Program Overview



The Norton Children's Emergency Department sees more than 50,000 patients a year.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Norton Children’s Hospital trains fellows with an academic and/or clinical focus. The fellowship training program provides in-depth education and experience in clinical care, teaching, administration, and research. Our fellowship program is available to pediatrics, internal medicine/pediatrics, and emergency medicine trained applicants.

Norton Children’s Hospital is the region's primary pediatric referral facility. The emergency department evaluates and treats more than 50,000 patients a year.  Fellows receive exposure to a large variety of acuity, clinical problems, and diseases.  In addition, fellows receive a broad exposure to a large cross section of medical and surgical sub-specialty services.
Fellows supervise and teach residents and students in the emergency department. Fellows receive formal instruction in lecture design and teaching methods.

Fellows participate in the Master in Clinical investigation Sciences (M.Sc.) at the University of Louisville School of Public Health. These didactic sessions supplement their research mentoring by faculty. The curriculum covers: epidemiology, statistics, study design, and methodology. This rich experience provides fellows with a framework for understanding clinical research. With faculty supervision, fellows are expected to design and execute one or more independent research projects and are encouraged to participate in additional investigations. This independent research project fulfills the required board eligibility for Scholarly Activity as well as the Masters’ thesis requirement.

Fellows learn the principles of administration in weekly administrative meetings and by involvement in the day-to-day operations of the emergency room. Fellows are expected to assume an administrative role in a designated program in the Emergency Department and develop a Quality Improvement Initiative.