A fellow works with a child.

International Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Improve the health of children globally while keeping your skills sharp locally through our International Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.

Why International Pediatric Emergency Medicine?

Spend two to three months per year abroad using your pediatric acute care skills to treat children in our one- or two-year program. With eight-hour shifts and a limited clinical workload while stateside, you'll keep your clinical skills sharp and have time to focus on coursework to obtain an advanced degree or certificate at no additional cost to you.

Prepare to lead and implement humanitarian efforts by partnering with local NGOs, including Operation Smile and Physicians for Peace. While we have ongoing projects at St. Damien Pediatric Hospital in Haiti and Hospital Infantil Dr. Robert Reid Cabral in the Dominican Republic, your global experience can be tailored to fit your interests.

A child listens to a fellow's heartbeat through a stethoscope in Haiti.

Where you'll train

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is located just across the Eastern Virginia Medical Campus from EVMS and is Virginia's only freestanding children's hospital.

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters

Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters is the only freestanding children's hospital in Virginia. With 206 beds, it is the regional pediatric referral center for coastal Virginia and northeastern North Carolina. The hospital, a pediatric Level I trauma center, is home to the area's largest and most advanced neonatal and pediatric intensive care units, as well as the state's only acute inpatient rehabilitation unit. When fellows are not overseas, they spend much of their clinical time providing attending physician care in CHKD's Emergency Department and pediatric sedation service.

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region that EVMS serves is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

At EVMS, we know life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

Residents meet at orientation

A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your fellowship, and we are committed to supporting our fellows throughout their time at EVMS. Through EVMS' Wellness Works program, our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our Resident Wellness program for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching and more.