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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Welcome! The Yale New Haven Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship was established in 2000. It has since grown tremendously in size and depth. We currently train a total of 7 fellows.

The overall objective of our training program is to provide 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.

Thank you for your interest in our program. We hope you will continue to explore the various opportunities that we offer our fellows and learn about life in Connecticut! I would be happy to answer any questions that you might have, so don’t hesitate to reach out if you would like to learn more.


Melissa Langhan, MD, MHS
Fellowship Director


The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship participates in the fall pediatric sub-specialties match. Early application is strongly recommended. All completed applications are reviewed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). A completed application must have the following:
  • At least of 3 letters of recommendation (a letter from your program director is highly recommended)
  • A personal statement
  • Your medical school transcript
  • Your curriculum vitae
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation
  • Parts 1, 2 and 3 of the USMLE, taken within the seven-year time frame, or equivalent scores
  • ECFMG Status Report (if foreign medical graduate)
  • Current photograph

To be eligible of the fellowship program you must meet the following requirements:
  • Completion of an ACGME approved pediatric or emergency medicine residency
  • Acceptability for CT licensure
  • J1 Visa (if a non-resident). We currently do not accept other visa types
  • Applicants must register for the Match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

Interview Process

Invitations to interview typically begin in August. Interviews take place from late September through early November, typically on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The process includes an introduction to our program, interviews with six program faculty members, a hospital tour and lunch with current fellows.

Commitment to Diversity

The fellowship and Yale University are committed to drawing from a variety of backgrounds and life experience. We achieve this goal by ensuring inclusion and representation of all individuals regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, and physical ability. For more information, please visit our Office of Diversity and Inclusion website.

Funding & Support

  • Salary at level of PGY-4/5/6
  • Standard benefits including malpractice, life, and disability insurance
  • Financial support for required courses (PALS, ATLS) and research and computer courses
  • Access to statistical support
  • Office space with computer
  • Incentive/book fund
  • Optional moonlighting at the discretion of the fellowship director

Other Features

We encourage our fellows to be involved in a variety of activities during their training:
  • Writing of case reports
  • Co-authoring of chapters or review articles with faculty members
  • Submission of interesting patient cases to national forums (EmergiQuiz, PemPix, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research patient cases)
  • Committee involvement (Quality and Safety, Graduate Medical Education)
  • Teaching via didactics and simulation to a variety of audiences (residents, medical students, paramedics, nurses)
  • Attendance at regional and national conferences
  • Involvement in a quality improvement projects
We offer Areas of Concentration for fellows interested in pursuing advanced training in the following areas:
  • Quality Improvement
  • Simulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Administration
  • Medical Education