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Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Emergency Medicine

The Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship was established in 2000. It has since grown tremendously in size and depth. The fellowship training program received a full 5-year accreditation in May 2008. In July 2011 we expanded the program from five to six fellows.

The overall objective of the 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.


First Year

Fellows work 16-17 shifts per month when rotating in the PED. Shifts are 8-10 hours in length throughout fellowship. During the first year, fellows complete month-long rotations in adult EM, anesthesia, trauma and critical care. While in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, PEM fellows function as critical care fellows. The PICU month focuses on honing knowledge of physiology, sharpening team leadership and teaching skills.

Second Year

14-15 shifts per month. Fellows complete rotations in ED ultrasound, ENT, child abuse, psychiatry, orthopedics, and toxicology at the Connecticut Poison Control Center.

Third Year

12-13 shifts per month. Fellows complete rotations in transport medicine, QI/Administration, and focus on completion of a scholarly activity during several research months.

Application Requirements

  • Completion of approved pediatric or emergency medicine residency.
  • Acceptability for CT licensure.
  • Certification of ATLS and PALS (may be completed during first year of fellowship).
  • Application process is through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
  • Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation

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.