Department of Pediatrics


The training and education for the PEM fellow will be individualized to accomplish the clinical, educational and research goals and objectives clearly set at the beginning of each year of training. Our goal is to train the PEM fellow to be able to practice independently during the third 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 institute of health care 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)

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3
Pediatric EM 8 Pediatric EM 7 Pediatric EM 2
Adult Em 1 Adult Em 1 Adult Em 1
Trauma 1 PICU 1 Research** 8
PICU 1 Anesthesiology 1/2 Elective 2
Anesthesiology 1/2 Child Abuse 1/2 Toxicology


Child Abuse 1/2 Elective 2    
Ortho 1 Toxicology 1    

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

Research ** - During the first two years, the fellow will be given protected time during the pediatric emergency medicine rotations to enable research and academic endeavors. In the final year (third year) of fellowship, the PEM fellow will have eight dedicated months for research to ensure adequate time for completion of their research/scholarly activity.


Two-year Sample Curriculum

(for graduates from emergency medicine residency programs)

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

Year 1 Year 2
Pediatric EM 7 Pediatric EM 7


1 Elective 5
Toxicology 1    
Anesthesiology 1    
Child Abuse 1    
Ortho 1    




At Dayton Children’s Hospital (DCH):

Fellowship ( required)

  • PEM fellows conference (weekly)
  • PEM journal club (monthly)
  • Research meeting (quarterly)
  • Trauma conference (monthly)
  • PEM radiology conference (monthly)
  • PEM board review (quarterly)

Other available conferences at DCH:

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

At Miami Valley Hospital :

  • Resident conference (weekly)
  • Trauma conference (weekly)
  • Simulation experience at simulation lab
  • Procedural experience at cadaver lab


  • PALS instructor
  • SIM lab resident & student educator
  • Resident lectures
  • Grand rounds presentation
  • Annual fellow’s day
Last edited on 10/14/2021.