Pediatrics Curriculum Map for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows from the Children’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts

Critical Care and Resuscitation

Adolescent Medicine and Gynecology, and Obstetrics

Allergy and Immunology


Behavioral and Developmental Pediatrics and Child Abuse

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Surgery


  • Normal dental development and care
  • Indications for emergent dental consultation
  • Indications for outpatient dental consultation

Dermatology and Burns


Emergency Medical System and Transport Medicine

  • Organization of local emergency medical systems
  • Ore-hospital care
    • Access
    • Limitations of providers
    • Transportation systems
  • Availability of trauma centers and other centers capable of providing care for critically ill children
  • How to arrange transport to another facility
  • Physician responsibilities and Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act regulations (EMTALA, i.e. anti-dumping laws)
  • Indications for fixed wing versus rotary wing transport vehicles
  • Transport physiology
  • Knowledge of emergency medical services skills and emergency medical services protocols

Environmental Injuries


Genetics, Metabolism and Molecular Medicine

Hematology and Oncology

Infectious Diseases


Nephrology / Urology





Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)


Pediatric Surgery


  • Common drug reactions
  • Drug interactions
  • Cardiac, renal, or hepatic disease impact on drug administration and ability to make proper adjustments

Plastic Surgery

  • Wounds or lacerations that may be repaired by the emergency medicine physician, but requires plastic surgery follow-up
  • Wounds or lacerations requiring plastic surgery
    • Auricular lacerations
    • Complex lacerations over the face/lip
    • Nasal ala lacerations
  • Complications of laceration repair and appropriate discharge and follow-up instructions






Trauma – Emergency Medicine, Critical Care, and Surgery

Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Management of Biological, Chemical, and Radiation Hazards


  • Administrative
    • Managing the clinical emergency department
      • Administrating the emergency department
      • Managerial skills
      • Regulatory groups
        • Scheduling divisional shifts
          • Quality assurance issues
          • The financial side of the emergency department
          • Basics of the budget and understanding payments
          • Billing and elements of successful quality improvment
  • Career Planning
    • How to look for a job
    • Choosing the right job for the person
    • How to read a contract
    • How to ensure benefits/adequate malpractice insurance
  • Child Advocacy
  • Developing long-life skills
    • Anticipating advancement
    • Continuing education
    • Evaluation of published information
    • Maintaining skills and knowledge
  • Medical Ethics
  • Health Care Economics and Cost Containment
  • Navigating the medico-legal system
    • Professional organizations
      • Structure, function, and benefits
    • Referral calls
      • Research methodology
        • Basics of research design
          • Case control studies
          • Cohort studies
          • Meta-analysis
          • Randomized clinical trials
          • Power and sample size calculations
          • Retrospective vs. prospective
        • Knowledge of basic statistical methods
          • Sensitivity and specificity
          • Parametric and non-parametric tests
          • Regression
        • Ability to conduct a retrospective or prospective study to completion
        • Ability to critically review journals and presentations
      • Teaching/Examination
        • Developing effective teaching methods
          • Bedside teaching
          • Large group teaching
          • Small group
          • Ream building strategies
          • Developing lecture style teaching methods
          • Preparation for board certification