Fellowship Overview

The overall goal of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Subspecialty Training Program is to train physicians to be proficient in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine. It focuses on the emergent and immediate needs of patients with regards to diagnosis, resuscitation, and trauma stabilization. Graduates will be considered experts in the fields of triage, advanced life support, procedural sedation, and primary trauma management. We prepare our fellows to acquire the teaching and research skills necessary to become independent and productive academic pediatric emergency medicine physicians and leaders in this field of medicine.

Amanda Bogie, MD
Associate Professor
Section Chief
Fellowship Program Director


Clinical Experience

​Our fellows are trained in the care of critically ill and injured children. Fellows are also given exposure to focused adult practice allowing for the evaluation, triage, and basic care of our occasional “grown-up” patients. Fellows also get exposure to a wide variety of procedures including procedural sedation, splinting, laceration repairs, intubations, central line placement, foreign body removal, FAST, etc

Ryan McKee, MD
Assistant Professor
Assistant Fellowship Program Director


Rotation Obligation
Pediatric ED 15 months
Research ​9 months
Adult ED ​2 months
PICU 2 months
Trauma 1 month
Anesthesia/Sedation 1 month
Child Abuse/Administration 1 month
Toxicology​ 1 month
EMS 1 month 
Pediatric Orthopedics/Sports Medicine 1 month
Pediatric Radiology 1 month
Cath Lab/Elective 1 month

Sample Block Schedule

Below is an example of a three year fellowship.

Block Month First Year Second Year Third Year
July Pediatric ED Research Research
August Adult ED Pediatric ED Research
September Pediatric ED EMS Pediatric ED
October Research PICU Research
November PICU Pediatric ED Pediatric ED
December Pediatric ED Research Pediatric ED
January Research Research Research
February Pediatric Orthopedics Pediatric ED Toxicology​
March Pediatric Anesthesia Research Child Abuse/Admin
April Pediatric ED Adult ED Pediatric ED
May ​Ultrasound/Radiology Research Elective​
June Trauma Pediatric ED Pediatric ED

Research Experience

One year of our fellowship is dedicated to research. Our goal is for each fellow to produce and complete a well-designed study which will be published in a peer reviewed journal. To ensure a successful research project, our fellows are provided with:

  • Research methods workshops & lectures
  • IRB application & navigation assistance
  • Biostatisticians
  • Faculty mentor
  • Dedicated research staff
Zachary Chandler, BA
Research Project Coordinator


Fellowship Conferences

In preparation for the specialty board exam in pediatric emergency medicine, we hold bi-weekly board review. This review is a combination of didactic lectures, question review, reading time, and close interaction with the junior faculty who have recently taken the board exam. This protected time and interactive learning is essential to aid in our fellow's success. We continue to adapt the format to the needs of our individual learners. We also take advantage of the resources available for preparation and test-taking with the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.

Fellows will be responsible for presenting at least ​one interesting case, ​one morbidity and mortality reports, two journal club presentations and ​​two didactic lecture per year. In addition, they are required to give at least once pediatric resident lecture during their fellowship.

Grand Rounds

Pediatric Grand Rounds are held in the Samis Education Center's Rainbolt Family Auditorium every Wednesday from 12:15-1:15pm. The auditorium is a short walk from the ED. Fellows are expected to attend unless working in the ED or on an off-site rotation.


Each fellow is paired with both a ​Clinical and​ Research Faculty mentor. Your mentors will follow your progress as you go through your fellowship and will help guide you in ​your clinical and research pathways.

CSETC Simulation Lab



The high fidelity pediatric and adult simulators through the Clinical Skills Examination and Testing Ceter (CSETC). Funded by the OU College of Medicine, the CSETC allows our fellows an exciting and unique opportunity to execute common resuscitative simulations, as well as less encountered or more complicated scenarios, in a controlled environment. Under the direction of our Simulation Program Director, Dr. Amy Sparkman, fellows "practice" the practice of emergency medicine, team management, procedures, and gain confidence through repetition, real-time faculty feedback, and subsequent, video-assisted self-evaluations.

Amy Sparkman, MD
Assistant Professor
Simulation Program Director
Co-Director of Resident Education

Application Information

To apply for our fellowship program, please follow the link below to the ERAS online system.


Number of fellows: 10

Candidates are accepted upon completion of training in Pediatrics or Emergency Medicine residency programs (ABP/ABEM approved).

Visa: We do sponsor J1 visa applicants. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor H1B visas or applicants from non-ACGME approved residencies

Interviews: September ​- November

Accreditation ID: 3243921058


If you would like to get into contact with us about our fellowship program, please contact our Fellowship Program Coordination, Karen Willbanks. 

Office: 405-271-2429
Fax:     405-271-2421
Email:  Karen-Willbanks@ouhsc.edu

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
940 NE 13th Street, 2G-2300
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
Office: (405) 271-2429
Fax: (405) 271-2421