The LLUMC Pediatric Emergency Department was opened in July 2002. As the only trauma I center in this area, serving a region equal to 25 percent of the State of California, residents are exposed to a vast array of acute clinical presentations. Roughly 25,000 children per year receive care in our pediatric emergency department. In house pediatric specialists, including anti-venom experts, surgeons and a variety of other pediatric trained providers are always just a phone call away. The fast-paced environment of the emergency room allows residents to be the first line physicians in traumas, perform procedures such as intubations, laceration repairs, and sedations and provide acute care in a multi-subspecialty setting.
This training attracts some residents to pursue a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine which is also offered at LLUCH. Please follow the link below to obtain additional information about the fellowship program.