Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

The fellowship is based at Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters in Norfolk, Virginia. Children's Hospital is the only pediatric tertiary care facility in the region serving a referral population in excess of 2 million. The institution provides a broad range of primary, secondary and tertiary care services to a variety of patients.



Our well established fellowship program accepts two fellows per year and offers four major kinds of experiences: clinical, teaching, administrative and research.


Clinical Training

Our state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot 28 bed Emergency Department serves approximately 47,000 patients each year. It is staffed primarily by pediatric and emergency medicine residents, supplemented by family practice residents and transitional residents on regular rotations. Supervision is provided by full-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty and fellows. Surgeons and subspecialists are readily available for consultation.

PGY level-specific objectives and “off-service” rotation-specific objectives can be found here.

Teaching Training and Experience

A major component involves supervising and teaching residents and students in the Emergency Department. Fellows receive specific instruction in lecture design and delivery, and participate as speakers in a variety of formal and informal settings. Multiple opportunities exist for improving teaching skills.

Administrative Training

Fellows learn the principles of administration in biweekly administrative meetings and by involvement in the day-to-day operations of the emergency department. Fellows also sit on various hospital committees broadening their administrative exposure.

Research Training and Experience

Formal teaching on principles of epidemiology, statistics, and study design and methodology 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 brief outline is intended to give the applicant a flavor of ouf PEM fellowship. Our program will offer the trainee a closely supervised experience preparing him/ her as an expert and future leader within our exciting field. Please direct any questions to our fellowship director: Dr. Joel Clingenpeel (

Our program coordinator, Kimberley Kelly ( can be contacted at (757) 668-9222. For more information visit the fellowship program's main website.