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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.