Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Curriculum

First Year

  • Focus on gaining clinical experience, seeing patients in Children's ED as well as in an adult and trauma ED setting.
  • Introduction to ED administration and research practices.
  • Teach residents, nurses, paramedics and colleagues.
  • Begin independent research project.
  • Intro to sedation and ultrasound.

Second Year

  • Increased responsibility for running the ED with additional adult and trauma ED experience.
  • May participate in coursework at UW School of Public Health.
  • Expanded administrative and teaching opportunities and responsibilities.
  • Work towards completion of research project.

Third Year

  • Attain the goal to independently run the ED.
  • Complete elective clinical experiences.
  • Work to publish and present research findings at local and national meetings.
  • May participate in coursework at UW School of Public Health.

Fellow Teaching Opportunities (O) and Responsibilities (R)

  • ARNP students (O)
  • Teach 2 PALS courses / year (R)
  • Paramedic students Pediatric Emergency Training Course (R)
  • EM resident conferences (R)
  • Pediatric resident conferences (R)
  • Urgent Pediatric Problems (annual regional conference put on by ED group) (R)
  • Pacific NW PEM Consortium (O)
  • Regional ACEP Conference (O)
  • Simulation Curriculum (O)

Fellow Learning Opportunities

  • ACLS Course
  • ATLS Course
  • PALS Instructor Course
  • Pacific NW PEM Consortium
  • Pediatric Academic Society Meeting
  • National PEM Fellows Conference
  • UW School of Public Health classes

SAMPLE BLOCK SCHEDULE

 

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

July

Anesthesia & SCH ED

SCH ED

Elective & SCH ED

August

SCH ED

Elective & SCH ED

SCH ED

September

Adult Trauma & NICU

SCH ED

SCH ED

October

SCH ED

SCH ED

SCH ED

November

Elective & SCH ED

SCH ED

Adult EM &

Pediatrics for EM Trained

December

SCH ED

SCH ED

SCH ED

January

SCH ED

Elective & SCH ED

SCH ED

February

Elective & SCH ED

SCH ED

SCH ED

March

Adult EM &

Pediatrics for EM Trained

SCH ED

Elective & SCH ED

April

SCH ED

SCH ED

SCH ED

May

SCH PICU

Adult EM &

Pediatrics for EM Trained

Elective & SCH ED

June

SCH ED

SCH ED

SCH ED

KEY

Anesthesia

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Anesthesia rotation

Adult Trauma and Adult EM

Adult emergency department rotation at Harborview Medical Center or University of Washington Medical Center (Note that Emergency Medicine trained fellows will have 4 month-long rotations in pediatrics rather than adult work.)

Electives

May include rotations such as transport, orthopedics, dermatology, wilderness medicine. Mandatory: Ultrasound, Child Abuse, Toxicology.

SCH ED

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Emergency Department shifts.

SCH ED and Research

There are no dedicated research months. Research work is done concurrently with clinical work. Lower shift counts per month in years 2 and 3 to allow adequate time for on-going research projects.

SCH PICU
 

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Pediatric Intensive Care shifts