In this Section

International Pediatric Emergency Medicine

International Pediatric Emergency Medicine Overview


This one or two year fellowship is intended to educate future experts and leaders in the field of International Pediatric Emergency Medicine (iPEM). Both fellowship tracks allow a broad educational foundation in international health with additional exposure to wilderness medicine.


Graduating fellows will have the necessary skills to work in cooperation with local health care providers and government officials to assess international health care systems and identify pertinent emergency medical health issues.

Specific goals for fellows completing the fellowship are:

  • To acquire the skills necessary to implement emergency medicine programs abroad and integrate them into existing health systems providing pediatric care.
  • To achieve the ability to evaluate the quality and effectiveness of global health programs.
  • To gain the ability to assess global health systems to identify pertinent emergency health issues.
  • To achieve the ability to design sustainable, cost effective, culturally acceptable emergency health programs that address identified needs.

Abroad Experience and Advanced Degrees

While the Department of Pediatrics has ongoing projects in the Caribbean (St. Damien’s Hospital in Port au Prince and Robert Reed Cabrel Children’s Hospital in Santo Domingo), the fellow’s specific areas of global interest will dictate the core activities abroad.

Fellows enrolled in the one year program will have the opportunity to earn a Global Health Certificate while those enrolled in the two year program can choose to pursue coursework leading to a MPH in Public Health Practice. Both educational programs are distance learning/ web based allowing the fellow significant flexibility in order to complete coursework. The fellowship is pleased to be able to fully cover the tuition and fees costs for both the Certificate program and the MPH degree. More specifics about these degree programs can be found HERE.