The Section of Emergency Medicine at the University of Chicago Comer Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Department, is committed to providing the highest quality of patient care to meet the immediate and specialized need of acutely ill or injured children and their families. The Pediatric Emergency Department, the only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center on the southeast side of Chicago, treats 30,000 patients each year, including hundreds with complex trauma injuries. With our faculty and clinical associates at the helm, an interdisciplinary team of surgical specialists, nurses, social workers, technicians, child life specialists and chaplains work together to swiftly triage and provide compassionate care, information and resources to patients and patients’ families.
Along with providing exemplary patient care, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty is dedicated to furthering the advancement of their specialty through research, academic pursuits, their own education and teaching the next generations of emergency medicine physicians.
The section’s faculty organize monthly continuing education lectures that feature a content expert lecture on a specific aspect, new research or best practice in the specialty. Valuing the rich academic community of Chicago, the faculty frequently invite local content experts to share their scholarship and forte. In turn, the faculty frequently give lectures at neighboring institutions.
In addition to sharing scholarship among faculty, residents from four programs rotate in the Comer Children’s Pediatric Emergency Department: University of Chicago Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Medicine, John H. Stroger Jr., Hospital of Cook County Emergency Medicine, Resurrection Health Care Emergency Medicine. Medical students from the Pritzker School of Medicine also spend time in the Pediatric Emergency Department. In addition to students and residents, the Section hosts a growing fellowship. In July of 2014, a third Pediatric Emergency Fellow will be added to the ranks.
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