Emergency Department

Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

For information or questions about the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, please contact

Yvonne Torrance, MS
Division of Emergency Medicine
Main Building, A Level
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
215-590-1959
Torrance@email.chop.edu

Overview and mission

The Fellowship Program in Emergency Medicine prepares physicians for an academic career to lead and further advance the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. The fellowship training program provides in-depth education and experience in clinical care, teaching, administration and research.

Fellowship training program directors

Jill Posner, MD, MSCE
Division of Emergency Medicine
Main Building, A Level
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
215-590-1959
posner@email.chop.edu

Angela Ellison, MD, MSc
Division of Emergency Medicine
Main Building, A Level
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
215 590-1965
ellisona@email.chop.edu

Division chief

Kathy N. Shaw, MD, MSCE
Division of Emergency Medicine
Main Building, A Level
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th Street and Civic Center Boulevard
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
215-590-1944
shaw@email.chop.edu

Specific information by years and/or rotation

First year

The focus during the first year is to develop knowledge and clinical skill in the care of patients in the Emergency Department (ED). The fellow is involved in direct patient care and also supervises pediatric and emergency medicine residents in the care of patients. These activities occur under the supervision of an attending physician. Skill at bedside teaching and presentation at case conferences is also a focus. The fellow begins to learn about administrative issues in emergency medicine. It is expected that the fellow write a case report, chapter or review article during this year. The fellow is also required to complete rotations in trauma, anesthesia and critical care medicine. Programs for expanded fellowship training in both toxicology and critical care have been developed.

Second year

The second year has a dual focus. First, the fellow continues to refine clinical, teaching and administrative skills as he or she completes the required clinical rotations. During this year, formal research training begins. The fellow has the opportunity to pursue a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology or Master of Public Health. Alternatively fellows can take individual courses in biostatistics and epidemiology at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Third year

During the third year, the fellow is expected to complete 13 blocks of research. The fellow will also spend clinical time as the attending physician in the ED.

Research expectations and opportunities

Research education, experience and accomplishment are requirements of the program. Research activities include:

The fellow has an appropriate level of clinical, teaching and administrative responsibility to allow time for the accomplishment of meaningful research.

General information about outcomes of fellows

All graduates have successfully passed the certifying examination in Emergency Medicine. The majority has gone on to academic positions in pediatric Emergency Departments across the country.

Additional information about the Fellowship Program in Emergency Medicine

 

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