Emergency Medicine | Fellowship | Curriculum
The Division of Emergency Medicine is committed to education and teaching. Fellows have protected time on Wednesdays to participate in divisional conferences and formal didactic teaching. These conferences are led by both fellows and faculty.
The fellowship didactic curriculum is an 18-month rotating conference schedule that consists of:
- Board review
- Core PEM topics
- Subspecialty conference
- Case conference
- Radiology series
- Toxicology series
- Critical Care series
- Adult Emergency Medicine topics
- Education series
- Ultrasound workshops
- Evidence-Based Medicine series
Additional divisional education conferences include:
- Journal Club
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Combined Surgery-PEM Conference
- Procedure Workshops
Fellows are also encouraged to participate in Departmental conferences including the Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds and Didactics, Pediatrics Case Conference and Grand Rounds and Fellows Forum.
The Division of Emergency Medicine hosts the Regional PEM Fellows Bootcamp, a 3-day intensive clinical skills curriculum for first year fellows in July. Seven fellowship programs send first year fellows to participate in a series of hands-on workshops, procedure labs and simulation experiences designed to prepare new fellows to care for critically ill or injured children and perform basic and life-saving procedures in the Pediatric ED.
Fellows have opportunities to hone their teaching skills in a variety of settings including:
- Fellows’ Conference
- Divisional educational conferences
- Morning resident conferences and simulations
- Department of Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
- Bedside teaching of pediatric and emergency medicine residents
- Medical Student shadowing and preceptorships
- Community Outreach Teaching
- Annual PEM/Trauma conference
- Resident and Medical Student procedure labs
Fellows receive formal, structured feedback from faculty with these teaching opportunities and through one-on-one mentorship during their Teaching Fellow rotations. Fellows also receive formal didactic instruction in adult learning theory, teaching skills and presentation techniques through the Education Series component of the curriculum.
All fellows complete training in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS). In addition, all fellows receive PALS-Instructor training.
Finally, fellows receive longitudinal training in administrative skills, quality improvement and research methodology through participation in Divisional and Departmental conferences. Additional advanced coursework and degrees are available on an individual basis and many past fellows have taken advantage of these opportunities! Fellows are also provided with funds to attend one national meeting per year, including the National PEM Fellows’ conference, Pediatric Academic Society meetings and American Academy of Pediatrics meetings or other conferences of interest.