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Wake Emergency Physicians, PA

University of North Carolina Hospitals Program
Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship

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Overview

 Introduction

The University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill Department of Emergency Medicine received ACGME approval for a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship in October 2006.  The fellowship is sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at UNC-Chapel Hill.

The fellowship resides in and is funded by Wake Emergency Physicians, PA (WEPPA), an independent group of emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine physicians who staff the WakeMed Health & Hospitals Emergency Departments. WEPPA will be responsible for the educational training of the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship.

WakeMed Health & Hospitals Raleigh Campus in Raleigh, North Carolina, is the primary pediatric emergency medicine training site for the Department of Emergency Medicine at UNC.  The Children’s Emergency Department at WakeMed Raleigh Campus sees over 40,000 pediatric patients/year.  In addition, some specialty pediatric services (i.e. PICU) will be done at UNC-Chapel Hill.

 National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)

The fellowship program participates in the NRMP.  For the deadline requirements, please contact NRMP at (202) 862-6077 (applicants) or (202) 828-0676 (programs), or http://www.nrmp.org/fellow/index.html.

 Contact Person

Wynne Sheen - Residency Coordinator
WakeMed Health & Hospitals
Emergency Department
(919) 350-7828
(919) 350-8874 - Fax
wynne.sheen@weppa.org

 

 Who Should Apply to Our Program?

The PEM fellowship seeks physicians who will have completed three years of training in an accredited residency program in Emergency Medicine or Pediatrics in order to sit for the American Board of Emergency Medicine or American Board of Pediatrics certifying examinations.  Our program is not currently able to provide visa opportunities for non-US citizens.

 How to Apply?

The fellowship program participates in the ERAS application process.  Please visit their web site at http://www.aamc.org/eras for an application.

 What Information is Needed?

The following information should be uploaded into this program:

  1. Completed on-line application.
  2. Current photograph.
  3. Personal statement.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.
  5. Dean's letter.
  6. Medical school transcript.
  7. Parts 1, 2, and 3 of the USMLE.
  8. If a graduate of a medical school outside of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico, valid ECFMG certificate.

The deadline for completed applications is August 31st.  Selected candidates are then selected to interview during the months of September and October.