Clinical Experience

Fellows spend approximately 900 hours per year are supervising the emergency department at Primary Children's Hospital. A board-certified pediatric emergency medicine attending physician is available on site at all times.

Fellows gain experience in observation medicine when the 24-bed rapid treatment unit located next to the emergency department.

Treating a Range of Patients

All fellows spend two months during their training gaining additional experience in managing critically ill patients in the pediatric intensive care unit.

Fellows entering the pediatric emergency medicine training program after a pediatric residency spend one month a year treating adult emergency patients at the University of Utah Hospital.

Fellows entering via emergency medicine complete pediatric inpatient service, pediatric subspecialty clinics, and neonatal/nursery rotations.


Fellows gain additional clinical experience through required toxicology and pediatric anesthesia electives. Other elective rotations round out the fellow's clinical exposure.

Our clinical program is designed to complement rather than inhibit research productivity. Our faculty provides full-time emergency department coverage, allowing each fellow's clinical experience to be designed to meet their educational goals.


Example rotation schedule by year in program:

First Year
Pediatric Emergency Department 8 months
Pediatric ICU 1 month
Anesthesia 1 month
Adult EM/Inpatient Pediatrics* 1 month
Elective 1 month
Second Year
Pediatric Emergency Department 7 months
Pediatric ICU 2 weeks
Ultrasound/Peds Subspecialty Clinics* 1 month
Toxicology 1 month
Elective 1 month
Research 1 month
Third Year
Pediatric Emergency Department 8 months
Adult Trauma/Nursery & Delivery* 1 month
Electives 1.5 months
Child Abuse 2 weeks
Research 1 month

*Depends on residency experience in Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine.


Joyce Soprano
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Program Director
Joyce Soprano, MD

Fellowship Program Manager
Jessie Skriner

Phone: 801-587-7435