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Pediatric Emergency Medicine – ACMC

Updated: 7/29/19

Students must have completed all of the M3 Core Clerkships.

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine elective will provide comprehensive clinical experience in acute management of various urgent care concerns for pediatric patients, initial treatment and stabilization, and management/transfer.

Upon completion of the elective the student will be able to:

  • Perform an accurate and complete history and physical exam, with the primary focus being Pediatric Emergency Medicine (i.e. evaluation of vital signs, mental status, cardiopulmonary status)
  • Learn to develop and execute a management plan for patients, including diagnostic workup and specific treatment options in the field of Pediatric Emergency Medicine for both acute and chronic disorders
  • Evaluate and obtain better understanding of Pediatric EKGs
  • Evaluate newborn with fever
  • Learn to assess and manage patients with: Chest Pain, Syncope, GI Bleed, Asthma Exacerbation, Abdominal Pain, Sickle Cell Disease, approach to Medically Complex Children with conditions such as Cerebral Palsy, Congenital Heart Disease, Aspiration, Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia, Arrythmias, Extreme Prematurity History, Diabetes, Autism, Syndromes, and Developmental Delay
  • Understand usage of subspecialty services
  • Understand admission and discharge criteria
  • Be able to retrieve and assimilate specific evidence and knowledge into their patient care activities
  • Be able to effectively interact in a consistently professional and empathetic manner with patient’s familes and medical personnel
  • Understand how to partner with health care managers, social workers, and other providers to assess, coordinate, and improve overall quality of health care
  • All competencies of Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice Based Learning, Communication, Professionalism, and Systems-Based Practice will be consistently addressed by meeting the above learning objectives.

Sarah Herron D.O.
Omar Sawlani M.D.
William Schroeder D.O

The student will receive ongoing daily bedside teaching

  • three didactic lectures/week
  • one conference/week
  • daily case reviews

Performance is reviewed by the attending physicians on the Pediatric Emergency Medicine service

Administrative Information Heading link

  • Program Number

    ELEC 890

  • Program Contacts

    Program Director: Sarah Herron, D.O, FAAP, Sonali Mehta, M.D., FAAP

    Coordinator:  Tammi Bauske
    Telephone: 708-684-5682

  • Program Information

    Location: Advocate Christ – Hope Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Development

    Duration: 4 weeks
    Night Call: No
    Weekends: Yes
    Students Accepted:  Max. 2
    Housestaff Used as Faculty:  No
    Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 10
    Laboratory: 1
    Independent Study:  3
    Outpatient:  40
    Inpatient: 0
    Total Hours/Week:  40-45

  • Reporting Instructions

    Please review this website prior to your first day.

    4440 West 95th Street, Oak Lawn, IL 60453