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Our fellowship training program challenges our graduates to achieve their full potential through exceptional clinical care and leading-edge research in an academically stimulating environment.

The fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) is a three-year specialized training program designed to provide and refine knowledge and skills in the care of acutely ill and injured children. Candidates must complete a three-year residency in either General Pediatrics (Peds) or Emergency Medicine (EM) to be eligible; both are welcome and encouraged to apply.

Vanderbilt's PEM fellowship currently accepts three fellows per training year. Vanderbilt participates in the NRMP Match.

Why choose our Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship?

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship 2018

Respected faculty and outstanding facilities
We offer a challenging, collegial, and fun learning environment. Vanderbilt University Medical Center serves as both a local hospital and regional referral center with a freestanding Children's Hospital. Vanderbilt is the region's neonatal center, pediatric center, poison center, trauma center, tertiary care referral center, burn center and transplant center.

Vanderbilt's Level I Pediatric Trauma Center
Fellows are involved in all phases of trauma care including a one-month rotation on the Trauma Service. Our Pediatric Trauma Center is the only Trauma Center within 150 miles. We also direct the vast majority of EMS care in the area, including the city's paramedics and the region's busy helicopter transport system.

Fellows will learn from, and subsequently teach, all levels and types of pre-hospital care providers. Faculty members in Pediatric Emergency Medicine assist in the medical direction for the region's EMS and helicopter transportation service. Fellows will have extensive exposure to pediatric emergency medicine in the streets and in the air, as well as to EMS administration, research, and education.

A commitment to toxicology care and research
Two board-certified toxicologists supervise a very active toxicology consult service and the state's poison control center.

Excellent training in critical care
Fellows will have the opportunity to manage a large number of hemodynamically unstable medical and surgical patients both in the Pediatric Emergency Department as well as on their ICU rotations.

The opportunity to participate in clinically relevant research projects
Pediatric Emergency Medicine researchers with extensive experience in both clinical and basic science research mentor fellows in meeting their research goals. Our faculty's research excellence has resulted in grant submissions and federal support.

Expertise in reading radiologic studies
Radiologists train our fellows in an adjacent ED reading room. These highly motivated academic radiologists excel at the art of teaching radiologic interpretations and ultrasonography.

Training at Vanderbilt in Nashville
Vanderbilt consistently rates as a top U.S. medical center and Nashville often ranks as one of the best U.S. cities for quality of life. Our fellows work hard in a friendly atmosphere that is conducive to learning. Our teaching philosophy centers on the belief that teamwork facilitates learning.

Explore our website to learn more about the program or you may contact our fellowship coordinator.

Cristina Estrada, M.D. Cristina Estrada, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Department at Williamson Medical Center

Daisy Ciener, M.D.Daisy Ciener, M.D. 
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics 
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

Rebekah ShawRebekah Shaw
Coordinator, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Office: (615) 936-7317
Fax: (615) 936-4392

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