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Some of these aren't actual fellowships but instead things like 1 year MPHs.

Cardiologists will take care of acute heart patients.

Neurosurgeons will be called to evaluate anyone with significant head trauma.

Neurologists will look at stroke patients.
 

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EM/Peds is not a subspecialty, but rather a combined residency training program. The program is 5 years in length, which saves you a year of training over completing two separate residencies (Pediatrics is 3 years and EM is usually 3 years). Upon completion you would be board eligible in both specialties.
 
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EM/Peds is not a subspecialty, but rather a combined residency training program. The program is 5 years in length, which saves you a year of training over completing two separate residencies (Pediatrics is 3 years and EM is usually 3 years). Upon completion you would be board eligible in both specialties.

I was under the impression that there were a few pathways to pediatric EM. I thought the most common pathway was either EM + 2 year fellowship or Peds + 2 or 3 year fellowship. Most of the peds EM docs I shadowed did the EM + 2 year fellowship. But I have no idea, could be a regional thing.
 
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I was under the impression that there were a few pathways to pediatric EM. I thought the most common pathway was either EM + 2 year fellowship or Peds + 2 or 3 year fellowship. Most of the peds EM docs I shadowed did the EM + 2 year fellowship. But I have no idea, could be a regional thing.

Yeah this is correct. Either pediatric or emergency medicine residency then a 2-3 year Peds EM fellowship. You can do a combined residency as well, there are only a few.
 

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I was under the impression that there were a few pathways to pediatric EM. I thought the most common pathway was either EM + 2 year fellowship or Peds + 2 or 3 year fellowship. Most of the peds EM docs I shadowed did the EM + 2 year fellowship. But I have no idea, could be a regional thing.

You are correct regarding the pathway to becoming board certified in the subspecialty of pediatric emergency medicine. The purpose of a combined Peds/EM residency is to provide a broad education in both specialties but completing the program does not make you eligible to sit for the Peds EM boards. Most people I know who did EM/Peds go on to work in all-comer EDs, rural EDs, or work as pediatric hospitalists.
 
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Some EM docs will also do Critical Care fellowships!
 
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