The University of Maryland Emergency Medicine and Pediatric combined residency was inaugurated in 1994.
The objectives of this program are as follows:
Two residents are accepted for this 5-year program each year. If taken separately, training in the two disciplines would normally take 6 years to complete. Individuals successfully completing this program are eligible for certification by both the American Board of Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. Currently there are only three combined emergency medicine and pediatric residency programs in the country. Applicants to our combined program truly have a passion for both specialties. This is easily recognizable in our residents who bring a strong sense of balance to each program through the blending of acute care knowledge and procedural skills with a family centered and child friendly approach to patient care.
Training is divided equally between the two specialties. Assignment to pediatrics and emergency medicine in 3-to 6-month intervals gives our residents experience with the seasonal variation of illnesses - an important aspect of pediatric practice. The training experience encompasses all aspects of pediatrics and emergency medicine, from the EDs, MICU, and Shock Trauma to the NICU, PICU, and outpatient pediatric clinics. Since its inception, our program has graduated 15 individuals board eligible in pediatrics and emergency medicine. Approximately half of our graduates have gone into academic positions, and the other half have gone on to community practice.
Leaders in Education. The additional knowledge base obtained through the study of two medical specialties allows our residents to become active educators of junior residents and medical students both in pediatrics and in emergency medicine. This process encourages many of our graduates to become academic and community educators on the local, regional, and national levels.
Some of the recent educational awards received by graduates of our combined EM/PEDS residency are listed below.
The program directors for the individual training programs in pediatrics and emergency medicine, Erin Guidice, M.D. and Michael Bond, M.D., respectively, oversee the combined emergency medicine and pediatric training program. Both faculty members are certified by their respective Boards. Bridging the two disciplines is the Co-Program Director Dr. Rose Chasm who completed training at the UMMS combined Emergency Medicine and Pediatric residency in 2006 and is board certified in emergency medicine and pediatrics.
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