Goals and curriculum
Our fellowship training program emphasizes the ACGME six core competencies (patient care, medical knowledge, practice based learning, interpersonal skills, professionalism, and systems based practice). The following goals will be accomplished through a variety of activities during the course of the fellowship:
- Develop skills in initial assessment, resuscitation, stabilization and early management of pediatric emergencies.
- Gain broad knowledge and skills in common and uncommon pediatric emergencies; gain exposure to adult emergencies.
- Gain knowledge of bedside ultrasound and its application in pediatric emergency medicine.
- Develop effective bedside and didactic teaching skills.
- Learn to use Simulation as teaching tool for procedural competence and improving communication skills.
- Become a PALS instructor, teacher/leader in community.
- Develop research foundation through formal training.
- Gain experience in grant writing, project development, paper presentation.
- Understand the relationship of Emergency Medicine to hospital administration and committees.
- Become familiar with medical/legal issues, handling parent complaints, quality improvement, finances and scheduling.
- Understand state and regional administrative control of Emergency Medicine Systems.
Fellows who have previously completed an EM residency operate on a two-year curriculum. Those who have completed a Pediatric residency function as a junior faculty in their third year. There is more than sufficient time and support to complete all requirements of the ABP and ACGME relevant to fellowship.