LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- PM Pediatrics, an award-winning provider of after-hours pediatric urgent care, today announced the launch of its new Pediatric Urgent Care Fellowship Program. The one year program includes supervised clinical training at all PM Pediatrics sites, as well as rotations in Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Dermatology, Adolescent Medicine, ENT, Ophthalmology, Toxicology, Emergency Medical Services, and Radiology. This independent fellowship in Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine at PM Pediatrics is the first of its kind and is set to begin July 1, 2012.
Dr. Wendy Graae has been appointed Fellowship Director for PM Pediatrics, overseeing all aspects of the program. She completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship at Montefiore Medical Center and served as the PEM fellowship director at New York Medical College from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Graae joined PM Pediatrics in 2006 and has worked as an urgent care physician at the Mamaroneck, NY site.
"We believe that there is a crucial need for a fellowship of this sort, which is designed to bridge some gaps in residency training and better prepare pediatricians for the broad range of cases typically seen in an urgent care practice," said, Dr. Jeffrey Schor, owner of PM Pediatrics. "Dr. Graae already plays an important role in the success of PM Pediatrics, both clinically and as a passionate educator to our other physicians, to our patients and to the medical community. She will be the perfect leader for this endeavor."
"This is an exciting, new opportunity for a pediatrician eager to enter the emerging field of pediatric urgent care," said, Dr. Graae. "I am proud to be at the forefront of this unprecedented program at PM Pediatrics and look forward to helping graduates develop the skills necessary to deliver expert care, manage a practice, and become leaders in the field."
About PM Pediatrics
Established in 2005, PM Pediatrics (www.pmpediatrics.com) is an after-hours urgent care practice staffed by Pediatric Emergency Specialists trained in treating children, newborn through age 21, in urgent situations while minimizing pain and unnecessary tests. With four (4) locations in New York and a fifth location set to launch in New Jersey in Fall 2012, PM Pediatrics was founded on the belief that there is a better way to deliver urgent care to kids. The company's mission is to ensure that patients receive superior quality healthcare when they need it, featuring short wait times and convenient hours during evenings, weekends and holidays. PM Pediatrics accepts most insurances and is open 365 days a year. The Company is featured as the only pediatric urgent care provider on Inc. magazine's "2011 Inc. 500|5000" list of the nation's fastest-growing private companies and is one of only three New York-based companies to make Modern Healthcare's national listing for "Best Places to Work in Healthcare in 2011".
SOURCE PM Pediatrics