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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Academic Curriculum
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Academic Curriculum

PEM fellowship conferences occur every Wednesday with a rotating schedule of topics covered each week and all topics below are covered every month. Fellows are expected to attend 80% of these required conferences.

PEM SIMULATION CURRICULUM

  • Monthly high-fidelity simulation with 2 PEM fellows as team leaders
  • Opportunity to have participation of ED personnel (nurses, pharmacist, respiratory therapist) with use of the trauma rooms and equipment in the ED

PEM SIMULATION COURSES 

  • Regional Bootcamp: 3-day simulation bootcamp attended by 1st year PEM fellows
  • Children’s Mercy Critical Care Simulation Bootcamp: Eight 4-hour sessions attended by 1st year fellows from PEM, Critical Care Medicine, and Hospital Medicine. 
  • Cadaver Lab: 2 day session attended by 2nd year PEM fellows with EM residents to gain skills in low-frequency, high-risk procedures like advanced airway placement, pericardiocentesis, central lines, & chest tubes

PEM TOXICOLOGY CONFERENCE

  • Monthly conference presented by board-certified toxicologist to PEM faculty and fellows
  • Problem-based Learning Cases consisting of an 18-month curriculum with case-based discussion followed by a brief focused lecture
  • Covers required toxicology content specified by the American Board of Pediatrics

PEM CORE CURRICULUM

  • Monthly didactics presented by PEM fellows and faculty
  • Core Content Lectures encompass a 3-year curriculum designed to cover the required PEM content specified by the American Board of Pediatrics
  • PREP Board Review Questions presented by PEM fellows
  • Interesting Case Conference presentation of 1-2 cases by both PEM fellows & faculty with case discussion & brief learning points
  • Radiology Cases presented every other month by staff radiologist on interesting radiology findings of patients seen in the ED
  • Coding & Billing presented by a coding specialist on tips/updates on improving documentation
  • Clinical & Research Workshops presented every other month by pediatric subspecialists and senior ED faculty. Topics include EKG interpretation, Suture skills, Splinting, Abstract & Manuscript writing
  • Patient Safety & Disaster Preparedness online modules completed by 3rd year PEM fellows

PEM RESEARCH CONFERENCE

  • Monthly didactics presented by PEM faculty and fellows
  • Basic Clinical Research Lectures encompass a 12-month curriculum presented by senior research faculty to provide a foundation for clinical research & opportunity to discuss ongoing research projects
  • Journal club presented monthly by 2 PEM fellows to PEM faculty and co-fellows

PEM MORBIDITY AND MORTALITY CONFERENCE

  • Quarterly conference 
  • Case summaries prepared by ED & Quality/Safety leadership

GME COMMON FELLOWSHIP CORE CURRICULUM

  • Hospital-wide program to address topics common to all ACGME-approved fellowship programs
  • Conferences cover topics such as professionalism, medical ethics, fatigue/sleep deprivation, physician impairment, teaching, mentoring and leadership

GME COMMON FELLOWSHIP QUARTERLY WORKSHOPS

  • In-depth education for second and third year fellows
  • Topics include case discussions on medical ethics and professionalism, health economics, transition to faculty, coding and billing.

GME GRANT WRITING WORKSHOP

  • Instruction on writing a competitive grant with goal of writing a grant during fellowship
  • Pairs all 1st year fellows with a mentor in November of their first year

CONTINUOUS QUALITY & PRACTICE IMPROVEMENT (CQPI)

  • Four-week didactic course for all 2nd year fellows
  • Learn and apply a variety of analytical tools and techniques that are effective in CQPI
  • Meet with ED Quality Director to develop & implement a quality improvement project during fellowship training

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