Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Curriculum

First Year

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

Second Year

  • Increased responsibility for running the ED with additional adult ED experience.
  • May begin 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.
  • Complete coursework at UW School of Public Health.

Fellow Teaching Opportunities (O) and Responsibilities (R)

  • Physician Assistant 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)

Fellow Learning Opportunities

  • ACLS Course
  • ATLS Course
  • PALS Instructor Course
  • Pacific NW PEM Consortium
  • Pediatric Academic Society Meeting
  • National PEM Fellows Conference
  • MPH course work

SAMPLE BLOCK SCHEDULE

 

Year One

Year Two

Year Three

July

Anesthesia & SCH ED
(10 shifts)

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

Elective & SCH ED
(6 shifts)

August

SCH ED
(16 shifts)

Elective & SCH ED
(6 shifts)

SCH ED
(10-12 shifts)

September

Adult Trauma

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

SCH ED
(12 shifts)

October

SCH ED
(16 shifts)

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

SCH ED
(12 shifts)

November

Elective & SCH ED
(6 shifts)

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

Adult EM

December

SCH ED
(16 shifts)

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

SCH ED
(12 shifts)

January

SCH ED
(16 shifts)

Elective & SCH ED
(6 shifts)

SCH ED
(12 shifts)

February

Elective & SCH ED
(6 shifts)

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

SCH ED
(12 shifts)

March

Adult EM

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

Elective & SCH ED
(6 shifts)

April

SCH ED
(16 shifts)

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

SCH ED
(12 shifts)

May

SCH PICU

Adult EM

Elective & SCH ED
(6 shifts)

June

SCH ED
(16 shifts)

SCH ED
(9 shifts)

SCH ED
(12 shifts)

KEY

Anesthesia

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Anesthesia rotation


Adult Trauma and Adult EM

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

Elective

May include rotations such as Ultrasound, Transport, Child Abuse, Toxicology.  About 6 SCH ED shifts are done concurrently.

SCH ED

Seattle Children’s Hospital, Emergency Department shifts.  Total minimum number of SCH ED shifts per year:
First year: 115, Second year:  80, Third year: 90

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