Fellows participate in several educational seminars focused on Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Below is the list of conferences:
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow’s Core 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, EBM, and Board Review Questions.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows’ Research Education: This 1-2 hour educational series occurs monthly, facilitated by the associate research director for the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. It encompasses didactic and 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 our faculty toxicologist 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: This session occurs twice montly. Allows PEM fellows to teach housestaff and other trainees through didactic lectures, simulated resuscitations, and interactive discussions of interesting patients.
Trauma Conference: This seminar series occurs monthly through the Trauma Program and focuses on topics broadly relevant to the care of critically injured pediatric patients including presentations from trauma surgeons, subspecialty surgeons, rehabilitation specialists, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians, and EMS providers.
Section or Departmental Conferences
Morbidity and Mortality Conference: Monthly conference. Difficult cases are presented by ED providers, with particular attention given to identifying systems issues affecting outcome, process improvement, and medical management.
PEM Faculty Administrative Staff Meeting: Fellows are exposed to a variety of administrative issues through the faculty meetings which occur twice a month.
Combined Pediatric Morbidity and Mortality Conference: This conference occurs quarterly and is attended by faculty from Children's Colorado, Denver Health Medical Center, and the University of Colorado Emergency Medicine program.
Radiology Discrepancy Conference: This conference takes place every other month to review X-rays interpreted incorrectly by the ED, as well as interesting radiologic findings.
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 pediatric-related topics.
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 is not fully supported by the department.
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.