The bulk of fellows’ clinical time is spent working in the SLCH Emergency Department with the PEM faculty and our outstanding nursing and support staff.  Our fellows rotate through multiple services and departments at St. Louis Children’s Hospital and Barnes-Jewish Hospital for required and elective rotations.

First Year
Pediatric emergency medicine/research six months
Introduction to scholarly activity  one month
Pediatric critical care one month
Pediatric anesthesia one month
Ultrasound one month
Adult emergency medicine/trauma one month
Pediatric surgery one month
Second Year
Pediatric emergency medicine/research seven months
Toxicology one month
Pediatric orthopedics one month
Adult emergency medicine/trauma two months
Child abuse pediatrics two weeks
EMS two weeks
Third Year
Pediatric emergency medicine/research nine months
Labor and delivery two weeks
Elective ten weeks

The curriculum for emergency medicine residency graduates includes a minimum of six months of pediatric rotations, which may include general pediatric outpatient and subspecialty rotations in place of the emergency medicine / trauma rotations. 

Elective time may be spent in any subspecialty at St. Louis Children’s Hospital or Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Fellows may also participate in international or other “away” rotations with the program director’s approval.  Moonlighting opportunities in the SLCH ED and off-site affiliated EDs are available.  Fellows are allotted four weeks of vacation time per year.

Research time is spread longitudinally over the course of the fellowship. During pediatric emergency medicine/research months, fellows are scheduled for 12 shifts in the SLCH ED, allowing time to progress in their scholarly projects on an ongoing basis throughout fellowship.