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The training and education for the PEM fellow will be individualized to accomplish the clinical, educational and research goals. Our goal is to train the PEM fellow to be able to practice independently during the final year of fellowship.

The PEM fellow will also be required to participate in the Dayton Children’s intermediate quality improvement class (IQIC), a nine-month course based on the Institute for Healthcare improvement methodology. The fellow will lead and guide a quality improvement project with potential for publication.

three-year sample curriculum 

(for graduates of pediatric residency programs/optional third year for graduates of emergency medicine residency programs)

each academic year will consist of 13 blocks ( 28 days)

Adult EM*- During the third year, 12 adult EM shifts will be spread evenly over the entire year.

Research ** - In the final year (third year) of fellowship, the PEM fellow will have 12 dedicated research blocks  to ensure adequate time for completion of their research/scholarly activity.

Vacation: 4 weeks per year,  taken during PED Rotation

Child Abuse & Anesthesiology: 2-week rotations x 2

Toxicology rotation (longitudinal): 1-2 week rotation Drug and Poison Information Center (DPIC), monthly virtual conferences with DPIC, yearly zoo & botanical garden day trips with toxicologist and toxicology  journal club


two-year sample curriculum 

(for graduates from emergency medicine residency programs)

each academic year will consist of 13 blocks (28 days)



At Dayton Children’s:

  • PEM fellows conference (weekly)
  • PEM journal club (monthly)
  • Research seminar (monthly)
  • Trauma conference (monthly)
  • PEM radiology conference (monthly)
  • PEM board review (quarterly)
  • Dayton Children's simulation lab (monthly)

Other available conferences at Dayton Children's: 

  • Pediatric grand rounds (weekly)
  • Morbidity & Mortality conference (quarterly)
  • Acute Care Symposium (July/August)

At Miami Valley Hospital:

  • Resident and medical student lectures (weekly)
  • Trauma conference (weekly)
  • Simulation experience at the simulation lab
  • Procedural experience at the cadaver lab


  • PALS instructor
  • SIM lab resident & student educator
  • Resident lectures
  • Grand rounds presentation
  • Annual fellows day


The pediatric emergency medicine fellows will rotate mainly in two sites during the fellowship. 

Dayton Children's Hospital

Dayton Children’s Hospital is a tertiary care referral center and a level I pediatric trauma center treating more than 80,000 children per year, including the critically ill of the Dayton region and beyond. The hospital is staffed by more than 400 physicians in more than 40 subspecialties and is host to a busy PICU and NICU (neonatal intensive care unit). The highly trained and diverse PEM faculty train, supervise and teach residents from various programs including pediatrics, emergency medicine, family medicine, and anesthesia in addition to medical students from Wright State University.

Miami Valley Hospital

The adult emergency medicine, trauma and toxicology rotations will be at Miami Valley Hospital (MVH) , the region's only level I trauma center (3,000 trauma admissions and 500 emergency surgeries/ year). The Shaw Emergency & Trauma Center at MVH is the busiest emergency department in the state of Ohio. MVH is home to multiple residency programs including emergency medicine, surgery and trauma. The fellow will also obtain additional simulation lab experiences at the Premier Health Bioscience and Simulation Center and trauma procedures at the cadaver lab.

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