Program Goals & Objectives
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program
The goal of the program is to train academic pediatric emergency physicians who will serve as leaders by providing expert pediatric emergency care, teaching of other emergency care providers, and by conducting research to improve the care of acutely ill and injured children. This process occurs over three years and increasing responsibility is provided as time passes. These goals and objectives are achieved primarily through direct patient care, supervision of resident and student care, and referring/consultant physician calls. Direct patient care experiences are supplemented with practical workshops and courses (PALS, ATLS, suture and splinting workshops) and conferences.
Our ACGME-accredited Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship was established in 2004. Our fellows are primarily based at Phoenix Children's, where they cover the ED 24/7 except for protected time during our weekly didactics. Outside rotations include adult emergency medicine at Valleywise Health Medical Center, trauma at St. Joseph's Hospital, toxicology at Banner University Medical Center, and EMS with the Phoenix Fire Department. The curriculum includes a full research year distributed evenly over the 3-year fellowship. Our weekly didactics delivers a curriculum that includes ED and subspecialty lectures, board review, radiology rounds, simulation, POCUS, literature review, and protected case review.