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Skills Development

  • Administrative Skills

    Administrative Skills

    Our Medical Director and Section Chief will involve the fellows in various administrative problems, e.g. patient complaints, staffing, development of policies/procedures, supervision of staff, budget, etc.

    • Fellows will participate in our monthly section business meetings
    • Fellows are encouraged to take on an administrative project during training
    • Senior fellows assist in clinical scheduling of fellow shifts
    • Fellow will become familiar with concepts of risk management and essentials of emergency department documentation.

    Quality Improvement
    • Fellows will participate in weekly section business meetings.
    • Fellows will participate in the monthly section QI meeting.
    • Fellows are encouraged to take on an administrative project during training.
    Risk Management

    Fellow will become familiar with concepts of risk management and essentials of emergency department documentation.

  • Research Skills

    Areas of Research

    Research may be done in any area of pediatric emergency medicine including quality improvement and medical education initiatives. Our group is active in research in various areas of pediatric emergency medicine including ultrasonography, injury prevention, child abuse, medical education, quality improvement, pediatric disaster medicine, international health, and febrile infants, among others.

    We are actively involved in national research networks such as the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee (PEM CRC), the Febrile Young Infant Research Collaborative, the P2 Ultrasound Network and the International Network for Simulation Based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education (INSPIRE).

    Research Expectations

    The fellow is expected to explore research interests and plan a research project in the first year. A significant work of publishable quality is completed during the second and third years and presented at local, regional, and national conferences. The fellow will be encouraged to collaborate on additional projects as appropriate.

    Focused Time

    In addition to seven months of focused time for research, the fellowship has been designed to allow on-going time for research during most months of training.


    Each fellow will choose a faculty member to assist him/her in developing and conducting a research project. The faculty mentor will provide advice on study design, data collection, abstract preparation and manuscript writing. The fellowship director will be available to provide advice and is responsible for monitoring the fellow's progress in research. The section enjoys a warm relationship with the parent Departments of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine, and fellows are encouraged to seek mentoring and scholarship oversight committee members within the section and the department.

    Fellows can receive formal training in research design and statistics, and become competent in the use of a personal computer for writing and research. Statistical guidance is available in the section. Fellows develop a Scholarship Oversight Committee, which has responsibility for supervising the fellow's research efforts. This committee meets biannually and reports to the fellowship director who monitors research activity and productivity. Manuscript and abstract preparation skills are emphasized in didactic and individual sessions.
    Statistical Analysis

    Available within the Department of Pediatrics.

  • Teaching Skills


    Fellow provides supervision and teaching of medical students and residents (pediatric, and emergency medicine) in PED. Task trainers and materials are available for just-in-time training of learners.

    • Presentations for Pediatric and Emergency Medicine Residents.
    • PALS instructor, providing the course with the PEM team for residents, nurses, and practicing physicians.
    • Fellows provide formal presentations at PEM Morning Conference, Pediatric Morning Conference, and Morbidity and Mortality Conference.
    • Continuing Education conferences for pre-hospital providers

    Teaching skills are evaluated by PED attendings/fellowship director, with biannual feedback.