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How to Apply for the Altieri Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship


Dear Applicants,

The Altieri PEM Fellowship will be participating in the NRMP Match 2019-2020 for the academic year 2020-2021.


Maybelle Kou, MD
Program Director

Both applicants from Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Residency may apply.

Applications may be found through the ERAS website under “Pediatric fellowships.”

Candidates must be trainees or graduates of an ACGME accredited residency program in the United States or Canada. Exceptional qualifications from international residency trained applicants may be reviewed on a case by case basis, however, these do not guarantee an invitation.

Invitations will be extended only to candidates whose ERAS applications are complete, including the letters of recommendation.

We strongly recommend that at least one letter should be from emergency medicine or critical care faculty. We do not interview candidates outside the match.

Note Dates on ERAS:

July of the interview year–applicants may begin applying to program.

Please note: slots fill quickly. The candidate must submit a complete application by 11:59 pm on August 31 of the interview cycle to be considered for an interview.

Late applications may be reviewed but an interview for an application submitted after the deadline will not be guaranteed.

Interview season–Select Thursdays (0800-1500) from September through October

November–match lists due

December–match results available

ERAS Requirements

  • A letter of recommendation from your residency program director that verifies good standing
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (preferably from U.S. or Canadian physician faculty)
  • Medical School Dean's letter (or equivalent)
  • Official Medical School Transcript
  • One-page personal statement of purpose
  • Results of standardized tests, e.g., USMLE, NBME, FLEX, FMGEMS or equivalent; all in-service exams are optional

International Graduates Must Show:

  • Proof of completion of an ACGME accredited residency in either Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine
  • Valid ECFMG certificate
  • Letters of recommendation that clearly document U.S. or Canadian clinical experiences

We are willing to sponsor candidates in good standing on certain visas as per our institutional GME policy.

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“From a curriculum standpoint, the advanced digital electronic and traditional modalities gave me the extra edge with respect to my knowledge base and ability to learn and teach effectively."
“Coming from an emergency medicine background, I had different educational needs than the majority of fellows that come from a pediatrics background. The EM specific curriculum, and the adjustments we made to the curriculum based on my personal experience and knowledge gaps coming out of residency meant that rotations outside the ED were as relevant and useful as possible."
“I received support for any endeavour in setting up electives that were not traditional to the curriculum, and as a result, felt that my personal goals were valued and fostered. Most importantly, I still miss my INOVA family and am grateful for the lifetime relationships that I developed there."
"Since graduating from fellowship I have been in a hybrid academic/community Pediatric Emergency Room. At Inova, coming from a Peds residency, I was ecstatic about the varied backgrounds of our PEM attendings from both Gen Peds and Gen EM backgrounds. This allowed me to tap into each of their fortes, whether as simple as navigating difficult parents to doing more invasive procedures. This made for bedside learning that I have not seen replicated at any institution that I've come thru since."
"In the ED, I worked with attendings who had taken every different route to PEM, and were very flexible in helping me meet my educational needs."
"Team based learning, and the significant level of involvement fellows had in our educational conferences have made me a more efficient and flexible educator. Tonight, I am putting together a "one pager" for the fellows I work with in my new position, something I never thought I would have done if you asked me 2 years ago!"
"The high expectation for involvement in creating educational materials and presentations for our conferences was a significant time commitment. I was definitely forced out of my comfort zone at times."
"The fellowship training goes far beyond the standard core curriculum and truly aims to instill its fellows with the clinical expertise, analytical thinking capability, and leadership skills to practice in any environment. I personally found the greatest benefit with regards to maturing as a leader both in the clinical setting as well as academics."
"The fellow-driven and faculty supported conference curriculum centers around a flipped classroom model whereby each fellow contributes to the education of their peers as well as faculty, residents and medical students. This is perhaps most evident in the robust medical simulation sessions which occur in our newly designed, high-fidelity simulation center. It is by participating in and ultimately leading and designing these scenarios that I have gained confidence in leading my clinical team in critical resuscitation in the department as an attending."
"This program is ideally suited for well-rounded and self-motivated individuals seeking a rigorous but high-caliber academic experience."