The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Mount Sinai, an established ACGME-accredited program, currently accepts one fellow per year from either pediatric or emergency medicine residency programs. The fellowship trains physicians to provide compassionate, evidenced-based, up-to-date emergency care for children. We provide didactic and bedside teaching of pediatric emergency medicine to pediatric and emergency medicine residents as well as medical students.
Our Department has an annual volume of more than 30,000 pediatric patients and is a referral center for pediatric subspecialty care. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine division is fully integrated within our successful emergency medicine department, with strong ties to the Department of Pediatrics. Nine board certified/board eligible (BC/BE) faculty with strong academic interests supervise the child friendly department 24 hours a day in a location separate from the adult emergency department that contains its own nursing, child life specialists, and social workers.
Graduating fellows have taken academic positions at the Mount Sinai Health System, at other leading institutions such as Montefiore Medical Center, New York University Medical Center, and the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center.
Teaching responsibilities include but are not limited to weekly morning reports for the Emergency Medicine Residents and monthly mock-codes, didactic lectures to both the departments of pediatrics and emergency medicine, and departmental journal club. Our fellows aid in our Simulation program and the four-year clerkship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine offered by the School of Medicine. Finally, our fellows are required to become PALS instructors and help run the annual PALS recertification course.
Fellows are required to pursue independent research. This includes the development of a hypothesis-driven project with research mentorship provided by faculty in the departments of pediatric emergency medicine or adult emergency medicine. Past and current topics include ultrasound, enteroviral disease research, and simulation. Fellows are also required to attend monthly research meetings within the department of emergency medicine. Fellows are strongly encouraged to present the results of their research at national academic meetings.
Fellows attend weekly academic conferences with pediatric emergency medicine faculty. Conference topics include academic review, journal club, case conference, core pediatric emergency lectures, evidence-based medicine, and simulation-based training. In addition, fellows take part in departmental quality assurance and administrative committees. Fellows also participate in the annual two-day Evidence Based Medicine conference, attend the national PEM fellows’ conference and are encouraged to attend annual national meetings such as SAEM and PAS. Fellows are also required to participate in annual procedure labs for medical students and residents.
You can also participate in community outreach programs, including teaching opportunities at nearby elementary schools as well as the annual Mount Sinai Community Health Fair.