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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship


The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) works closely with the Department of Pediatrics, which sponsors the Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship program. The PEM fellowship started in 1995 and accepts graduates from both pediatric and emergency medicine residency programs. The bulk of PEM fellows' clinical care time is spent in Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego (RCHSD) Emergency Department, one of the busiest pediatric emergency departments (ED) in the United States and the only pediatric ED servicing the eighth most populous city in the country.  The RCHSD's annual ED census is approximately 100,000 visits per year with all levels of acuity.  The main ED is staffed entirely by fellowship-trained pediatric emergency physicians. As Rady Children's is the only dedicated pediatric hospital for a wide catchment area, the ED sees a wide variety of pathology and sees patients across the entire socioeconomic spectrum.

We have a two-year training program for emergency medicine residency graduates and a three-year program for pediatric residency graduates. We have been fortunate to attract fellows from both types of residency training, and our faculty includes pediatric emergency physicians with backgrounds in both pediatrics and emergency medicine.

We appreciate your interest in the PEM fellowship at RCHSD and UCSD. We participate in ERAS and only accept applications through this route. We wish you the best of luck in this process. 

Please see the following website for more information:


Emergency Medicine Faculty within the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine: