Units:2.0 - 4.0
Prerequisites: Satisfactory Completion of all 3rd Year Clinicals. Co-requisites: Plans to Pursue Residency in Peds or ED.
Students in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) will have the opportunity to evaluate multiple patients in a tertiary care Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) and Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center. Students will evaluate pediatric patients with a variety of complaints (infectious problems, congenital disorders, traumatic injuries, etc.) and levels of medical acuity. Students will experience the busy nature of the ED setting an learn how to assess and manage patients efficiently and effectively. Finally, students will be exposed to different areas of the specialty of Pediatric Emergency Medicine including direct patient care, ED nursing and technician roles, patient triage and the academic endeavors and commitments of the PEM staff.