Medical Student & Resident Education
The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides educational opportunities for medical students and residents in addition to our fully accredited fellowship program. The faculty are also involved in teaching pediatric advanced life support (PALS) and advanced trauma life support (ATLS) and operating the simulation lab.
The Emergency Medicine faculty and fellows are very active in providing didactic education to UT Southwestern medical students, as well as physicians locally and nationally. We offer a fourth-year clerkship for medical students that provides in-depth exposure to Pediatric Emergency Medicine & Immunology through recognition, evaluation, and management of the acutely ill and injured child.
Major internal educational activities include didactic lectures to the pediatric residents, as well as Family Medicine, and Emergency Medicine residents. Training in the emergency department is often sought by residents from other pediatric training programs in Texas and Oklahoma.
Conditions seen by PL1 and PL2 residents include dyslexia, myelomeningocele, autism, ADHD, Down syndrome, anxiety, toileting issues, learning problems, and other developmental/behavioral concerns. Residents also participate in programs such as Child Life, Early Childhood Intervention, Speech, Occupational, Physical, and Recreational therapies. Second- and third-year residents have access to Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and ADHD electives tailored to their individual interests.
The objectives of the course are to:
- Recognize, evaluate, and manage the acutely ill and injured pediatric patients
- Master technical skills including venous access, venipuncture, lumbar puncture, laceration repair, splinting, and bladder catheterization
- Evaluate and manage common pediatric complaints and disease processes
- Acquire and maintain efficiency and prioritization required to care for multiple patients simultaneously
Requirements for this course include:
- Core competencies: common complaints, disease processes, and technical skills
- Monthly patient lists: chief complaint and diagnosis
- Noon and monthly emergency room conferences and grand rounds
Education opportunities include:
- Group check-out rounds
- Monthly Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conferences
- "Article of the Month"
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Meeting
- Core Journal CD
- "Case of the Month"