Component Objectives

Objectives for Teaching Component

  • Participate in the teaching programs of the Department of Emergency medicine. Teaching activities include: resident and student precepting during patient care; lectures; x-ray and case conferences; mock codes and mock trauma; PALS and other pediatric emergency medicine and trauma courses and converences.
  • Become familiar with and be able to teach common principles of injury prevention.
  • Organize ED morbidity and mortality conferences.
  • Help organize and participiate in monthly didactic seminars for fellows on pediatric emergency medicine topics

Objectives for Research Component

  • Complete at least one original research project
  • Ideally, present results from original research at a national meeting
  • Participate in ongoing research seminars, monthly research forums, and journal club meeting of the Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Participate in the writing of a research grant proposal
  • Attend one national professional meeting per year
  • Become familiar with fundamental concepts of study design, epidemiology, biostatistics, scientific writing, research paper presentation, and grant proposal preparation
  • Become familiar with the function of the Insitutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects
  • Complete the online course, CITI Collaborative IRB Training Initiative to gain familiarity with the ethical conduct of research projects and the protection of human subjects
  • Become more proficient in critically reviewing and evaluating the strengths and weaknesses of scientific articles
  • Become more proficient in computer research skills, including word processing, graphics, simple programming, and data management and analysis

Objectives for Administrative Component

  • Become familiar with JCAHO quality assurance requirements for hospital emergency departments
  • Take part in the quality assurance activites of the Department of Emergency Medicine
  • Participate in seminars for pediatric emergency medicine fellows, which will introduce the fellows to concepts, issues and skills related to the administration of an emergency department: e.g., medical-legal issues, managed care, public relations, facilitating group discussions, media relations, budgeting, planning, community MGH services, and child advocacy
  • Serve on a hospital committee or community EMS committee as a representative of the Department of Emergency Medicine