Didactic Training

A weekly didactic conference series is provided for PEM fellows in our program. Within this conference series, all content from the American Board of Pediatrics subsection on Pediatric Emergency Medicine is covered on a repeating cycle, so that all fellows within our program will be exposed to all core topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine throughout the courses of their fellowship training. Our fellows’ conferences—known as PEM Fellows’ Rounds—are held each Tuesday from 11 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. and cover a wide range of medical, surgical, educational, administrative, and research topics. Clinical scheduling in our Peds ED is coordinated so that all fellows have “protected time” to participate fully in this didactic conference each week.

In addition to reviewing core PEM topics weekly, we incorporate board-review discussions, PEM Journal Clubs, PEM Management Conferences, and Visual Diagnosis/PEM Pearls sessions into our didactic conferences on a monthly basis.

Fellows are full integrated into our PEM Division Faculty meetings, which occur twice monthly and also incorporate educational content, including a monthly PEM Quality Improvement/Quality Assurance Conference and various administrative discussions.

A robust series of conference and workshops on topics including as grant-writing, systems-based practice and career development is provided for all pediatric fellows at Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Fellows are excused from clinical duties in order to take advantage of these excellent educational opportunities.

A multitude of other educational conference and experiences are available to fellows as one of the benefits of being incorporated into a large, world-class academic medical center which serves as the primary teaching site for Case School of Medicine. Some examples of excellent educational opportunities which are available to fellows within our program include:

  • Rainbow Pediatric Residency Program Conference Series (daily didactic conferences on a huge variety of topics)
  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds
  • Department of Pediatrics Advocacy Conference series
  • Pediatric Ethics Rounds
  • Case School of Medicine Annual Educational Retreat

Fellows in our program are given the opportunity to attend the National PEM Fellows’ Conference annually. Funding for travel expenses to attend this conference is provided by our program.

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