Medical Education

Medical Students

Medical students at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital during their third year Pediatrics clinical clerkship. Students interested in a more comprehensive experience may elect to do a one-month sub-internship in either Pediatric Emergency Medicine or Emergency Medicine. The sub-internship will include small group, hands-on workshops on splinting, suturing, and basic procedures, as well as didactic sessions with Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty. Students seeking additional information may contact Gregory Lockhart, MD at GLockhart@lifespan.org.

PEM Faculty serve as preceptors and mentors to medical students at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University through the Doctoring Course and the Longitudinal Ambulatory Clerkship.

Residents

A variety of resident programs at Brown University incorporate pediatric emergency medicine into their curriculum through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, including Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Family Medicine. Residents have opportunities to partake in common ER procedures, such as splinting or suturing, and actively participate in medical and trauma resuscitations.  Senior pediatric and emergency residents may become credentialed in pediatric sedation.

The PEM experience covers the range of childhood illnesses including physician and hospital referrals, common childhood maladies, fulminantly ill children and pediatric traumas. External residents interested in organizing a rotation may contact Tammy Ward at tward@lifespan.org.

Nurse Practitioner Students

The Hasbro Children's Hospital ED is a training site for local nurse practitioner students. A team of 6 pediatric nurse practitioners welcome NP students for clinical rotations. Nurse practitioner clinical instructors provide mentorship and foster students' education in treating children with acute illnesses. Those interested in arranging a rotation may contact Mary Sette, NP at msette@lifespan.org.

EMPED

The Emergency Medicine Physician Extender Development (EMPED) program through UEMF/Department of Emergency Medicine trains physician assistants and nurse practitioners to become astute clinicians in emergency medicine. As part of the 12-month clinical curriculum, EMPED students rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and receive one-on-one instruction with Pediatric Mid-Level Providers and PEM Faculty.