PEM Curriculum

Clinical Component
Our state-of-the-art 13,000 square foot 28 bed Emergency Department serves approximately 47,000 patients each year. It is staffed primarily by pediatric and emergency medicine residents, supplemented by family practice residents and transitional residents on regular rotations. Supervision is provided by full-time Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty and fellows. Surgeons and subspecialists are readily available for consultation.

Teaching Component
A major component involves supervising and teaching residents and students in the Emergency Department. Fellows receive specific instruction in lecture design and delivery, and participate as speakers in a variety of formal and informal settings. Multiple opportunities exist for improving teaching skills.

Administrative Component
Fellows learn the principles of administration in biweekly administrative meetings and by involvement in the day-to-day operations of the emergency department. Fellows also sit on various hospital committees broadening their administrative exposure.

Research Component
Formal teaching on principles of epidemiology, statistics, and study design and methodology provides fellows with a framework for understanding clinical research. With faculty supervision, fellows are expected to design and execute one or more independent research projects and are encouraged to participate in additional investigations.