Letter to Potential Applicants from the Director


Dear Applicant:

We appreciate your interest in our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham! This website provides introductory information describing our Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program and the Emergency Medicine Division. Web links are provided here to acquaint you with the facilities we enjoy here at Children's of Alabama and University of Alabama Health System.  Also included is web information for our city attractions and general accommodations. We hope that enough information has been provided so that you may get a flavor of what our fellowship, division and city are about.

If you are interested in applying to our program, we will be accepting application materials July 15, 2014. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Programs are using ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) now. The application process through ERAS will open July 1, 2014. In addition to the application through ERAS, we will need:

  • a personal statement
  • curriculum vitae
  • recent photograph
  • MSPE
  • Med School Transcript
  • USMLE/ COMPLEX Transcript

This may all be done through ERAS. We will also need you to request three letters of recommendation. One of the letters must be from your Department of Pediatrics Chairman or from your Residency Director.

If you must mail any material, please send to:

          Dr. Ann Klasner
          UAB Pediatric Emergency Medicine
          Children's of Alabama 
          1600 7th Avenue South
          Children's Park Place One, Suite 110
          Birmingham, Alabama 35233

Once we have received the requested completed application along with three letters of recommendation, we will review your application and contact you regarding the possibility of interviewing at our program. We will be interviewing August, September and October for three fellowship positions. This program participates in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialty fellowship match through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and will abide by the rules established by this group. Each applicant must sign the "Applicant Agreement" with the NRMP. (NRMP's telephone number is 202-828-0676; website: www.nrmp.org.) Rank order lists are due by mid November, 2014 with the official match results for 2015 appointments announced in late-November, 2014.

We are quite excited about our program and welcome your interest! We believe a fellowship should be an intense, yet enjoyable time of training. We look forward to hearing from you. If you have any trouble accessing your electronic files or need further assistance, please feel free to call (205-638-9587).

Sincerely yours,

Ann Klasner, MD, MPH 

Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship