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Pediatric EM Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) fellowship program at the Indiana University School of Medicine will offer fellows from both Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine (EM) backgrounds a challenging and diverse training experience that will provide them with skills necessary to become outstanding academic leaders in the field of pediatric emergency medicine.

Goals & Objectives

  • Provide a clinical rotation infrastructure that allows ample exposure to a spectrum of pediatric ages, complaints and procedures to develop skill in the assessment and management of pediatric medical and surgical emergencies; utilizing a curriculum that includes comprehensive goals, objectives, evaluation and feedback mechanisms.
  • Utilize IUSM PEM, EM-Peds and EM faculty role models to mentor fellows through progressive clinical development while participating in all aspects of the care of acutely ill and injured children. 
  • Provide fellows ample exposure to a didactic educational curriculum relevant to the practice of pediatric  emergency  medicine,  including  topics  specific  to  clinical  disease  as  well  as undifferentiated presentations, research, PEM administration, and teaching.
  • Develop fellows’ academic skill in critical assessment of PEM medical literature, completion of an individual scholarly project supervised by a qualified mentor, and participation in a comprehensive research curriculum.
  • Provide ongoing, timely evaluation processes that allow measurement of and improvements to fellow progress in each of the six core competencies.
  • Maintain a program of training that emphasizes patient safety and house officer well-being.
  • Provide process(es) for ongoing programmatic assessment and improvement through regular evaluation and input by faculty and fellows.

Curriculum

The following are sample block rotation schedules for both graduates of Pediatric and Emergency Medicine Residency Programs.

 

Click here to download roation schedule

Application Information
 

We participate in the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).  We are listed under Pediatric Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine), but are open to residents who have completed either emergency medicine or pediatrics residency training.

Fellowship Team

Fellowship Director

Stephen Cico, MD, MEd

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs & Faculty Development

Fellowship Leadership

Fellowship Coordinator

EM Pediatrics Faculty

Sheryl Allen, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Tyler Arnold, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Gregory Faris, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Blake Froberg, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Susan Hoffert, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Jessica Kanis, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Matt Kuchinski, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Debra Rusk, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
EM/Peds Residency Program Director

Haig Setrakian, MD, EMT

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Sean Thompson, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Brian Wagers, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Anne Whitehead, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Dorothy-Pazdrowska-Chowdhry, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow

Stephen Cico, MD, MEd

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs & Faculty Development

Heather Fleming, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow

Melanie Heniff, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Rose House, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Jen Kersey, MD

Assistant Professor Clinical Emergency Medicine

Kari Lemme, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Heather Saavedra, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Associate Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Cory Showalter, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Medical Director, Riley Emergency Department

Mary Verghese, MD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics

Elizabeth Weinstein, MD

Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics
Deputy Medical Director, Indianapolis EMS

 

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