Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

An Innovative, Flexible & Creative Fellowship Program

We have the longest continuously running pediatric emergency medicine training program in the western United States, accepting trainees every year since 1992. We focus on providing fellows with exceptional clinical exposure to critically ill and injured children. Our strengths include compassionate care for acutely traumatized children (most arriving directly “from the field”), medically complicated and technology dependent children (including transplant recipients), procedural sedation (including deep sedation with propofol), and fracture reduction under fluoroscopy.

Our fellowship, one of the most innovative, flexible and creative in the country, is based on maximizing elective time, individualized learning plans, mentoring, scholarship, and fulfilling the mission of Loma Linda University Medical Center and Children’s Hospital to “make man whole.”

Did You Know?

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital is the pediatric referral center for a large geographic region (Roughly 38,000 square miles - similar in size of the entire country of Portugal) serving over 1 million children in the Inland Empire.

Individualized Curriculum

Each fellow works closely with fellowship leadership to create an individualized curriculum in an ongoing process of discovery and self-improvement that is based on adult learning theory. In areas where a more traditional approach would be most effective, we have structured learning sessions.

Structured Learning Sessions

  • Biostatistics
  • Radiology
  • Toxicology
  • Procedural skills
  • Board review

Required and Elective Rotations

During the first 2 years of fellowship, all fellows will spend 12 months in the pediatric emergency department, one month in the pediatric intensive care unit, and one month on pediatric anesthesia. Graduates of pediatrics will also spend one month on OB/GYN and 4 months in the adult emergency department, which includes an EMS experience. Graduates of emergency medicine will also spent one month in the neonatal intensive care unit, one month on child abuse pediatrics, and 2 months in pediatric outpatient subspecialty clinics. The remainder of the first 2 years will be spent on elective. Visit our wiki for examples of available electives. The fellowship is 2 years in length for graduates of emergency medicine, and 3 years in length for graduates of pediatrics. During the third year, the pediatrics graduate functions as an attending physician in the pediatric emergency department. 

Fellowship Wiki

Given the creative and individualized nature of our training program, we use a simple yet innovative tool to organize and coordinate our program.

The Hospital

Loma Linda University Children's Hospital is the pediatric referral center for a large geographic region (Roughly 38,000 square miles - similar in size of the entire country of Portugal) serving over 1 million children in the Inland Empire. The Children’s Hospital is a 232-bed facility providing exceptional critical care not only in our pediatric emergency department, but also in our large neonatal intensive care unit and 25-bed pediatric intensive care unit. Besides pediatric emergency physicians, our Children’s Hospital is supported by a full spectrum of pediatric subspecialists. Currently, our hospital is in the process of building a new state-of-the-art facility with the goal of opening in 2020. Visit lluhvision2020.org to learn more.

The Pediatric Emergency Department

Our pediatric emergency department is a state-of-the-art 18-bed facility that was constructed in July 2002. Of course, electronic medical records, digital radiology, and on-line resources are readily available. We care for approximately 21,000 children from birth to 18-years of age) per year in our pediatric emergency department.