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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at UMMS-Baystate

Our Pediatric Emergency Fellows train in the region’s only Pediatric ED - the Sadowsky Family Pediatric Emergency Department - which opened along with a new 72,000 square foot Emergency & Trauma Center in 2012. The department sees a vast range of clinical pathology and our fellows become adept at providing the highest quality care for acutely ill and injured children. As a small program we can tailor the training environment to uniquely meet the needs and interests of our fellows.


Baystate Medical Center offers a two year curriculum for emergency medicine residency graduates and a three year curriculum for pediatric residency graduates. We accept one new fellow per year. All graduates have passed the PEM Boards on their first attempt.

The clinical curriculum is supplemented by weekly didactic conferences including case based learning sessions, journal clubs, joint emergency medicine/pediatric emergency medicine conferences, and traditional lectures. Baystate Medical Center has a state of the art simulation center. The fellows develop core and advanced resuscitation skills through monthly simulation educational activities.  As prior residency experience varies, each fellow's individual educational needs are also incorporated into the curriculum.

Fellows also benefit from a long tradition of emergency medicine research in our department, and significant research resources, including: a full-time research nurse, a year-round cadre of volunteer research assistants, statistical support, and the guidance of faculty with decades of research experience.


We have nine Board Certified/Eligible PEM faculty who supervise the fellows and residents in our pediatric emergency department. One PEM faculty member is also a board certified toxicologist. The Emergency Medicine Research Director supervises fellowship research with support from Biostatisticians and Epidemiologists. Emergency Ultrasound faculty supervise a one month rotation and provide a didactic curriculum.

Faculty from Baystate Children's Hospital supervise fellows on additional rotations in pediatric intensive care, neonatal resuscitation, pediatric anesthesia, pediatric radiology, and abuse evaluation. Elective time is also available with faculty from other pediatric subspecialties.

Baystate Medical Center

The Sadowsky Family Pediatric Emergency Department includes an 18-bed pediatric emergency department and a designated pediatric trauma bay. Baystate Medical Center houses one of the busiest emergency departments in the country, with 111,000 patient visits per year, including approximately 28,000 pediatric visits per year. As home to the region’s only pediatric intensive care unit, Baystate Children's Hospital is the main EMS destination for critically ill and injured children.

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