Introduction to the Program
The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Arkansas Children’s Hospital is designed to train and prepare physicians for a successful career in the exciting field of pediatric emergency medicine. PEM fellows are exposed to a wide variety of opportunities in clinical care, research, teaching, and administrative duties.
We are a busy Level I trauma facility that treats nearly 70,000 children each year. Our emergency department is a 38-bed ER with 30 private exam rooms, four trauma/resuscitation bays, a specially-equipped orthopedic room, a CMS/obstetric/gynecologic, and two psychiatric rooms. The department is staffed with 24-hour pediatric emergency medicine coverage and full access to all pediatric subspecialties. The emergency room is staffed by pediatric emergency medicine attendings, general pediatric attendings and advanced nurse practitioners. Currently, nine pediatric emergency medicine fellows train in our fellowship program. With upgraded facilities and dedicated nursing and emergency department staff, our physicians are equipped and ready to handle the range of patient acuity we routinely see. From home, from their practitioner’s office, and from referring hospitals all over the state and region, patients present to our department expecting and receiving a standard of excellence that has earned our hospital national acclaim.
Arkansas Children’s Hospital is one of two freestanding pediatric hospitals within the Arkansas Children’s Health System, serving children from birth to age 21, and one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the United States. Our facility boasts an internationally renowned reputation for intensive treatments, unique procedures, and forward-thinking research all dedicated to fulfilling our mission of enhancing, sustaining, and restoring the health and development of children. Arkansas Children’s Hospital is a non-profit, private hospital; dedicated to helping children live healthy and productive lives.
ACH serves as the pediatric teaching affiliate of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and is home to the Department of Pediatrics. ACH is the classroom where medical students study the pediatric component of all disciplines. In turn, UAMS shares its current medical breakthroughs and technological advancements. UAMS faculty on the ACH campus are practicing physicians as well as teachers to UAMS students in medicine, nursing, pharmacy and allied health.