Curriculum
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

The University of Florida Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program in Jacksonville offers training to both emergency medicine and pediatric graduates. A training period of two years is required for all subspecialty residents. Pediatric graduates require three years of fellowship training in order to meet the certification requirements of the American Board of Pediatrics’ sub-board in pediatric emergency medicine.

Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Diplomates

First Year
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 6 blocks
Newborn Nursery 1 block
General Pediatric Inpatient 1 block
Research 1 block
Pediatric Anesthesia 1 block
Pediatric Critical Care 1 block
OB/US 1 block
Elective* 1 block
Second Year
Pediatric Emergency Medicine 6 blocks
Neonatal Intensive Care 1 block
Pediatric Ambulatory Clinics 1 block
Research 1 block
Child Protection Team/Research 1 block
Transition to Practice 1 block
Elective* 2 blocks

* Electives will be selected based on the on-going evaluation of the fellow, prior training, experience, and the PEM program director’s recommendations.

Note: All blocks are 4 weeks in length.

Curriculum for Pediatric Diplomates

First Year
Pediatric Emergency 6 blocks
Research 1 block
Adult ED 1 block
Pediatric Anesthesia 1 block
Orthopedics 1 block
Trauma 1 block
OB/US 1 block
Elective* 1 block
Second Year
Pediatric Emergency 6 blocks
Research 1 block
Adult ED 1 block
Elective* 2 blocks
Toxicology 1 block
Pediatric Critical Care 1 block
Child Protection Team 1 block
Third Year
Pediatric Emergency 5 blocks
Research 2 blocks
Adult ED 1 block
Transition to Practice 1 block
Prehospital Care 1 block
Elective* 3 blocks

* Electives will be selected based on the on-going evaluation of the fellow, prior training, experience, and the PEM program director’s recommendations.

Note – All blocks are 4 weeks in length.

Conferences

Conferences average 4-5 hours per week, and include:

  • Emergency Medicine Conferences
  • Emergency Medicine Specialty Conferences (Difficult Airway Course, Introduction to Ultrasound)
  • Combined PEM-PICU Conferences
  • Journal Clubs
  • PEM Board Review Conferences
  • Literature Updates
  • Clinical Toxicology Conferences
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Simulation Sessions
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow Scholarly Oversight Committee Meetings

Fellows are involved in the preparation of some conferences. An attendance list that includes both pediatric emergency medicine faculty and fellows is kept by the PEM program director.

Research

Research experience is an essential part of the training of subspecialists. In addition, the ACGME program requirements for research in pediatric subspecialties must be met.

Each fellow must design and conduct a scholarly project in his or her subspecialty area with the guidance of the fellowship director and a designated mentor. The program must provide a scholarship oversight committee for each fellow to evaluate the fellow’s progress as related to scholarly activity. The scholarly experience must begin in the first year and continue for the entire period of training. Time must be adequate to allow for the development of requisite skills, project completion and presentation of results to a local scholarship oversight committee established for this review.

See also the examination admission requirements (research requirement) on the website for the American Board of Pediatrics.

To comply with the research requirements for certification by the American Board of Pediatrics, each fellow must perform an independent research project under the supervision of one or several faculty members. Fellows’ research projects are reviewed during the monthly emergency medicine outcome research committee meetings and scholarship oversight committee meetings. Fellows are free to select a topic of interest within the available resources of the emergency medicine department and pediatric emergency medicine divisions at both UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville in Jacksonville and Wolfson Children’s Hospital/Baptist Medical Center. Fellows may carry out more than one independent project.

The University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville encourages resident/fellow research through the availability of Dean’s Fund Research Awards and an annual Research Day.