants may begin submitting applications on July 6, 2022. We will continue to review new applications that are submitted and complete prior to October 1, 2022.

Deadline for Application Consideration: October 1, 2022

Training Begins: July 1, 2023

Application Requirements

A completed application consists of the following:

  1. ERAS application
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. One (1) page personal statement
  4. Current passport-sized photograph
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation
  6. USMLE or COMPLEX scores
  7. ECFMG and/or TOEFL if applicable

Questions About Applying?

Abby Nerlinger, MD
Program Director
(302) 651-6040

Kanika Gupta, MD
Associate Program Director
(302) 651-6040

Debbie Campbell
Fellowship Coordinator
(302) 651-4296