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Our Fellows

Our application opens in July.

Education / Graduate Medical Education / Prospective Fellows / Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Welcome to the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program!

Fellows Will & Ward

We have a well-established fellowship with tracks for both EM and pediatric residency trained physicians. We care for our fellows deeply and are committed to maintaining an inclusive, supportive and open environment to promote learning and confidence.

We serve a 17-county geographically and socioeconomically diverse area of the state which includes children with the entire spectrum of illnesses and injuries.

You have the opportunity to get an advanced (masters) degree in public health, clinical investigation, medical education or medical management during your fellowship.

Message from the Director

Our Fellowship by the Numbers


Total Fellows


Total Graduates


Peds ED visits in 2022

What Sets Us Apart

Flexible Curriculum

There is flexibility in the program, and it is not uncommon for residents to change tracks during training as their learning objectives and career goals evolve.

Mentor Relationships

Our fellows most commonly reference the personal relationships and valuable mentoring they receive as one of the top reasons why they would recommend URMC.

Life of a Fellow

Our emphasis on work/life balance is an important reason fellows choose URMC. A focus on trainees well-being enables you to learn and thrive in Rochester.

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What Our Fellows Say...

Sabina Khan

"Our Pediatric Emergency Department is a closely-knit group with an amazing team. We see a lot of sick children and a fair amount of trauma. The education here is phenomenal. As a PEM fellow at URMC, I can say that everyone here, the RNs, the attendings, the other fellows - they all work hard to make you into a better doctor, and they’re all passionate about providing the best care possible for the children of Rochester. I look forward to coming in to the pediatric ER for my shifts, even though sometimes they’re busy or emotionally stressful, I know the team has my back, we’ve got great people here."

Michael Johnson, MD

Medical School / Jacobs School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences at the University of Buffalo
Peds Residency / Oishei Children's Hospital
Hometown / Buffalo, NY

Yulia Vabishchevi

"I initially did my Pediatric Residency at GCH and when I rotated in the Peds ED, I realized that despite being tired and exhausted from being in residency, I still looked forward to every ED shift because the people and staff are AWESOME. The staff in the Peds ED is cohesive, kind and supportive, everyone seems eager to help, and this easily lent itself to learning and growing as a critically-thinking, evidenced-based autonomous physician."

Yulia Vabishchevich, M.D.

Medical School / SUNY Upstate Medical University
Peds Residency / Golisano Children's Hospital
Hometown / Frankfort, NY