Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship - Goals and Objectives
We aim to train and develop physicians who, in addition to possessing exceptional clinical skills, will add to this growing field through research, teaching, and administrative.
This is accomplished by offering a broad clinical experience in our emergency department as well as a variety of required and elective rotations. During the first year, the fellow becomes familiar with the ED and its workings and gains clinical skills outside the ED through required rotations in ICU, anesthesia and adult emergency. As the fellow progresses through the three years of fellowship training they take on roles as preceptors and supervisors in the pediatric emergency department.
Research skills are emphasized throughout the fellowship and development of an independent research project is a priority. Each fellow has a faculty member as a research mentor, usually one of the faculty from pediatric emergency medicine or general academic pediatrics. However, if a fellow has a particular research interest in another pediatric sub-specialty, the mentor may come from outside of the department.
Development of teaching skills is another important aspect of the fellowship. Fellows are also expected to teach medical students, residents and faculty members in several other forums including: Pediatric Case of the Week, the Pediatric ED Lecture Series, Combined Adult and Pediatric ED Conference, at the bedside and in dedicated CME courses.
Fellows are also expected to identify an administrative area in which they will participate. This may involve developing a lecture program for residents, developing guidelines for patient care or becoming a member of a departmental committee. Imagination and initiative are welcome in developing your interests.