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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

If you're interested in pursuing a career as a pediatric ED doctor, we offer a 3-year, ACGME-accredited pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program to physicians who are board certified or board eligible in pediatrics or pediatrics/internal medicine. We also offer a 2-year fellowship program for physicians who are board certified or board eligible in emergency medicine.

With more than 65,000 ED visits a year, Akron Children's Hospital offers pediatric emergency medicine fellows the opportunity to gain exposure to patients with a broad spectrum of clinical problems. Our goal is to ensure you have a successful transition in becoming a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician.

 

2 months Clinical pediatric emergency department (16 8-hour shifts)
1 month General emergency medicine
5 months Required subspecialty
1 month Elective
3 months Transitional

Goals - Medical Knowledge

  • Expand your current knowledge base to include etiology, presentation and natural history of common pediatric emergencies and urgencies.
  • Develop your competence in procedures that may be required in a pediatric ED setting.
  • Prepare you for the American Board of Pediatrics or American Board of Emergency Medicine board examination.

Goals - Patient Care

  • Introduce you to evidence-based pediatric emergency medicine management of common pediatric emergencies and urgencies.
  • Perform common pediatric procedures.
  • Introduce you to role as online medical director for pre-hospital care professionals and interhospital transfer professionals.

Goals - Professionalism

  • Develop the standards of professionalism established by Akron Children's Hospital's division of emergency medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Emergency Medicine.
  • Recognize the needs of culturally diverse patient populations.

Goals - Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Develop effective communication with patients, families, nursing staff, EMS personnel, ancillary service personnel, referring physicians and consultants.
  • Develop effective communication as a teacher/instructor and resource for pediatric emergency medicine in both spoken and written context.

Goals - Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Develop self-assessment skills to measure current knowledge base and develop areas for personal and professional growth.
  • Develop assessment skills to measure patient care in the pediatric emergency medicine setting and develop areas for improvement.

Goals - Systems-Based Practice

  • Become familiar with the many roles of varied healthcare providers involved in the care of urgently and emergently sick and injured children.
  • Begin to develop crisis resource management skills.
  • Develop skills to critically assess a difficult situation and develop action plan for improvement.

5 months Clinical pediatric emergency department (16 8-hour shifts)
1 month General emergency medicine
2 months Required subspecialty
1 month Elective
3 months Scholarly research special interest (8 8-hour shifts)

Goals - Medical Knowledge

  • Expand your current knowledge base to include etiology, presentation and natural history of common and uncommon pediatric emergencies and urgencies.
  • Expand your competence in procedures that may be required in a pediatric ED setting.

Goals - Patient Care

  • Develop your ability to independently provide evidence-based pediatric emergency management of common and uncommon pediatric urgencies with direct supervision available.
  • Develop your ability to independently provide evidence-based pediatric emergency management of common and uncommon pediatric emergencies with direct supervision.
  • Perform common and uncommon pediatric procedures. Develop bedside instructional skills for teaching residents and students common pediatric procedures.
  • Improve skills necessary to provide online and offline medical control.

Goals - Professionalism

  • Continue the standards of professionalism established by Akron Children's Hospital's division of emergency medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Emergency Medicine.
  • Recognize the needs of culturally diverse patient populations.

Goals - Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Continue to develop effective communication with patients, families, nursing staff, EMS personnel, ancillary service personnel, referring physicians and consultants.
  • Continue to develop effective communication as a teacher/instructor and resource for pediatric emergency medicine in both spoken and written context.

Goals - Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Continue to develop self-assessment skills to measure current knowledge base and develop areas for personal and professional growth.
  • Continue to develop assessment skills to measure patient care in the pediatric emergency medicine setting and develop areas for improvement.

Goals - Systems-Based Practice

  • Develop working relationships with the many roles of the varied healthcare providers involved in the care of urgently and emergently sick and injured children.
  • Continue to develop crisis resource management skills.
  • Continue to develop skills to critically assess a difficult situation and develop action plan for improvement.

5 months

Clinical pediatric emergency department (16 8-hour shifts)

1 month General emergency medicine
1 month Required subspecialty
1 month Elective
4 months Scholarly research special interest (8 8-hour shifts)

Goals - Medical Knowledge

  • Expand your current knowledge base to include etiology, presentation and natural history of common and uncommon pediatric emergencies and urgencies.
  • Expand your competence in procedures that may be required in a pediatric ED setting.
  • Expand your knowledge base in adult-based learning and teaching in the clinical setting.

Goals - Patient Care

  • Develop your ability to independently provide evidence-based pediatric emergency management of common and uncommon pediatric urgencies and emergencies with direct supervision available.
  • Perform common and uncommon pediatric procedures. Develop bedside instructional skills for teaching residents and students common pediatric procedures.
  • Improve skills necessary to provide online and offline medical control.

Goals - Professionalism

  • Continue the standards of professionalism established by Akron Children's Hospital's division of emergency medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics and American Board of Emergency Medicine.
  • Recognize the needs of culturally diverse patient populations.

Goals - Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Continue to develop effective communication with patients, families, nursing staff, EMS personnel, ancillary service personnel, referring physicians and consultants.
  • Continue to develop effective communication as a teacher/instructor and resource for pediatric emergency medicine in both spoken and written context.

Goals - Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Continue to develop self-assessment skills to measure current knowledge base and develop areas for personal and professional growth.
  • Continue to develop assessment skills to measure patient care in the pediatric emergency medicine setting and develop areas for improvement.
  • Develop and lead fellowship group in quality improvement/patient safety project.

Goals - Systems-Based Practice

  • Serve in administrative role for the fellowship group (schedule, peer review, program development, etc.).
  • Develop working relationships with the many roles of the varied healthcare providers involved in the care of urgently and emergently sick and injured children.
  • Continue to develop crisis resource management skills.
  • Continue to develop skills to critically assess a difficult situation and develop action plan for improvement.

Stipends

(Effective July 1, 2018)

PL-4 – $64,400

PL-5 – $65,930

PL-6 -- $67,715

 

Vacation

House offices are granted 3 weeks of vacation or 15 customary working days.

 

Conference Time

Fellows are entitled to 5 days of conference time each year for medical conventions and courses outside the hospital.

 

Educational Allowance

Fellows are provided $1,500 annually for use toward medical-related journals or books, conferences, and license renewals.

 

Research and Scholarship Travel

We encourage and support investigator-initiated research by subspecialty fellows. Therefore, we support research-related travel when the fellow is in good academic and professional standing, and when prior written approval of the program director is documented. All hospital policies relating to travel must be followed.

 

Professional Liability

Professional liability insurance is provided by the hospital.

 

Health Benefits

Fellows and their dependents are eligible to enroll in the hospital’s health, dental, and vision insurance programs. Costs are shared between the fellow and the hospital. Benefits are available immediately.

 

Retirement Benefits

Fellows may participate in the Hospital’s 403(b) Plan from their date of hire. Match dollars are not available to fellows.

 

Medical License & DEA

Fellows are required to obtain an Ohio State Medical License and DEA certificate prior to beginning training.

 

Parking

A key access card for convenient parking is provided at no charge.

 

Lab Coats

One embroidered lab coat is provided if desired.

 

Meals

Fellows are given $60 every week for use in the hospital cafeteria.

 

Relocation expenses

The hospital provides reimbursement for initial relocation expenses, up to $1,000, subject to current tax laws.

 

Smoke, Electronic Cigarette and Tobacco-Free Campus

Akron Children’s is a tobacco-free healthcare system. Prospective employees who test positive for nicotine will have their offer of employment rescinded and will not be permitted to start work.

 

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