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Education & Training

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore (CHAM) and Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is fully accredited by the Residency Review Committee for Pediatrics.

Our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division boasts a diverse range of interests, including:

  • Anaphylaxis
  • Asthma management
  • Diabetes
  • Education
  • Febrile infants
  • Point-of-care ultrasonography
  • Sedation and pain management
  • Toxicology
  • Trauma

Our goal is to teach and mentor the next generation of leaders in emergency pediatrics. Fellows are provided with intensive, hands-on training in a variety of clinical areas, participate in research and teaching, and develop the skills necessary for administration.

Through comprehensive instruction, seminars, conferences and more, fellows will:

  • Analyze data, utilizing instruction from courses and seminars to become a productive investigator.
  • Become clinically proficient in the medical, surgical and behavioral aspects of emergency pediatrics.
  • Develop research skills in the formulation of hypotheses, study design, and project execution and implementation.
  • Participate in administrative conferences and program development.
  • Participate in hospital-based outpatient and inpatient units, pre-hospital care delivery and specialized programs
  • Teach medical students, pediatric house officers, emergency medicine residents and other healthcare providers through on-site precepting and conferences.

Program Overview

Clinical Experience

With more than 60,000 visitors to our Pediatric Emergency Department annually, fellows are exposed to a wide range of patient issues.

From basic pediatric emergency medicine diagnoses to emergent care of subspecialty patients, fellows have the opportunity to engage in a variety of disciplines, managing a diverse range of medical and surgical problems.

These experiences provide the background and depth of knowledge needed to become a pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) attending physician.

Research Program

As the University Hospital for Albert Einstein College of Medicine, we are dedicated to teaching the next generation of research leaders and have made research an essential part of our fellow curriculum.
Under the supervision of our faculty and the Scholarship Oversight Committee, each fellow is responsible for developing and conducting a research project. Fellows have access to numerous resources on and off site, including a variety of formal conferences on research methodology, ongoing seminars and a nine-month Fellows’ Research Seminar series.

Teaching Program

Each year, fellows will have increasing responsibility for medical student and resident supervision in the Emergency Department. In addition to their precepting role in the Emergency Department,

  • First-year fellows will be responsible to identify teaching cases while on rotations.
  • Second- and third-year fellows will participate in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) courses offered by the Pediatric Emergency Service and are responsible for morning conferences.

Fellows will have many opportunities to participate in regularly scheduled lectures, case conferences, general reviews and research seminars. A special weekly Fellows’ Conference addresses issues and topics that relate directly to PEM education, including:

  • Administration
  • Career resources
  • Ethics
  • Legalities
  • Other academic pursuits

Certification

Upon completion of the program, fellows should be certified in Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and will have fulfilled the requirements needed to sit for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subspecialty Board Examination.

Our fellowship is kept up to date regarding the qualifications needed for future accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

CONTACT US TO LEARN MORE

Jeffrey R. Avner, MD
Director, Children’s Emergency Service
Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-920-5312
Fax: 718-798-6485
Email: JRAvner@montefiore.org

OR
Irma Gonzalez
Administrative Supervisor
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
111 East 210th Street
Bronx, NY 10467
Phone: 718-920-5312
Fax: 718-798-6485
Email: Irgonzal@montefiore.org