Pediatrics Fellowship Program

Pediatric Fellowship - Program Outline


Welcome to the Paediatric Emergency Fellowship Program web pages. 

Currently the list of the PEM Academic Half-Days is available. Also
you'll find a form to be used when volunteering to teach at one of the
Half-Day sessions. 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine  Fellowship Orientation 
Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario 
University of Western Ontario 

Sponsoring Departments: 

  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Division of Emergency Medicine 

Program Director: Tim Lynch, MD 
Business Phone:   (519) 685-8500 ext 52235 
Room E1-110
800 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario 
N6C 2V5

Pediatric Fellowship Program - From The Program Director

Dear PEM Fellow, 

Welcome to our fellowship program in pediatric emergency medicine at

the Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario!  We are delighted

that you have decided to complete your fellowship at our institution. 

As of September 1, 2003 I have assumed the position of Fellowship Director

from Dr. David Warren.  Dr. Warren directs the Child Protection Program. 

Dr. Gary Joubert is the director of the Pediatric Emergency Department

while Dr. Rod Lim is the Site Chief.   Dr. Guido Filler is now

the Chair/Chief of the Department Pediatrics. 

As you are well aware this two-year fellowship program is fully accredited

by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. 

During the upcoming months you will rotate through the various clinical

rotations, but initially you will commence in the Pediatric Emergency Department. 

Concurrently you will be asked to participate in undergraduate, postgraduate,

and community teaching sessions.  We are one of the few institutions

that conducts both PALS and APLS courses.  Similarly, you will be

actively involved in the administrative components of the Pediatric Emergency

Department.  Traditionally, all of our fellows have been members of

the Postgraduate Education Committee.  Finally, I would encourage

you to set up a meeting with Dr. Michael Rieder early in your first year

as Dr. Rieder is the Director of Research in the Pediatric Emergency Department. 

You will receive the Pre-Survey Questionnaire that we have prepared

for this year’s Royal College Accreditation visit.  Contained

within this document are the objectives of  the fellowship program

written in the CanMEDS format.  Supplementing these objectives are

those for the sub-specialty rotations.  You will also receive a copy

of the objectives from the American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Emergency

Medicine).  We ask that you keep logs of both resuscitation and trauma

cases in the department.  You will also receive a procedures log to

be completed during all rotations.  Please provide feedback on all

of your rotations directly to me. 

We have recently designed an interactive website

to allow flexible scheduling of teachers.  If you have further suggestions

in this design, please share them with me. 

Fellows who have preceded you have compiled the following: “Tips

for the lost fellow in finding their way in the PEDS ER Fellowship”

which you will find in Appendix A.  I will ask that each of you verify

this information as you rotate through the various rotations. 

Again welcome to our program and if you have any questions during your

time here, please feel free to contact me at any time. 

For prospective fellows, please send me a letter of interest, your cv,

and three letters of reference. 

My mailing address is:

Children's Hospital of Western Ontario 

Room E6-122 

800 Commissioners Road East 

London, Ontario 

N6C 2V5 



Tim Lynch, MD 
Program Director 

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program 

Children’s Hospital of Western Ontario 

London, Ontario, Canada