PEM Fellow Conferences and Educational Activities

Our fellows participate in a variety of educational opportunities which include the following:

Monthly PEM conference at OHSU with EM residents: Fellows facilitate small group team-based learning, lead simulations in a state-of-the-art simulation lab, and coordinate speakers on a topic-based curriculum.

Monthly PEM didactic at Randall Children’s with PEM faculty: Fellows collaborate with PEM faculty and other subspecialists to discuss interesting clinical cases, review PEM-relevant journal articles, and practice infrequently performed procedures.

Quarterly Resuscitation and Team Simulations at Randall Children’s: In conjunction with bedside nurses and techs, fellows participate in high-fidelity simulations with EM and PEM faculty.

Monthly Pediatric Fellow Core Conference series: Select speakers coordinated by OHSU Pediatric Fellowship Committee; the series aims to foster professional and personal growth in pediatric fellows by addressing non-clinical topics. Past lectures have focused on resiliency, financial planning, improving presentation skills, teaching residents to teach, and contract negotiations.  

Monthly Core Physiology Curriculum: Interactive joint conference of PEM, PICU and Cardiology fellows, led by PICU physician monthly. Goals are to review in-depth pediatric critical care physiology and apply these concepts to clinical management of critically-ill pediatric patients.

Monthly PEM Board Review: Fellows meet to review board questions to ensure success in PEM Board certification.

Quality Improvement: Fellows participate in monthly case review, generated from cases within OHSU Emergency Department, to identify gaps, near-misses, and other areas of improvement in clinical care or communication.

Teaching beyond the Emergency Department: Our fellows are trained to be PALS instructors, joining the AHA program at OHSU which offers BLS, ACLS, and PALS certification and renewal classes. Fellows also have the opportunity to run mock-codes for OHSU Pediatric residents as well as participate in off-campus clinic simulations as part of an OHSU outreach program.

Human Investigation Program: Fellows are expected to produce scholarly work by the end of their training. The Department of Pediatrics has an established program to meet the research requirement of fellows, called the Human Investigations Program (HIP). Enrollment in this program results in either a Certificate in Human Investigations or a Master of Clinical Research.