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Fellowships: Pediatric Emergency Medicine (3yr)

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The Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship is based at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters (CHKD) in Norfolk, Virginia. CHKD is the only pediatric tertiary care facility in the region, serving a referral population in excess of 2 million. The institution provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary care services to a variety of patients.

Our well established fellowship program, accredited by the ACGME, is open to physicians who have completed a pediatric or emergency medicine residency. Applications should be submitted through ERAS; the fellowship director reviews all completed applications and selects a pool of applicants that are invited to interview with our faculty in the Fall of each year (typically September - November). Two fellowship positions are awarded annually through the NRMP for a term of 3 years.

Curriculum - Training and Experience

Clinical Component
Our state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot 28 bed Emergency Department serves approximately 47,000 patients each year. It is staffed primarily by pediatric and emergency medicine residents, supplemented by family practice residents and transitional residents on regular rotations. Supervision is provided by full-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty and fellows. Surgeons and subspecialists are readily available for consultation.

Teaching Component
A major component involves supervising and teaching residents and students in the Emergency Department. Fellows receive specific instruction in lecture design and delivery, and participate as speakers in a variety of formal and informal settings. Multiple opportunities exist for improving teaching skills.

Administrative Component
Fellows learn the principles of administration in biweekly administrative meetings and by involvement in the day-to-day operations of the emergency department. Fellows also sit on various hospital committees broadening their administrative exposure.

Research Component
Formal teaching on principles of epidemiology, statistics, and study design and methodology provides fellows with a framework for understanding clinical research. With faculty supervision, fellows are expected to design and execute one or more independent research projects and are encouraged to participate in additional investigations.

Our Area

Norfolk is known for its proximity to Atlantic Ocean beaches and inlets, providing world-class fishing, boating, water sports and other outdoor activities. The local community has exciting cultural events and opportunities with the added bonus of being a short drive away from the Shenandoah Valley and major family-friendly theme parks. The hospital referral base in Hampton Roads is nearly 2 million people, and the hospital serves as the heart of a wide-spread, integrated, community-based child health system.

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This webpage is intended to give the applicant a synopsis of our PEM fellowship. Our program will offer the trainee a closely supervised experience preparing him/ her as an expert and future leader within our exciting field.

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