Fellows participate in several educational seminars focused on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Below is the list of conferences:
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow’s Lecture Series: This series anchors the educational program and is scheduled for two hours on the first, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month. Attendance is mandatory. The primary focus of the series is to provide lectures on core clinical topics essential to the practice of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. A didactic lecture is paired with a self-learning exercise such as Journal Club, Journal Watch, Interesting Cases and Board Review Questions.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows’ Research Education: This educational series occurs monthly, facilitated by Dr. Mistry, associate research director for the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 1-2 hours encompasses part didactic, part group learning exercises which will ensure core knowledge of basic epidemiology, biostatics, research methods, specific research project assistance, presentation, abstract and manuscript writing.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Toxicology Curriculum: In addition to their month in toxicology, fellows get longitudinal toxicology education provided by Dr. Wang (Toxicology/PEM) through 1 hour didactics or facilitated self-directed learning exercises every 6 weeks.
PEM and PED Multidisciplinary Simulation: Occurs twice monthly. Fellows take on the role as team leader in high fidelity simulations with ED staff in managing acute patients, honing communication and teamwork skills. Facilitated by CHCO Simulation Center staff.
Combined PICU-ED Conference: This conference occurs quarterly between the Sections of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Conferences alternate between M&M discussions of the management of critically ill patients and Journal Club.
Pediatric Resident ED Educational Series: These conferences occur twice a month and give the PEM fellows a chance to develop didactic lectures as well as teach the housestaff through simulated resuscitations and interactive discussions of interesting patients.
Trauma Conference: This seminar series occurs on Mondays and focuses on topics broadly relevant to care of critically injured pediatric patients including presentations from trauma surgeons, subspecialty surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, critical care intensivists and emergency medicine physicians.
PEM Faculty Administrative Staff Meeting: Fellows are exposed to a variety of administrative issues through the faculty meetings which occur twice a month.
Pediatric Grand Rounds: These presentations occur weekly during the academic year. Speakers include CU faculty and invited guests who are nationally and internationally recognized experts in topics of broad relevance to pediatric medicine.
Section or Departmental Conferences
Morbidity and Mortality Conference: This conference takes place every other month and is attended by attending physicians, fellows, and subspecialty physicians (as warranted by the topic). Difficult cases are presented by fellows and faculty members, with particular attention given to identifying system issues affecting outcome and reviewing critical decision-making.
Combined Children's Colorado and DHMC Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference: This conference occurs quarterly and is attending by both Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medicine physicians from Children's Colorado, DHMC and the University of Colorado Emergency Medicine program. Difficult cases are presented in an effort to identify systems issues and decision-making.
Radiology Discrepancy Conference: This conference takes place every other month and is attended by PEM attending physicians, fellows and radiology attending. X-rays interpreted incorrectly by ED physicians are reviewed as well as interesting radiologic findings.
In addition to these conferences, fellows attend numerous other educational conferences that focus on clinical issues. These conferences are listed under the Education tab.
Additional Graduate Coursework
A mini-certificate or a MPH degree may be obtained at the Colorado School of Public Health (collaboration between University of Colorado Denver, Colorado State University and the University of Northern Colorado). For more information: www.publichealth.ucdenver.edu
. The certificate program requires 15 hours of graduate work and the MPH requires 42 hours of graduate work. This requires extra time commitment as the clinical and elective requirements remain unchanged. Funding may be supplemented but not covered in its entirety by the Section.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows are encouraged to attend national scientific meetings throughout their fellowship. The first year fellows are supported to attend the National PEM Fellows Conference. Among the meetings attended by Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows are the Pediatric Academic Societies spring meeting and the American Academy of Pediatrics fall meeting. The Section supports travel to any national meeting for which the trainee has an oral presentation.