In July 2012, PM Pediatrics launched the first-ever fellowship program in pediatric urgent care medicine. This is an exciting opportunity for graduating pediatric residents and pediatricians who wish to enter this emerging field of medicine. Our one-year program includes supervised clinical training at all PM Pediatrics sites, as well as rotations in Orthopedics, Radiology, ENT, Opthalmology, EMS, Allergy/Asthma, and Procedural Elective.
The fellowship in pediatric urgent care medicine at PM Pediatrics is the first of its kind and is designed to close the gaps from pediatric residency training, while enhancing the clinician’s ability to practice in a high-acuity, fast-paced environment. We supplement our clinical experience with sub-specialty rotations, monthly lectures, procedural training workshops, and medical simulation, to accomplish the goal of creating academic and clinical experts in the emerging field of pediatric urgent care medicine. The graduate will develop the skills necessary to deliver expert care, manage a practice and become a leader in the field.
We offer an accelerated 6-month fellowship track specifically tailored for experienced pediatricians. When making the transition to pediatric urgent care, pediatricians may have limited experience with bedside procedures, orthopedic injuries, and radiology interpretation. In addition, urgent care providers are called upon to render expert (and sometimes emergent) care in a setting where there is limited availability of on-site consultants.
With the understanding that a seasoned pediatrician has already acquired expertise in various areas, our accelerated track is targeted at filling in the gaps where needed, personalizing the program to the fellow’s individual needs. Our fellows work alongside our experienced pediatric emergency medicine-trained providers to gain proficiency in pediatric urgent care medicine. The graduate will develop the skills necessary to become an expert in the field of pediatric urgent care medicine.
To apply, please contact:
Eric Weinberg, MD
Director, PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Fellowship
Elisa Argota, DO
Assistant Director, PM Pediatrics Urgent Care Fellowship
The Nurse Practitioner (NP) and Physician Assistant (PA) fellowship is an exciting opportunity for post-graduate NPs and PAs who wish to enter the emerging field of Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine. This dynamic program includes didactic instruction and clinical training components that will be completed over the course of six months. Graduates from the program will obtain the skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to practice in a high acuity, fast-paced environment. The fellowship will allow both NPs and PAs to develop the knowledge base to provide patient care for acute illnesses and injuries in an outpatient pediatric urgent care setting. The NP/PA will be an active member of the pediatric urgent care team, working closely with our staff NPs, PAs and physicians.
During the training process, the NP/PA will identify and treat a variety of acute illnesses and injuries, including, but not limited to, pharyngitis, asthma, croup, pneumonia, UTI, cellulitis, gastroenteritis and dehydration, orthopedic trauma, and head injury. The NP/PA will master procedural skills such as suturing techniques and wound repair, wound care, abscess incision and drainage, simple fracture reduction and dislocation, splinting, and foreign body removal.
January – June Fellowships: Applications accepted through August 31.
July – December Fellowships: Applications accepted through February 28.
Kelly Lee, MD, FAAP
Medical Director, NP/PA Fellowship Program
Marisa Rodriguez, PA-C
Assistant Director, NP/PA Fellowship Program