The Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship program is offered by Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center through the Department of Emergency Medicine. This fellowship was first accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education in 2007.

Two positions per year are offered to physicians who anticipate completion of residency training in either emergency medicine (EM) or pediatrics. There is a two-year curriculum for EM residency graduates and a three-year curriculum for pediatric residency graduates.

The majority of clinical time will be spent in the 24-bed pediatric emergency department of Brenner Children's Hospital (co-located on the campus of the Medical Center), a Level I trauma and Level 1 burn center seeing approximately 37,000 patients under the age of 18 every year. 

Other rotations include:

Adult emergency medicine (for pediatric graduates) Pediatric clinics (for EM graduates)
Pediatric ICU Neonatal ICU (for EM graduates)
Child advocacy and protection Trauma
Toxicology Ultrasound
International Medicine/Global Health

Additional opportunities for electives in most subspecialties of pediatrics and emergency medicine are also available. We strive to provide a tailored experience for each fellow.

Why Train at Wake Forest?

Fellows will become proficient in the care of the acutely ill or injured child, which includes:

  • Developing a comprehensive body of knowledge
  • Mastering technical skills associated with the practice of pediatric emergency medicine
  • Developing skills in the management of transport of critically ill or injured children

Program Goals

The fellowship has a goal of training competent and compassionate physicians in pediatric emergency medicine, and strives to accomplish this with a curriculum that encompasses four major areas: clinical training, research, teaching and administration.

The goal of the fellowship is to train physicians to be experts in pediatric emergency medicine.