Pediatrics: Emergency Medicine

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Three-Year Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

This program offers a three-year curriculum leading to preparation for subspecialty board certification. The goal of the fellowship is to train academic pediatric emergency medicine specialists who will provide expert pediatric emergency care, supervise others who provide such care, and teach and conduct research focused on improving the care of acutely ill and injured children.

Morning Conferences

Morning conferences are offered on Wednesdays from 8:00 to 10:00 in the EDTC. Orientation sessions are held in the EDTC Trauma Room. Small group conferences presented by the PEM faculty and selected outside speakers offer residents and medical students an opportunity to learn and discuss issues related to a myriad of topics. Residents and students in their PEM rotation month are expected to attend; residents and students on other rotations are also welcome. Hands-on, supervised experience are features of a monthly Suture Workshop and a Splint Workshop. For information, contact Marlene Melzer-Lange,  MD at 414-266-2647.

PEM Grand Rounds / Research Seminars

This seminar-format six per year provides our faculty, fellows, and staff familiarity with recent advances in their subspecialty. These seminars discuss controversial issues in PEM, develop practice guidelines, and develop/enhance research skills. PEM Grand Rounds also serve as a forum to introduce new technology, e.g., new techniques and materials in casting, splinting, iontophoresis, and fiber optic assisted intubation. The research seminar focuses on teaching research skills in didactic sessions or in discussion of planned research projects by faculty or fellows. PEM Grand Rounds and the research seminars alternate on the second Wednesday, every other month, and are accredited by the ACCME for 1.5 Category I Continuing Medical Education Credits per session.

Resident and Senior Medical Student Electives

Resident Electives

Elective rotations in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Trauma Center are available on a monthly basis to residents in pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family practice residency programs. These electives are designed to provide additional exposure to pediatric emergencies and to hone management and technical skills. Scheduled differently than the regular emergency department rotation, these electives permit more time to study and to attend conferences. Residents from training programs outside the Medical College of Wisconsin residencies or from other specialties will be considered for elective training. For information, contact Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD at 414-266-2647.

Senior Medical Student Electives

A one-month elective is offered to two senior medical students per month. Students register for this rotation through the MCW senior student elective computer program. Non-MCW students will also be considered for this elective which comprises 40 hours per week in shifts from 8:00 to 17:00 or from 16:00 to 23:00. Students are expected to attend both types of shifts. The two students develop their own schedule and may not work the same shift. At the end of the month, each present a 20-25 minute PowerPoint presentation and discussion at the senior student Morning Conference under the mentorship of a pediatric emergency department attending physician. This elective provides direct exposure to a myriad of pediatric emergencies as well as the opportunity to work directly with a great group of pediatric emergency medicine faculty members! Highly recommended for students considering pediatrics, emergency medicine, or family practice residencies. For questions related to this elective, contact Marlene Melzer-Lange, MD at 414-266-2647.
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