Eight highly experienced, fellowship-trained attending physicians comprise the faculty of our pediatric curriculum. They teach, supervise, and provide our residents with well-rounded exposure to pediatric care for children of all ages.
Several emergency medicine rotations are dedicated to pediatric emergency medicine, and all Emergency Medicine (EM) rotations during the second, third and fourth years include shifts in the Pediatric Emergency Department (ED) at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Mount Sinai's pediatric ED sees many subspecialty patients from the transplant, hematology/oncology, gastroenterology, metabolic, cardiology, and endocrinology services, providing our residents with the opportunity to manage patients requiring complex care. Rotations at Elmhurst Hospital Center provide additional exposure to pediatric inpatient care. These are all essential to developing our residents' expertise in treating acutely ill pediatric patients through all stages of their illnesses.
Rotations in Pediatric Anesthesiology and Orthopedics are part of the PGY-1 curriculum. A pediatric elective and Specialty Track are also available to interested residents. One morning report weekly is dedicated to a pediatric case, presented by the Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows. In addition, a monthly pediatric mock code is held for the Emergency Medicine residents. Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification is provided by a dedicated staff of PALS instructors, which includes both Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) faculty and all PEM fellows.
For Medical Students
We offer many opportunities for students to hone their history and physical exam skills, as well as further develop differential diagnoses and management plans. Fourth-year medical students electing to do a month rotation in our Department assess children presenting with a broad range of urgent and emergent medical complaints, and together with the attending physicians, develop and implement management plans for those patients.
Additionally, there are opportunities to perform procedures, including laceration repair, foreign body removal, IV line placement, and assisting with children in respiratory distress. In addition to clinical care, students attend a weekly case conference to review an interesting case recently seen in the emergency department, and they present a case toward the end of their rotation. Students also attend the pediatric divisional conference for pediatric emergency focused lectures, and periodically review cases and questions with the attending coordinator for the rotation.