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Grand Rounds: K Bruce Fehr MD Memorial Lecture

Oct 06, 2016, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM, Minneapolis

This week's grand rounds will feature:

Kids and teens in car accidents fare better at Level I pediatric trauma centers

The Star Tribune highlighted a Children’s Minnesota study about pediatric car accident victims and Level I trauma centers.

Dr. David Hirschman

Children’s ER doctor talks Level I trauma center re-verification

The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children’s Minnesota’s Minneapolis campus is the state’s first and only Level I pediatric trauma center in a hospital dedicated solely to kids.

Children’s Minnesota Trauma Center Receives Level I Re-verification

Minneapolis, Minn. – (July 21, 2016) –The UnitedHealthcare® Pediatric Emergency Department and Level I Trauma Center at Children's Minnesota Minneapolis campus received re-verification maintaining its Level I pediatric trauma center status, the highest level offered by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Committee on Trauma. Receiving the Level I re-verification indicates that Children’s Minnesota continues to meet the highest standards of expertise and level of preparation to care for critically ill or injured children, furthering Children’s Minnesota’s commitment to families across the region. Children’s Minnesota first received Level I status in 2013, becoming the first pediatric-only hospital in the state to receive this recognition.

Pediatric appendicitis

Abdominal pain is one of the most common reasons children visit the emergency department. Appendicitis is the most frequent surgical emergency in pediatrics, affecting approximately 80,000 children in the U.S. every year. At Children’s Minneapolis and St. Paul emergency departments our pediatric surgeons perform about 750 appendectomies every year.

Native American use of the emergency department

Jan 01, 1970, 12:00 AM – 12:00 AM, Minneapolis


Our PEM Fellows are supported by a robust team through the Department of Research and Sponsored Programs.

How to Apply

Our PEM fellowship participates with pediatric specialties fall match through National Resident Matching Program (NRMP).

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:

About the Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The Department of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is comprised of our staff physicians, nurse practitioners, and ancillary staff. We are one of the largest groups in the nation. Both of our main hospitals are staffed 24/7/365 with BC/BE PEM physicians. In addition to a complete array of pediatric subspecialists, we have numerous resources available in our emergency departments including interpreter services, social services, child life specialists, pharmacists, respiratory therapists, medical scribes and research assistants.