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Clinical Experience

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Fellows will have opportunities to manage a wide-array of pediatric pathology during their fellowship training. As the only regional pediatric trauma center, PEM faculty & fellows manage level 1 and level 2 trauma activations as co-leaders with the trauma surgeons and are the lead physicians in managing the airway and medication orders.

Pediatric trained 3-year fellowship curriculum: all rotations are 4-week blocks with option of combining electives into two 2-week blocks

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Pediatric ED
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Pediatric ED
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Pediatric ED
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED @ Kansas ED Pediatric ED
PICU Child Abuse Adult ED/EMS
Anesthesia/PED POCUS Elective
Orthopedics/Sports Med Surgical Subspecialty Elective
Elective Elective Elective
Adult ED Research Research
Orientation Research Research
Research Research Research
Research Research Research
Research Research Research

 

Pediatric ED


Rotation includes 13 8-hour shifts per block, which include 3 overnights, 4 weekend shifts, and the remaining as a mix of day and evening shifts. Moonlighting shifts available with adequate progress of individual scholarly work.

  • 1st year: Initial 3-6 months of training consist of managing patients with supervision by PEM faculty with goal of developing the knowledge & skills necessary to manage patients independently, graduating to precepting of medical students & residents, managing referrals, & triage of EMS calls

  • 2nd Year: Independently manage patients with residents and medical students while part of a double- or triple-covered team of PEM attendings.  Goals of the 2nd year are focused on learning ED flow and management while continuing to improve skills in precepting residents and medical students. 

  • 3rd Year: Independently manage patients with residents and medical students while part of a double- or triple-covered team of PEM attendings. Goals of the 3rd year are to independently manage the ED, maintain ED flow & efficiency while continuing to precept residents and medical students

Adult EM


Rotation takes place at Truman Medical Center which is adjacent to Children’s Mercy Hospital

  • 1st year: 14 8-hour shifts/block, which includes 4 weekend shifts, 2-3 overnight shifts, and the remainder as a mix of day and evening shifts
  • 2nd & 3rd year: fulfilled as a longitudinal rotation with 10 shifts/academic year consisting of 8-hour shifts completed during research blocks

Elective

  • Wide range of elective opportunities: Burn Unit, Interventional radiology, Intervention Cardiology, Global Health, Procedure, Ultrasound, ENT, Ophthalmology, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Pediatric Dental, Plastic Surgery, Transport Medicine, Toxicology, Administrative, Disaster medicine, & many more that can be tailored to the fellow’s area of interest

  • Can be taken as a single elective (3 weeks + vacation or 4 weeks) or combined in two 2-week blocks

  • Includes 2 weekend ED shifts completed at the Adele Hall ED

Research

  • 13 blocks during fellowship training

  • Includes 4 overnight shifts at Adele Hall ED, comprised of 2 weekend shifts & 2 weekday shifts

  • 2nd & 3rd year fellows will also complete additional 2-3 shifts for Adult EM