Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is part of the Department of Pediatrics at Boston Medical Center and Boston University School of Medicine.

Boston Medical Center plays a major role in the care of children in Boston, especially from communities that are traditionally under-served by the health care system. Our Pediatrics Department is a leading force in ambulatory pediatrics nationally and an incubator of innovative programs that address pediatric health care needs as a comprehensive, multifaceted challenge. Programs addressing housing, literacy, violence, and numerous other issues that affect child health have all been developed in our department. For example, we are the founding site for the nationally renowned Reach Out and Read program. The Pediatric Emergency Department has always been a major part of Boston Medical Center’s commitment to children and an essential part of residency education.

The Pediatric Emergency Department has twelve rooms for non-acute care, four beds for acute care/observation and a trauma/resuscitation suite. A Pediatric Dedicated Trauma Center and the home of the Boston EMS Headquarters, we treat approximately 30,000 children a year. Our ED also provides online medical control for the entire City of Boston.

BMC is proud to be one of the two primary training sites for residents of the Boston Combined Residency Program/Boston Children’s Hospital (BCRP). Our department is primarily staffed with BCRP Residents, as well as with BMC EM Residents, BWH/BCH Med-Peds Residents, Tufts Medical Center Pediatric Residents, and BMC Family Medicine Residents. We also host 3rd and 4th year medical students from the Boston University School of Medicine for their Pediatric ED clerkship.

To learn more about our accredited fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, click here.