Five-Year Curriculum

The Guidelines for Combined EM & Peds training have been set by the American Board of Pediatrics in conjunction with the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Further explanation can be found here.

To meet these guidelines and fulfill all of the requirements for Emergency Medicine and General Pediatrics board certifications, we have assembled our curriculum to integrate rotations in both EM and Pediatrics. Our block grid mirrors the experiences and graduated responsibility of both our categorical EM and categorical Pediatric residencies as our residents are functionally EM residents on EM rotations and Pediatric residents on Pediatric rotations. Together, these experiences culminate in expertise in pediatric emergency medicine.

Some nuances to the EM & Peds curriculum are listed below:

  • Categorical residents promote at the end of each academic year (i.e. Pediatrics level 1 to Pediatrics level 2, EM 1 to EM 2) once the required rotations for that year are complete. However, combined residents promote only after completing all required rotations in each discipline. This means that combined residents tend to promote to PL 2 and EM 2 halfway through the 2nd year (18 months of intern-level rotations) and to PL 3 and EM 3 at the end of the 3rd year (after 18 months of junior-level rotations).
  • To integrate the curricula of the two programs, residents will switch every 2-5 months between Pediatric and EM rotations. This allows for seasonal variation and prevents gaps in experience between the two programs.
  • For the first year, residents split evenly between EM and Pediatrics with 6 1/2 blocks each. Thereafter, residents will alternate between 7 EM blocks/6 Pediatrics blocks and 6 EM blocks/7 Pediatrics blocks. 
  • Residents will have a pediatric continuity clinic every week while on Pediatric rotations, but will not have clinic while on EM rotations.