Medical Education

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

Curriculum

 

Fellowship Year 1

  • Focus on seeing patients independently
  • Precepting medical students and junior residents
  • Concentration on performing procedures
  • Involvement in all pediatric resuscitations and trauma
  • Development of a research project and beginning of IRB process

Fellowship Year 2

  • Balance seeing patients independently with precepting residents
  • Continue concentration of performing procedures
  • Major and minor procedures are not to be given away
  • Be aware of most of the patients in the ED and their plans
  • Help run all pediatric resuscitations and traumas
  • Obtain IRB approval and begin enrolling in research project
  • Develop a QI project

Fellowship Year 3 or 2 (EM)

  • Function as a junior attending
  • Precepting medical students, junior and senior residents
  • Round with the attending, help facilitate ED throughput
  • Understand how the ED operates in a hospital system
  • Continue to perform most procedures
  • Run all pediatric resuscitations and traumas with the attending
  • Complete research project and create manuscript

Schedule

Fellow shift requirements are (average # of shifts/block):

Year/Rotation 4-Week Block 3-Week Block 2-Week Block 1-Week Block
Research Block

 

Total PEM Weeks
F1 14 11 8 5 3 24
F2 13 10 7 4 3 22
F3 12 9 6 3 3 20

Most shifts are 3:00 pm-12:00 am weekdays and 12:00 pm-12:00 am weekends. Double coverage fellow days are 8:00 am-5:00 pm and 5:00 pm-2:00 pm. All shifts are covered by an attending. Schedules are based on ACGME resident duty hour rules.

The primary teaching site for the program is NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital.

Mandatory outside rotations include:

New York City Poison Control

Fellows will spend four weeks of their time at one of the busiest poison control centers in the world. Established in 1955, the New York City Poison Control Center is designated as a Regional Poison Center by the American Association of Poison Control Centers. Serving the 8 million residents of Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island, the NYC Poison Control Center receives over 70,000 calls annually.

Brookdale University Hospital – Trauma

The Brookdale University Hospital & Medical Center is one of Brooklyn's largest voluntary nonprofit teaching hospitals with over 500 inpatient beds. The Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center is among the busiest in the region. Brookdale is where trainees receive a high level experience with penetrating trauma and emergent procedures.

Weill Cornell Medical Center – Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

As a second year fellow, you will rotate through the Pediatric Intensive Care at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City. This 20-bed unit is a referral center for our hospital and hospitals throughout the region. It is a multidisciplinary environment providing state-of-the-art care to children with life-threatening medical and surgical conditions, including ECMO capabilities. The facility is equipped and staffed to care for critically ill infants, children and adolescents around the clock and will provide experience with a wide spectrum of critical pediatric patients.

Elective Rotations

Available electives include most pediatric sub-specialties offered at NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist. Fellows can also set up electives at NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia University Irving Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Conferences

Fellows have conference every Wednesday from 12:00 pm-4:00 pm where we follow a systems-based 18-month core curriculum. Conference involves lectures, case presentations, journal club, chapter and board reviews.

In addition to weekly conference, each fellow has the opportunity to attend local and national conferences.

Annual Salary

(Effective as of November 2018)

  • PGY-4: $79, 197.95
  • PGY-5: $81,666.32
  • PGY-6: $83,073.48