Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Educational Conferences

Fellows’ Conference: Please see this year’s schedule included. In addition to discussions with PEM, EM and subspecialty faculty, there are EBM literature reviews, PICU case conferences, M&M, Mock Code/Simulations, Ultrasound, board review and research conferences. And it is always evolving in response to fellow requests.

Fellows Common Curriculum Retreats: Bi-annual afternoon meeting for all Peds fellows on a variety of topics, including scholarly projects and publications, oral presentations, ethics, QI and teaching topics.

PEM Journal Club: Now run by the fellows by the choice of the fellows! Each fellow organizes and presents a journal club once a year on a topic of their choosing. Most relevant ones relate to their personal research project, QI project or a question generated from M&M etc. Specialists from other disciplines often attend; a testimony to collaborative efforts.

Board Review:  Creation of fellow-driven board review question bank to align with educational curriculum topics as well as regularly scheduled board review sessions also led by fellows... for the fellows.

M&M:  Quarterly, multi-disciplinary conferences presented by fellows with QI focus and outcome-driven.

Trauma Video Review:  Quarterly conference during which the fellows and faculty review our own trauma resuscitations and discuss learning points and areas for improvement.

PICU Review: Our fellows favorite conference by far as it is very well-attended by our Critical Care faculty and undoubtedly leads to excellent discussions and collaborative projects.

EM Lecture Series: Every Thursday morning. Other opportunities include ACLS, Pig Lab for procedures, EKG interpretation series, U/S etc.

PEM/Radiology Conference: Quarterly review of interesting radiology cases from our ED with  outstanding Peds Radiology faculty members.

Pediatric Grand Rounds and Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds: Weekly and monthly, respectively

Sim Lab: Coordinated by Dr.  Amanda Price (former fellow) with a focus on curriculum development of your own sim case annually. Endless opportunities for research and teaching in addition to teaching resuscitation, procedures, communication and teamwork.

Ultrasound: Hands on learning incorporated monthly in Fellows’ Conference. Training begins early with scanning shifts with U/S-trained providers and a dedicated month during the fellows’ last year. Many opportunities to increase commitment by joining U/S Fellows’ weekly conferences and teaching opportunities.

Fellows Teaching Course: Offered through Graduate Medical Education for all Pediatric Fellows. Opportunity for certification as Clinician-Educator by completion of an educational research capstone project.

Teaching in College of Medicine:  Fellows enjoy teaching Physical Diagnosis to medical students a few times each year which contributes to their CME funds for conferences and advanced degrees. Many other teaching opportunities in the COM available including Ethics.

Other educational conferences offered at MUSC focus on Diversity, Professionalism, Mentoring  and Teaching.