Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship is a three-year program, with two fellows per year. The program offers fellows a broad exposure to the clinical, academic, and administrative aspects of PEM. The goals of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subspecialty Program are to produce clinicians who provide compassionate, state of the art emergency care for children, academicians who are skilled in critical appraisal of the literature and research techniques, teachers and role models to other health care personnel, the community, and local and national leaders in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Fellows are required to participate in a multitude of academic conferences that include the following: weekly interactive tutorials that focus on the diagnosis and therapy of common illnesses and complaints; a monthly mentored research methods course that teaches the principles of research design, data management, and statistical hypothesis testing; a weekly evidenced based medicine conference as well as an annual New York City Evidenced Based Medicine workshop. In addition, PEM fellows learn emergency procedures such as chest tube placement and cricothyrotomy as well as airway management.

Clinical Curriculum

The majority of clinical time is spent in the Pediatric Emergency Department (PED). Fellows directly supervise patient care, teaching both medical students, pediatric and emergency medicine residents, and gradually become responsible for managing the PED. Fellows also complete specific rotations in pediatric anesthesia, pediatric critical care, trauma, adult emergency medicine, wound management, ultrasound, orthopedics, toxicology, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and child advocacy to bolster necessary skills. Electives in a variety of clinical areas such as ophthalmology, ENT, and plastic surgery are encouraged.

Research opportunities

Each PEM fellow is required to pursue meaningful scholarly activity. Fellows are encouraged to initiate and complete a hypothesis driven clinical research project, including presentation at a national meeting. Research mentorship is provided by faculty members within the division and the Department of Pediatrics.

Teaching opportunities

In addition to daily bedside teaching in the ED, fellows have multiple, more formalized, teaching opportunities. Included in the fellow's conference curriculum are several sessions which focus on the development of teaching skills. Fellows are responsible for presenting multiple conferences per year for the emergency medicine and pediatric residents. These sessions are directly supervised by faculty so that feedback may be appropriately provided. Additionally, fellows are responsible for preparing at least two sessions per year at the weekly departmental academic conferences. Fellows also coordinate weekly mock code sessions for the residents rotating in the ED.

Apply

Applications are processed through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS), and we participate in the NRMP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Matching Program.

Applicants to our program must have completed or be completing an ACGME accredited residency program in either pediatrics or emergency medicine.

Please submit your common application form via the ERAS system along with:

  1. Personal statement
  2. Three letters of recommendation from faculty members at your institution (Please include one from your program director and preferably one from a Pediatric ED faculty member.)
  3. Curriculum vitae
  4. Dean's letter from medical school
  5. Current photograph (released only after interview is offered)
  6. USMLE transcript
  7. ECFMG certificate (if applicable)
  8. If not a citizen of the United States, proof of permanent resident card or copy of current, appropriate visa. Our institution does not accept H1B visas.

The deadline for submission of completed applications for July 2012 start is August 31, 2011.

Applications will be considered complete when all of the above documents including letters of reference, are submitted.

When your application is complete, it will be reviewed and you may be contacted to arrange an interview. Interviews are generally conducted from September- November.

Contact

For further information, prospective candidates may contact

Fellowship Director
Dr. Cindy Roskind
(212) 342-3594
cg278@columbia.edu

Administrative Assistant
M. Conor Sheehan
(212) 305-4649
mcs2216@columbia.edu

Pediatric Emergency Bedside Ultrasound (US) Fellowship

This newly established fellowship, the first in the country was designed to cultivate highly trained pediatric emergency ultrasound specialists as clinical experts and scholars in the use of point-of-care ultrasound for improved clinical care of acutely ill and injured children. Performance and interpretation of point-of-care emergency ultrasound (POCUS) is an emerging skill that is becoming a fundamental part of emergency medicine training programs. POCUS is goal-directed and seeks to answer specific yes/no questions that will help guide clinical care. As a complement to the physical exam, POCUS adds anatomic, functional and physiologic information. Clinical applications for POCUS can be classified into resuscitative, diagnostic, symptom-driven pathways, procedural, or for dynamic therapeutic monitoring. As the field of POCUS expands, so will the need for trained specialists and scholars in Pediatric specific POCUS. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital seeks to fill this void by training experts in the field.

The fellowship is a 1 year experience (with optional 2nd year considered for advanced degree) in compliance with ACEP standards for emergency ultrasound fellowships. We are currently accepting one fellow per year.

Contact

Fellowship Director
David Teng, MD
dt311@columbia.edu

Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound
David Kessler MD, MSc, RDMS
dk2592@columbia.edu

Program Administrator
M. Conor Sheehan
(212) 305-4649