The Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship started in the summer of 2000. It has since grown tremendously in size as well as in depth. The fellowship training program received full 5-year accreditation in August, 2002. One fellow is accepted each year for this three-year fellowship.
The overall objective of the training program is to provide the trainees with excellent clinical training, resources to pursue independent research, and unique opportunities for educational pursuits. Our philosophy is that by providing a strong foundation during the early parts of the fellowship and a stimulating environment, the trainee will acquire the skills necessary for independence in clinical decision making, research design, and educational and administrative endeavors.
The Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department is unique in that it serves a diverse population of patients. The ED enjoys a strong working relationship with the approximately 200 affiliated pediatricians who utilize the services of the Children's Hospital for emergency and inpatient care. The current annual census is 28,000 and growing.
The pediatric emergency department is open 24 hours per day, seven days per week. It is a full service facility with eleven full-purpose rooms, one urgent care room, and a two-bay resuscitation suite. Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital is an ACS-certified Level I Trauma Center. The attendings and fellows provide pediatric trauma care in close cooperation with our colleagues from pediatric surgery.
Fellows in PEM also rotate through Hartford Hospital in Hartford, Connecticut, the site of the Connecticut Poison Center. For general emergency medicine, the fellows have opportunities to rotate through either Yale-New Haven Hospital or Bridgeport Hospital, a high-acuity, inner-city hospital located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.