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YEMD Fellowship Programme

Belgium, Antwerp - University Hospital (Paediatric)

The fellow will work in our Emergency Department (ED) as Emergency Physician Registrar, with special focus on Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM).

Name of the hosting institute

Antwerp University Hospital 

Antwerp, Belgium

Type of fellowship



English. Dutch/French: preferred.  

Duration of fellowship

Long term  – 3 to 6 months 

Job description

Fellowship for 3 up to 6 months (3 months is possible, 6 months is recommended). The fellow will work in our Emergency Department (ED) as Emergency Physician Registrar, with special focus on Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM). The fellowship will provide opportunities for clinical care, teaching and research – although research seems more achievable for a fellowship of 6 months than for a fellowship of 3 months. With the volume of patients increasing every year, we expect approx. 40.000 patients of which approx. 7500 children in 2019. We are a referral site for tertiary paediatrics within the region. Our ED is a level I Trauma Center and has an integrated Division of Transport Medicine for PICU patients. Our physicians also provide pre-hospital care in the field, together with a nurse. The members of the faculty focus on  emergency ultrasound, major trauma, CPR, sepsis and simulation teaching. We are currently exploring possibility for a HEMS (Helicopter Emergency Medical Service). As a fellow you will be able to develop skills within these fields as well, although all with a focus on the pediatric patient.  

Application intake


Educational opportunities

  • Learn the clinical nuances of Paediatric Emergency Medicine 
  • Learn skills necessary in Paediatric Emergency Medicine 
  • Being able to triage and prioritise, also in times of overflow 
  • Learn to excel in the care of an acutely ill or injured infant, child or adolescent 
  • Provide teaching to other Emergency Physician Registrars and junior trainees 
  • Learn about tertiary Paediatric Emergency Care 
  • Enroll in simulation sessions 
  • Participate in academic rounds (cases, journal clubs, simulation) 
  • Become up-to-date in Paediatric Emergency Medicine literature 
  • Participate in prehospital care for children and transport of PICU patients 

Research projects currently active

  • Specific parameters for abusive head trauma in children.  
  • Screening for child abuse in Emergency Departments 
  • Use of Virtual Reality in children who undergo painful procedures 

Year of training of the applicants

Minimal 3th year

Specific requirements

Some basic knowledge of Dutch language, since all patients speak Dutch. A part of the patients will be able to speak English and/or French. On the floor we can provide handovers and teaching in English. APLS (Advanced Paediatric Life Support)/EPALS (European Paediatric Advanced Life Support) certification is recommended.  

Level of insurance provided

Professional liability insurance provided by the hospital