The Division of Emergency Medicine is committed to education in the specialty through a comprehensive didactic curriculum to complement bedside teaching.
Conferences for fellows and faculty in Pediatric Emergency Medicine are held Thursday mornings from 8am to 12noon. Conferences for the division are placed in three broad categories: clinical, research, and teaching.
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The clinical conferences have subcategories of (1) case management, (2) procedures, (3) quality improvement and (4) imaging conferences. Case management conferences are rooted in clinical experiences, but are chosen to address the core content as established by the Sub-board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Procedures conferences are held monthly and provide non patient-based training in a wide array of procedures. Acuity conference highlights cases of the month that are not typically encountered or have interesting management topics. Morbidity and mortality conference reviews cases are held monthly. Imaging conferences are often multidisciplinary with radiology/neuroradiology, and complemented by regularly scheduled lectures/sessions on emergency bedside ultrasound imaging, provided by our ED Division of Ultrasound.
The research conference series includes the subcategories of: (1) journal club, (2) biostatistical concepts, (3) evidence based medicine topics.
Teaching conferences consist of a series of lectures that focus on teaching and presentation techniques. Fellows also received structured feedback on given talks.
Finally, courses which are integral to the specialty of pediatric emergency medicine, that is Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS), Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) are a requirement of all fellows and faculty.
Additional conferences are currently held on Friday mornings from 9am-12 pm for rotating residents and medical students as well as visiting residents in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics. These lectures are typically given by a PEM fellow or a PEM attending. These conferences also cover the curriculum in pediatric emergency medicine and serve as a teaching requirement for the fellows. Some of the curriculum includes mock code resuscitations.