How can I prepare for a combined Emergency Medicine Pediatrics residency while in medical school?
IU School of Medicine (and other medical schools in the United States) offer an elective in pediatric emergency medicine for fourth-year medical students. The IU School of Medicine program is held at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health (Indianapolis).
What jobs do graduates of the Emergency Medicine Pediatrics residency program typically take?
Combined residency graduates can combine the specialties in many different ways. Many graduates work in a general emergency department; others choose to practice in a pediatric Emergency Department. Still others combine some shifts in an ED and work as a pediatric hospitalist or maintain an outpatient pediatric office practice. Graduates of this combined residency are eligible for any fellowship training programs open to either specialty.
What makes a candidate competitive for this program?
With only four combined EM/P residencies in the United States, this program is competitive. The programs are not separately credentialed by the ACGME, so data on averages for candidates (i.e. step scores, number of publications, etc.) is unavailable. All four programs look at students holistically. If you are competitive for EM, you are likely competitive for the combined! See admission requirements for details.