Curriculum Overview

Our program complies with all requirements for board certification as outlined by the American Board of Pediatrics and the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Pediatric Track

Each year of the fellowship contains 13 four-week blocks. There are three weeks of vacation time per year.

Year 1

  • 20 weeks Pediatric ED
  • 4 weeks Trauma Service
  • 4 weeks Adult ED
  • 4 weeks PICU
  • 4 weeks pediatric Anesthesia
  • 4 weeks toxicology
  • 2 weeks EMS
  • 2 weeks Ultrasound
  • 8 weeks Research (Vacation can be taken during these blocks)

During the first half of the year, the fellow will function as a senior resident, taking care of patients primarily focusing on enhancing educational experience and honing clinical and procedural skills. During the second half of the first year, in the pediatric ED, the fellow will transition into the role of a teacher and supervisor, by starting to co-manage patients seen by medical students and junior residents and provide teaching and primary supervision.

Through rotations in the different departments and divisions listed in the block schedule as well as chosen as electives, the fellows will develop competence in technical skills such as advanced resuscitation and airway management, percutaneous central intravenous lines, intraosseous needle placement, splinting, and advanced wound care.

Each fellow will develop their skill in obtaining an accurate history and physical assessments of their patients. First year fellows will acquire all the basic technical skills for the compassionate care of acutely ill and injured children.

Year 2

  • 20 weeks Pediatric ED
  • 4 weeks Adult ED
  • 4 weeks PICU
  • 4 weeks Elective/Legal/Admin
  • 4 weeks Elective
  • 16 weeks Research (Vacation can be taken during these blocks)

The fellow will continue to transition into the role of a teacher and supervisor in the pediatric ED, by co-managing patients seen by medical students and junior residents and provide teaching and primary supervision. The fellow will continue working on gaining more complex procedural skills as well as increasing independence in decision making regarding medically complex and high acuity patients. Increased opportunity for supervising and clinical education of medical students and residents will occurs as well.

Year 3

  • 22 weeks Pediatric ED
  • 26 weeks Research (Vacation can be taken during these blocks)
  • 4 weeks Elective

The fellow will have the opportunity to primarily function as an attending in the pediatric ED while being indirectly supervised by faculty with direct supervision immediately available, while still focusing on enhancing and honing clinical and procedural skills. The fellow will have all the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the most ill and injured children at this stage. The fellow will concentrate on aiding in the flow and overall management of the emergency department. Fellows will be expected to take the lead on medical resuscitations as well as take calls from referring institutions during this period of training.

EM Track

Graduates of emergency medicine (EM) residencies may complete either two or three years of fellowship training. In case of a three year track, the fellow will have the option to obtain additional clinical experiences, or advanced coursework toward an advanced degree.

Year 1

  • 30 weeks Pediatric ED
  • 4 weeks NICU
  • 4 weeks PICU
  • 4 weeks general pediatric ambulatory clinic
  • 2 weeks Elective/Admin
  • 8 weeks Research/Elective (Vacation can be taken during these blocks)

For the first half, in the pediatric ED the fellow will function as a senior resident, taking care of patients primarily focusing on enhancing educational experience and targeted at honing clinical and procedural skills. During the second half of the first year, the fellow will transition into the role of a teacher and supervisor, by starting to co-manage patients seen by medical students and junior residents and provide teaching and primary supervision.

Through rotations in the different department and divisions listed in the block schedule as well as chosen as electives, the fellow will develop competence in technical skills specific for pediatric patients such as advanced resuscitation and airway management, percutaneous central intravenous lines, intraosseous needle placement, splinting, and advanced wound care. Each fellow will develop their skill in obtaining an accurate history and physical assessments of their patients. First year fellows will acquire all the basic technical skills for the compassionate care of acutely ill and injured children. During the second half of the year fellows will develop increasing independence in decision making regarding medically complex and high acuity patients.

Year 2

  • 32 weeks Pediatric ED
  • 4 weeks PICU
  • 2 weeks Legal/Admin
  • 2 weeks Elective /Legal/Admin
  • 12 weeks Research/Elective (vacation can be taken during these blocks)

The fellow will transition into the role of a primary supervisor and decision maker, supervising residents of all levels and by the second half of the year, managing the ED flow under direct and indirect supervision of a faculty member. The fellow will have all the necessary skills and knowledge to care for the most ill and injured children at this stage. The fellow will concentrate on aiding in the flow and overall management of the emergency department with the attending. Fellows will be expected to take the lead on medical resuscitations as well as take calls from referring institutions during this period of training.