The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine and St. Louis Children’s Hospital aims to produce physicians who are master clinicians specializing in the care of acutely ill and injured children.  In addition to receiving outstanding clinical training, our program trains fellows to become expert educators and to perform research that will enrich their practice and expand the field of emergency medicine.  The fellowship emphasizes individualized learning plans, flexible elective time and robust mentoring to help fellows develop skills and expertise to pursue fulfilling career paths based on their personal interests.

Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis is an ideal place to gain clinical experience. The Division of Emergency Medicine, as part of the Department of Pediatrics, is based at St. Louis Children’s Hospital (SLCH). Our fellows also spend time at Barnes Jewish Hospital, the affiliated adult facility also located on the Washington University Medical Campus.

St. Louis Children’s Hospital’s Emergency Department is the state of Missouri’s only American College of Surgeons designated Pediatric Level 1 Trauma Center. We receive approximately 58,000 visits annually. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is comprised of 11 board certified physicians in pediatric emergency, 11 fellows, four general pediatricians and two PAs. We are supported in the Emergency Department by an outstanding team of pediatric nurse practitioners, nurses and medics and pediatric and emergency medicine residents of all levels. 

About St. Louis Children’s Hospital

St. Louis Children’s Hospital is a 350-bed institution offering a full range of pediatric services and is consistently ranked by U.S/ News and World Report as #1 in Missouri and Top 10 in the nation in several subspecialties. The immediate service area has a population of 2.8 million and around 275,000 patients visit SLCH each year. Facilities include a 32-bed emergency department, 13 operating suites, a 120-bed neonatal intensive care unit, a 40-bed PICU, a 16-bed bone marrow transplant unit and a 38-bed Heart Center which also includes a CICU. The world’s leading pediatric lung transplant program is at SLCH with active programs in heart, liver, kidney and bone marrow transplantations. Other units include the dialysis unit, wound service, neurorehabilitation service, a sports medicine gym and two Ronald McDonald Family Rooms on site.

About Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Barnes-Jewish Hospital is ranked among the top U.S. hospitals and is a nationally certified Level 1 Trauma Center with over 95,000 ED annual visits.  At 1,266 beds, this makes it the largest hospital in a multi-state region.  The Charles F. Knight Emergency & Trauma Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital occupies the ground floor of a multistory building with surgical suites, radiology, laboratory and essential services located on upper floor.  The rooftop helipad allows for integration and efficiency of care.  The 70-bed ED encompasses 52,000 square feet and includes two separate indoor and outdoor contamination units, 12 critical care beds, 12-bed urgent care area and a 12-bed observation unit.  The Division of Emergency Medicine includes specialized sections of critical care medicine, ultrasound, EMS, toxicology and simulation. Our EM faculty members include physicians with dual board certification, sub-specialty training, and advanced degrees in education, research, management and scientific investigation that lend expertise to the teaching and learning interaction.


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