Become an Exceptional Medical Educator

Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Christiana Care Department of Emergency Medicine (CCHS EM) provides a welcoming, diverse, and dynamic environment — an exceptional place for both work and training. Our core mission revolves around delivering excellent patient care and educating our residents to do the same.

The Medical Education Fellowship at Christiana Care is a one-year program designed to cultivate exceptional medical educators and future leaders in medical education. With one fellowship position offered annually, the program allows for customization and provides increased individualized attention. Emphasizing competency-based medical education, the fellowship focuses on developing skills in agile bedside education, didactic lecturing, small group facilitation, curriculum design, feedback and reflection, and program administration. Fellowship graduates will be well-prepared for a career in academic emergency medicine with a foundational understanding of key educational principles.

Becoming a CCHS EM medical education fellow offers an unparalleled opportunity to make a meaningful impact in the field of emergency medicine. Join us as we shape the future of healthcare, continuing our legacy of excellence.

Clinical Experiences

The department encompasses four diverse emergency settings, featuring a Level 1 trauma center and tertiary care center, a Level 3 trauma center with an urban underserved population, a free-standing emergency department, and a rural/community hospital. Our patient population mirrors the diversity of our settings, allowing us to offer comprehensive care across the entire spectrum. Notably, CCHS EM is ranked 15th in ED visits among leading hospitals nationally and holds the 9th position on the East Coast, with over 200,000 visits annually across all sites.

Specifically, fellows will work 800 clinical hours annually for Christiana Care Department of Emergency Medicine at Christiana Newark campus (Level-1 trauma center and tertiary referral center), Wilmington Campus (Level-3 urban trauma center), Middletown Campus (a free-standing emergency department.

Working with Our Residents

Joining us means not only engaging in clinical work within our department but also closely collaborating with our dedicated residents to foster a rich learning environment. Our residency program, established in the 1980s, is one of the oldest and most respected in the country with a total of 67 residents in categorical EM, EM/IM, and EM/FM. As a large community-academic hybrid program, we blend the best of both worlds to offer a distinctive and comprehensive training experience.

Curriculum Highlights

Fellows will gain exposure to Undergraduate Medical Education (UME), Graduate Medical Education (GME), Program Administration, Simulation, and Faculty Development.  The curriculum may be tailored to a specific area of concentration if desired by the fellow.

Fellows will also be a key member in several committees including the Education Leadership Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Clinical Competency Committee, and the Residency Interview Committee

We support fellows in choosing which national conference or certificate program they would like the participate in and can include the following: ACEP Teaching Fellowship, MERC at CORD research program, EMBRS Research Course, Council of Residency Directors (CORD) Conference, International Conference on Resident Education (ICRE) or the Christiana Care Leadership Program (LEED-R). Alternatively, you could do a masters.

Please contact us if you would like the detailed curriculum!

Research/Capstone Project

Our dedicated fellowship faculty are committed to guiding fellows through every stage of a project, from conception to publication.  Fellows may choose to create their own research project or they will also have the opportunity to contribute to existing projects.  Our focus is on mentorship, ensuring that fellows not only meet but exceed their goals.

In addition to research, fellows will create an individual capstone project.  Throughout the process our experienced faculty will provide mentorship in various aspects, including idea generation, needs assessments, implementation, and evaluation, fostering a positive and collaborative environment for professional growth.


Application Instructions

Interested applicants should provide a letter of interest, CV, and 2 letters or recommendation to the program coordinator and the program director.  Applications are accepted from July 1st through Oct 1st.  Interviews will be conducted between September and October.  The fellowship program complies with all Best Practices outlined by the CORD Medical Education Fellowship Community of Practice.

Please contact us with any questions.

Fellowship Director

Jenna Fredette, MD

 Fellowship Coordinator

Tempestt Melton, C-TAGME

(302) 733-3901