The Pediatric Emergency Medicine division at MU’s Women’s and Children’s Hospital is a new and dynamic program. This program is full of opportunities.
We serve as the training ground for our residents in Emergency Medicine, pediatrics, combined internal medicine and pediatrics, and family medicine.
The pediatric emergency department is staffed by board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians who average more than four years of experience each. The focus here is on providing great care for kids and teaching this to our residents.
Our goal is to help residents make decisions more on clinical evaluation than on laboratory or radiologic exams. The ability to discern sick from not sick is a skill that is best learned with repetitive evaluation of kids.
Thus, we will serve as mentors throughout your residency with an increasing supervisory role. The importance of collaborating with parents as partners in care is also stressed and practiced.