The mainstay of clinical experience is time physically spent in the Emergency Department supervising care of patients. Our fellows gain much experience in both direct patient care and supervision of the care of severely ill and injured children during their three years of training. Our goal for each fellow is to obtain significant clinical experience in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) and the Adult Emergency Medicine settings. Experience in orthopedics, toxicology, intensive care medicine, anesthesiology, trauma, and adult emergency medicine provides our first year fellows with essential skills and knowledge to supplement their pediatric emergency medicine training. Pediatric critical care transport experience may be obtained as well. With the acceptance of the PEM accreditation requirements (approved by the ACGME June 1998), a total of four months of adult experience are required with three of these months in Adult Emergency Medicine. Our fourth month is in adult and trauma. All four months must be associated with an Adult Emergency Medicine Residency program. UAB began its accredited Adult Emergency Medicine residency in July 2002 and we are privileged to be able to participate in our “home” program. Other electives are also available during all three years.
Click here for an example of our fellows’ rotations and responsibilities (subject to change).