• March 15, 2018

Pediatric Residency Programs: Supporting Research

Dina WallinDell Children's Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Dina Wallin, M.D., reflects on her fellowship at Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas.

"I am an emergency physician who completed a two-year fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at a children's hospital. During my fellowship, in addition to learning how to evaluate and treat critically ill and injured children of all ages — even babies only a few hours old — I also acquired skills in quality improvement, patient safety, research and advocacy. 

Thanks entirely to funding support, as a fellow, I conducted a randomized trial assessing whether or not families read their discharge instructions; completed a yearlong leadership and advocacy fellowship though the Texas College of Emergency Physicians; lectured in regional and statewide conferences; and evaluated and managed thousands of emergently sick children. Thanks to my fellowship training, I was able to get a very prestigious job at an academic institution, where I've continued work in research, education, and patient care." 

Dr. Wallin is assistant clinical professor of emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine at UCSF-SF General Hospital, as well as assistant medical director of pediatric emergency medicine at SF General Hospital. 

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