Consensus development of a pediatric emergency medicine clerkship curriculum.


INTRODUCTION: As emergency medicine (EM) has become a more prominent feature in the clinical years of medical school training, national EM clerkship curricula have been published to address the need to standardize students' experiences in the field. However, current national student curricula in EM do not include core pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) concepts. METHODS: A workgroup was formed by the Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine and the Pediatric Interest Group of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine to develop a consensus on the content to be covered in EM and PEM student courses. RESULTS: The consensus is presented with the goal of outlining principles of pediatric emergency care and prioritizing students' exposure to the most common and life-threatening illnesses and injuries. CONCLUSION: This consensus curriculum can serve as a guide to directors of PEM and EM courses to optimize PEM knowledge and skills education.





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Askew, Kim L, Debra Weiner, Charles Murphy, Myto Duong, James Fox, Sean Fox, James C O'Neill, Milan Nadkarni, et al. (2014). Consensus development of a pediatric emergency medicine clerkship curriculum. West J Emerg Med, 15(6). pp. 647–651. 10.5811/westjem.2014.4.20007 Retrieved from

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James Walter Fox

Professor of Pediatrics

Dr. Fox is a clinician-educator whose clinical practice is based in the Duke Pediatric Emergency Department.  His educational efforts are directed at learners across the medical education spectrum: from medical, nurse practitioner, and physician assistant students to residents/fellow to experienced clinicians.  In addition to teaching about clinical entities he commonly encounters on a day-to-day basis in the Pediatric emergency department, Dr. Fox has special interests in clinical decision-making (specifically the transition from novice to expert thinking), diagnostic errors, and evidence-based clinical practice.  

Dr. Fox enjoys delivering interactive teaching sessions on these topics and looks to collaborate with others interested in these topics as well.

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