Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Welcome from the Program Director

The Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship was established in 2019 with the goal of training and retaining pediatric emergency medicine physicians in Nevada. Our state has led the U.S. in population growth since 1980, during an era in which emergency department utilization increased dramatically and resulted in significant challenges to the pediatric system of care. Serving as an essential component of this vital system, our pediatric emergency department and pediatric trauma center care for a diverse population with a wide spectrum of illnesses and injuries from a catchment area of over 250 square miles. This combination of factors creates a fellowship learning environment and clinical care setting that is dynamic and compelling.

We encourage trainees from either pediatric or emergency medicine residency training to apply to our program. We recognize that the recruitment of clinicians of differing clinical backgrounds engenders a learning environment liberated from traditional dogma and focused on the task at hand. We also seek diversity, equity, and inclusion in our program, and embrace the creativity, intellectual stimulation, and clinical strength that results from its pursuit. We look forward to teaching you and welcoming you as a vital member of our team.

Jay D. Fisher, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program Director

Contact

Please contact us about questions you may have regarding your application to the program and interview.

Email: pediatricem.fellowship@medicine.unlv.edu

Mission

To develop physicians who are prepared to care for all ill and injured children, and lead their communities in the effort to ensure their safety and well-being.

Curriculum

The Kerkorian School of Medicine Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship will develop the physician's clinical skills in pediatric emergency medicine through advanced training in pediatric airway management, resuscitation, and procedural competency. The program consists of two pathways, allowing both emergency medicine physicians and pediatricians to apply, as long as they are board eligible or board certified.

Emergency Medicine Pathway

A two-year program focused on foundational pediatric education in critical care, orthopedics, pulmonology, and research.

FEL-1

  • Anesthesia – 1 month
  • Pediatric EM – 6 months
  • NICU – 1 month
  • Pediatric GI – 1 month
  • PICU – 1 month
  • Research/Vacation – 2 months

FEL-2

  • Pediatric EM – 6 months
  • Pediatric Pulmonology – 1 month
  • Orthopaedics/Vacation – 1 month
  • Pediatric Surgery – 1 month
  • Research/Vacation – 1 month
  • Elective – 1 month
  • Pediatric EM/Vacation – 1 month

Pediatrics Pathway

A three-year program focused on foundational emergency medicine education in toxicology, adult emergency medicine and trauma, ultrasound, orthopaedics, and emergency medical services.

FEL-1

  • Anesthesia – 1 month
  • Pediatric EM – 4 months
  • Orthopaedics – 1 month
  • Research/Vacation – 1 month
  • US/GYN – 1 month
  • Pediatric EM/Vacation – 2 months
  • Adult EM – 1 month
  • Trauma – 1 month

FEL-2

  • Pediatric EM – 6 months
  • Research/Vacation – 1 month
  • Elective – 1 month
  • Ultrasound/Vacation – 1 month
  • Trauma – 1 month
  • Toxicology – 1 month
  • Pediatric EM/Vacation – 1 month

FEL-3

  • PICU – 1 month
  • Research – 1 month
  • Pediatric EM – 5 months
  • Emergency Medical Service/Vacation – 1 month
  • Trauma – 1 month
  • Ultrasound/Vacation – 1 month
  • Elective – 1 month
  • Pediatric EM/Vacation – 1 month

Application Process

Applications to our program are conducted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N. Street, N.D., Washington, D.C. 20037, Fax: 202-828-1125.

Our ERAS application requires the following:

  • ERAS application
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Medical school transcript
  • Medical School Performance Evaluation (MSPE)
  • Personal statement
  • COMLEX/USMLE transcript
  • Three letters of recommendation, one of which needs to be from the applicant’s current program director

All documents must be received and reviewed before an interview is scheduled.

We participate in the National Resident Matching Program Fellowship Match and conform to their application deadlines.

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to and will provide equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, or political affiliation — except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or employment qualifications or where marital or veteran status are statutorily defined eligibility criteria for federal or state benefit programs.

Meet Our Fellows

Fellowship Year One (FEL-1)

Fellowship Year One (FEL-2)