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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^
Orientation Pediatric ED Transport
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Research
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Research
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Research
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Research
Pediatric ED Pediatric ED Research
Pediatric ED Child Abuse Research
Toxicology POCUS Research
PICU Surgical Subspecialty Research
Orthopedics Research/EMS Research
Adult ED Research (*Adult ED) Research
Anesthesia/Research Elective (*Adult ED) Research
Elective Elective Research

*Adult ED in 2nd year will be completed longitudinally with 20 shifts/year.
^3rd year research will also include 8 Pediatric ED shifts/block.


Pediatric ED


Rotation includes 8-hours shifts per block, which include overnight and weekend shifts. Moonlighting shifts may be available for 2nd and 3rd year fellows with adequate progress of individual scholarly work.

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

  • 2nd year: Supervise residents and medical students while part of a care team with 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: Supervise residents and medical students while part of a care team with PEM attendings. Goals of the 3rd year are to independently manage the ED, maintain ED flow and efficiency while continuing to precept residents and medical students.

Adult EM


Rotation takes place at University Health, 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 year: fulfilled as a longitudinal rotation with 20 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.

  • All fellows complete 8 shifts, including 2 weekend shifts.