Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

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.

Research Opportunities

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.

Elmhurst Hospital Center
The Elmhurst Hospital Center, located 20 minutes from midtown Manhattan, is a 613-bed tertiary-care hospital that serves a culturally diverse community of more than one million people. The Elmhurst Hospital Center is a major teaching affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine. All teaching staff at Elmhurst hold faculty appointments at the Icahn School of Medicine. The hospital provides primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care for the one million residents of western Queens. The emergency service is a 911-receiving center for ambulances provided by the New York City Emergency Medical Services (EMS), with the adult emergency department receiving more than 80,000 visits per year. The facility is a regional level-1 trauma receiving center and a stroke center. Fellows rotate at Elmhurst Hospital Center for adult emergency medicine services, trauma experience, and various electives.

Brookdale University Hospital Center
The Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is one of Brooklyn’s largest voluntary, nonprofit teaching hospitals with 530 inpatient beds. The Department of Emergency Medicine is a Level I Trauma Center that provides quality care 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff consists of board-certified attending physicians and a team of specially trained, skilled nurses and ancillary staff. The Emergency Department receives more than 100,000 visits a year. Brookdale University Hospital and Medical Center is a busy inner city, state-designated Regional Trauma Center. There are approximately 20,000 trauma-related emergency department visits per year. Two Trauma/Critical Care specialists are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week. All levels of subspecialty care are available with immediate access to operating rooms, a critical care unit, diagnostic testing, and supportive services, such as our Hyperbaric Unit. Fellows rotate at Brookdale University Hospital Center for trauma services.

New York City Poison Control Center
Established in 1955, the New York City Poison Control Center is designated as a Regional Poison Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Serving the 8 million residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, the NYC Poison Control Center receives over 70,000 calls annually. Calls originate from homes, emergency departments, work sites and wherever exposure to poisonous substances may have occurred. Approximately 90 percent of these exposures occur in the home, and more than half of these calls to poison centers involve children under the age of five. Fellows rotate at the Poison Control Center for their toxicology block.

Jersey City Medical Center
Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) EMS has been providing prompt, professional pre-hospital care to the residents, workers, and visitors of Hudson County, NJ. Since the days of taking patients to the Medical Center via horse-drawn ambulances, JCMC EMS has now grown into a fast-paced and dynamic service that includes basic and advanced life support, special operations, neonatal transfers, critical care inter-facility transports, and regional EMS communications. As one of the largest and busiest EMS systems in the state, JCMC EMS now triages, treats, and transports more than 80,000 patients a year. The Jersey City Medical Center EMS plays a vital role in domestic preparedness education, homeland security response, and educating the public and health care providers in CPR and advanced adult and pediatric life support. Fellows rotate at the Jersey City Medical Center for two weeks to gain EMS experience.


Submit your application to the program online through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges. We accept applications from those who have completed either a pediatric or an emergency medicine residency.

Submit three letters of recommendation, including one from your residency program director, along with your application.

Applicants must apply directly to the National Resident Matching Program. Acceptance through Match is considered a definite contract.