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Educational Tracks

The Pediatrics Emergency Medicine Fellowship consists of three tracks. Fellows will choose a track during the first year, based personal preference and ultimate career plans. Changing tracks after the first year will require approval of the fellowship director and Scholarly Oversight Committee members.

Advanced Degree Track

This track will allow time for completion of an advanced degree during fellowship. Examples include the Masters of Science (Clinical Investigator) or MPH though the Department of Community and Preventive Medicine, a Masters in Health Profession Education at the Warner School, or a Masters in Medical Management at the Simon School. During all three years, time is allotted for the completion of coursework. The fellow will need to be sure to complete a suitable scholarly activity to meet fellowship requirements. Additionally, attendance at the SMH Fellowship Academic Core Curriculum Classes is highly encouraged for those pursuing a degree other than MS(CI) or MPH.

Clinical Requirements for Years 1-3 90 shifts/year

Clinical Researcher Track

This track will prepare the fellow to perform clinical research, and lead to completion of a research project that will meet the requirements of scholarly activity for the fellowship.

  • Year 1 - Fall:Introduction to Epidemiology (+/- Biostatistics)
  • Year 1 - Spring: 1 elective course
  • Year 2 - Fall: Biostatistics and Ethics
  • Year 2 - Spring: 1 elective course

Time is allotted for course work, which can be completed during the first 2 years.

Clinical Requirements: Year 1/2: 90 shifts Year 3: 120 shifts

Clinical Educator Track

This track will involve additional clinical time and additional responsibilities of teaching medical students and residents during the PED blocks

Clinical requirements for Clinical Educator Track Year 1: 100 shifts

Year 2/3: 120 shifts

Coursework Guidelines

  • Year 1/2: Attendance   at   all   SMH   Fellowship   Academic   Core Curriculum Classes
  • Year 2/3:Attendance at all Faculty Development Workshops
  • Year 2/3:Clinical Educator Symposium/Conference

Additional Teaching Responsibilities in Year 2 and 3

  • One lecture per PED/Research block to the Pediatric Residents
  • One lecture per PED/Research block to the Emergency Medicine Residents
  • One or more lasting and sustainable projects in Education including one which meets the requirements for fellowship scholarly activity.
  • Creation of a teaching portfolio

Continuing Medical Education

The fellows are encouraged to attend several national meetings and conferences during their fellowship. Fellows are given a stipend $2000 annually to spend on continuing medical education. This may include the required fees for courses in Community and Preventive medicine The Fellowship Director must approve these expenses.

EM Research Committee

The EM Research Committee meets bi-weekly to review all research protocols for research done in the department. The committee is chaired by Dr. Manish Shah. Each PEM fellow is appointed as a committee member, and is expected to review protocols prior to the meeting, and attend meetings whenever possible. This allows the fellows to become aware of the research that is going on in the department and to gain experience in developing and reviewing research protocols.

Rotations

The curriculum consists of a wide variety of rotations to ensure a complete range of training that is required of a Pediatric Emergency Medicine physician. The year is divided into 13 blocks, each consisting of four weeks.  Attached is an outline of the curriculums.  Graduates of pediatric residencies will require a three-year program, and graduates of emergency medicine residencies will require a two-year program.

  • 13 blocks – 4 weeks each
  • Vacation – Total 4 weeks (to be taken out of Peds ED/Research blocks only)

For Graduates of a Pediatrics Residency (3 Year Program)


Year 1
Clinical Education
(# of Blocks)
Clinical Research
(# of Blocks)
Degree
(# of Blocks)
Orientation 0.25 0.25 0.25
Peds ED 6.5 6.5 6.5
Anesthesia 1 1 1
PICU 1 1 1
Toxicology 1 1 1
Trauma 1 1 1
Research 1 1 1
Ultrasound 0.75 0.75 0.75
Emergency Psychiatry 0.25 0.25 0.25
Reading Elective 0.25 0.25 0.25

Year 2
Clinical Education
(# of Blocks)
Clinical Research
(# of Blocks)
Degree
(# of Blocks)
Peds ED 7.5 6.5 6.5
Emergency Medicine Orthopedics/Sports Medicine 1 1 1
Elective 1 1 1
OB/Gynecology 0.5 0.5 0.5
EMS 0.5 0.5 0.5
Child Abuse/REACH Clinic 0.5 0.5 0.5
Research 1 2 2
Ultrasound 1 1 1

Year 3
Clinical Education
(# of Blocks)
Clinical Research
(# of Blocks)
Degree
(# of Blocks)
Peds ED 8 7 6
Elective 2 2 2
Administration/Teaching 1 1 1
Research 2 3 4

For Graduates of an EM Residency (2 Year Program)


Year 1
Clinical Education
(# of Blocks)
Clinical Research
(# of Blocks)
Degree
(# of Blocks)
Orientation 0.25 0.25 0.25
Reading Elective 0.25 0.25 0.25
Peds ED 7 7 7
Anesthesia 1 1 1
Pediatrics Longitudinal Longitudinal Longitudinal
PICU 1 1 1
Research 1 1 1
Elective 1 1 1
Year 2 Clinical Education
(# of Blocks)
Clinical Research
(# of Blocks)
Degree
(# of Blocks)
Peds ED 8 7 7
Pediatric Clinic 1 1 1
Elective 1 1 1
NICU 1 1 1
Administration/Teaching 0.5 0.5 0.5
Child Abuse/REACH Clinic 0.5 0.5 0.5
Research 1 2 2