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Welcome to the home page for The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) Fellowship! The Dell Medical School PEM fellowship is based at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas. Dell Children's is the only free standing children's hospital in the Austin area and one of only 17 Level 1 pediatric trauma centers in the United States.

The emergency department at Dell Children's sees nearly 80,000 patients a year and provides the highest level of pediatric emergency medicine care in the 46-county area. The division has 18 full time pediatric emergency medicine fellowship trained faculty that are dedicated to teaching and clinical care. The hospital has full pediatric subspecialty coverage including 24-hour in house NICU, PICU, and pediatric surgery faculty.

The Dell Children's Emergency Center is the primary pediatric emergency medicine training facility in the area for pediatric, family practice and emergency medicine residents and rotating medical students.

As a fellow in the Dell Medical School PEM Fellowship, you will have the unique opportunity to train at a pediatric facility that sees the highest level of acuity while under the guidance and mentorship of the most highly trained pediatric faculty in the area. In addition, PEM fellows will spend their adult training at University Medical Center Brackenridge, the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the region and home to the Dell Medical School Emergency Medicine Residency.

Our mission in Austin is to provide fellows with a training program and individualized learning plan that ensures they are prepared and excelling in every career path available within the field of pediatric emergency medicine. Our fellowship incorporates excellent clinical exposure and teaching, a dynamic multimedia curriculum, primary and research mentorship programs and extensive scholarly activities, with schedules designed to guarantee protected time for non-clinical duties.

We are enthusiastic about bringing the best and brightest to train at one of the largest pediatric hospitals in the nation while calling Austin, one of the great cities in the nation, home. We are accepting applications now! Simply contact Irene Teeler, Sujit Iyer or Coburn Allen at the email addresses below for more information. You can also click on the HOW TO APPLY link on the side for more information.

Our Guiding Principles

Service
Provide the best available clinical care for all children and families in the central Texas area. Serve as a welcoming referral center and source of expertise in emergent pediatric care for our surrounding healthcare providers and institutions.

Research
Serve as the catalyst for high quality and meaningful pediatric research in the Central Texas area and beyond. Perform structured hypothesis-driven research that aims to answer important questions related to pediatric care.

Advocacy
Serve as advocates inside and outside the hospital for vulnerable and underserved children, improving access to high quality care and inspiring others to join in the cause.

Scholarship
Serve as excellent teachers and resources for all trainees and healthcare providers about the current standards in pediatric emergency care in the classroom, clinical, and simulation environment.

Balance
Present a balanced, well rounded and thorough training experience that is always flexible to keep in minds the interest and needs of each individual fellow. Our success is helping each fellow to achieve their aspiration of what it means to be a useful member of the pediatric emergency medicine community.

Welcome from Dr. Coburn Allen, Program Director

Welcome to our website and thank you for taking the time to look into our pediatric emergency medicine fellowship here in Austin, Texas. I encourage you to look around this site and learn more about our program’s curriculum, faculty, facilities and philosophy, while living in one on the most beautiful and exciting cities in America.

We offer fellowship curricula for both pediatric and emergency medicine residency trained applicants; providing clinical, research, scholarship and administrative experiences that prepare graduates to succeed and become leaders in any career niche within our field. 

Our large and outstanding faculty is young, vibrant and excited to teach and mentor fellows through all aspects of their training. Fellows will be paired with multiple mentors throughout their experience, including mentor:mentee dyads focusing on research, quality, advocacy, administration and work-life balance.

Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas will be the primary training site for our program. Our new hospital is state-of-the-art, cheerful and child friendly. The emergency center is one of only 17 pediatric level-one trauma centers in the country and has excellent specialty and ancillary support. The acuity and patient volume rivals the largest children’s hospitals in the country, with approximately 80,000 visits per year including complicated pathology best cared for in a tertiary setting.

The fundamental goal of the UT Southwestern at Austin Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship is to train physicians to be experts in the emergent management of acutely ill and injured children. Additionally, upon completion of our program, graduates will have studied, received mentorship and developed the skills necessary to be leaders in our specialty in the realms of research, scholarship, advocacy, and administration.

Thank you for your interest and consideration, we hope to meet you soon. Please call, email or drop by if you would like to learn more.

Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Our primary teaching hospital is Dell Children's Medical Center (DCMC) located in central Texas. DCMC is a state-of-the-art children's hospital offering cutting-edge care for for the Austin metropolitan area. We are the only dedicated Pediatric Level I Trauma Center in central Texas and we provide outstanding pediatric care in a catchment area of 46 counties. Currently, we are seeing approximately 80,000 patients per year with an admission rate of almost 12%. Dell Children’s has a dedicated transport crew and our facility serves as one of only two base sites for our county’s air transport helicopters. Our emergency department excels in customer service and we have led in overall network ED loyalty within our health care system for the last few years. This volume and acuity, coupled with wide patient variety, will allow the development of a skill set to become an outstanding pediatric emergency physician. All of this in the Live Music Capital of the World! I look forward to meeting you all and working to ensure you have the best training experience possible.

Welcome from Dr. Eric Higginbotham, Chief of Service

Thank you for your interest in The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Our primary teaching hospital is Dell Children's Medical Center (DCMC) located in central Texas. DCMC is a state-of-the-art children's hospital offering cutting-edge care for for the Austin metropolitan area. We are the only dedicated Pediatric Level I Trauma Center in central Texas and we provide outstanding pediatric care in a catchment area of 46 counties. Currently, we are seeing approximately 80,000 patients per year with an admission rate of almost 12%. Dell Children’s has a dedicated transport crew and our facility serves as one of only two base sites for our county’s air transport helicopters. Our emergency department excels in customer service and we have led in overall network ED loyalty within our health care system for the last few years. This volume and acuity, coupled with wide patient variety, will allow the development of a skill set to become an outstanding pediatric emergency physician. All of this in the Live Music Capital of the World! I look forward to meeting you all and working to ensure you have the best training experience possible.

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