The main goal of the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan is to train experts in the care of sick and critically ill or injured children. The Children's Hospital of Michigan in Detroit and the Children's Hospital of Michigan Specialty Center Troy cares for approximately 100,000 patients per year. The annual volume of children seen and high acuity level provide an ideal training environment. Children’s Hospital of Michigan is an American College of Surgeons (ACS) verified Level-1 pediatric trauma center, a certified burn center and operates the only nationally certified regional Poison Control Center in the state of Michigan. We are also a regional referral center and our ED benefits from inheriting interesting cases from a large catchment area.
Our fellowship program and Division structure support a dynamic learning environment. We have faculty mentors in various areas (Quality, Research, Administration, Global Health, Disaster, Ultrasound) that help drive fellow academic growth and networking on the regional and national levels. This structure aligns with long-term Division goals to academically expand. We regularly collaborate with other divisions to jointly work on projects. This enhances the fellows experience and networking provides additional opportunities for growth. Our fellows participate in an 18-month education curriculum that follows the American Board of Pediatrics content specifications.
Clinically, our fellows participate in a program that is flexible. While our fellows rotate in various core rotations, the structure of the fellowship allows fellows to obtain experience in areas that align with their professional goals. Recent fellow feedback has resulted into 2 key changes in fellow rotations; ultrasound and child abuse. Fellows at the Children’s Hospital of Michigan have participated in an Ultrasound curriculum since 2007, however, this experience has been broadened and now includes a 1-month rotation with our adult US program in addition to our longitudinal curriculum. Our fellows also now rotate with child abuse experts where they learn the legal side of medicine as well as how to properly acquire historical and clinical information.
Our pediatric emergency medicine fellowship is a fully ACGME accredited program which offers 12 positions. Children's Hospital of Michigan considers highly qualified applicants who have completed pediatric or emergency medicine residencies in the United States or Canada. Typically the department receives more than 50 applications annually for four positions.
We encourage any highly qualified applicant to consider our fellowship program. Graduates from our program are fortunate to choose among many post-fellowship job opportunities.