Thank you for taking the time to visit our website and to learn more about our fellowship training program. More than 40,000 children annually are cared for at our medical facility, which provides ample opportunities for our fellows. The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at UMMC began in 2016 and is in Initial Accreditation Status. We currently accept two fellows per year.
Children's Emergency Services, the emergency medicine program at Children's of Mississippi and Batson Children's Hospital, assesses and treats children ages 18 and under who are acutely ill or injured. Our children's emergency services, including the Col. Harland Sanders Children's Emergency Department and the Selby and Richard McRae Children's Trauma Unit, are accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. They are staffed by physicians who are board certified in pediatrics, emergency medicine, and/or pediatric emergency medicine, and pediatric subspecialists are available for consultation.
As the only children's hospital in Mississippi, we have a diverse patient population with a wide range of patient care experiences. Our curriculum provides comprehensive training in the field of emergency medicine, opportunities to grow as a physician scientist, and training in the art of being an educator. You will work in a collaborative team that includes attendings, nurse practitioners, nurses and support staff.
Additionally, fellows work closely with a faculty mentor to develop a basic science or clinical research project to help establish skills in the field of research and discovery. You will have opportunities to participate in administrative and quality improvement activities to foster improvements in systems within the hospital. There are multiple weekly educational conferences specifically designed for the fellow to optimize ABP subspecialty board preparation.