Pediatric Emergency Medicine

MSC 11 6025
700 Camino de Salud
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Innovation, Discovery and Training Complex

Phone: (505) 272-5062
Fax: (505) 272-6503

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

PEM Fellowship Program

Welcome, the new PEM Fellows, Iluonose Amoni, M.B.B.S. and Nathaniel Link, M.D. beginning July 1st 2016.

View Fellows and Biographies

The University of New Mexico, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, was ACGME approved in 2009 and selected the program's first fellow beginning July 1, 2011. The Fellowship Program is part of the extraordinary growth of Pediatric Emergency Services in New Mexico and at the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque. The PEM fellowship accepts applicants from either pediatric or emergency medicine trained graduates.

The Pediatric Emergency Department opened in the new Barbara and Bill Richardson Pavilion and UNM Children's Hospital on June 9th 2007. This state of the art facility provides the child friendly physical space for an already established pediatric emergency services practice that first opened its doors at the University of New Mexico Hospital in 1994.

The Pediatric ER is located on the first floor of the facility adjacent to the UNMH Main ER and has its own secured waiting room. It is brightly colored with state of the art equipment and 12 private treatment rooms. Full service resuscitation and trauma rooms are available for the severely ill and level 1 pediatric trauma patients.

David Jolley, MD Review

Dr. Jolley also created a list of procedures he has done and a list of diagnoses that he has seen in his first year that is also included on this page

FIRST YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM

Month/ 4 weeks Experience or Rotations
1 Introduction to PEM 100% (C)
2 Introduction to Research 20% C, 80% R
3 PEM 100% (C)
4 Pediatric Anesthesia 100% (C)
5 PEM 100% (C)
6 PEM 100% (C)
7 PEM 100% (C)
8 PICU 100% (C)
9 PEM 100% (C)
10 Pediatric Inpatient 100% (C)
11 PEM 100% (C)
12 Toxicology 100% (C)
13 EMS 100% (C)

SECOND YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM

Month/ 4 weeks Experience or Rotations
1 PEM 100% (C)
2 PEM 100% (C)
3 Research 20% C, 80% R
4 Research 20% C, 80% R
5 Radiology/CART 100% (C)
6 Elective 100% (C)
7 NICU 100% (C)
8 PEM 100% (C)
9 Research 20% C, 80% R
10 Research 20% C, 80% R
11 Research 20% C, 80% R
12 PEM 100% (C)
13 PEM 100% (C)

THIRD YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM

Month/ 4 weeks Experience or Rotations
1 PEM 100% (C)
2 Research 20% C, 80% R
3 Research 20% C, 80% R
4 Research 20% C, 80% R
5 Research 20% C, 80% R
6 Research 20% C, 80% R
7 Research 20% C, 80% R
8 Research 20% C, 80% R
9 Elective 100% (C)
10 Elective 100% (C)
11 PEM 100% (C)
12 PEM 100% (C)
13 PEM 100% (C)

Total number of clinical months 26 (four week blocks)
Total number of research months 13 (four week blocks)

The goal of a subspecialty residency (fellowship) program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) is to produce physicians who are clinically proficient in the practice of pediatric emergency medicine, especially in the management of the acutely ill or injured child, in the setting of an emergency department (ED) that is approved as a 911 receiving facility or its equivalent and has an emergency medical services system.

PEM Fellowship Goals and Objectives

Table of Contents
To view the goals and objectives for individual rotations select the rotation from the Table of Contents below:

  1. Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM)
  2. Anesthesia Rotation
  3. Adult Emergency Medicine and Trauma Rotation
  4. Pediatric Critical Care
  5. Toxicology
  6. Emergency Medical Services(EMS)/Prehospital Care
  7. Neonatal Intensive Care
  8. General Inpatient Ward
  9. Child Abuse and Neglect (CART)
  10. Pediatric Radiology

The PEM fellowship is an ACGME accredited program for pediatric and emergency medicine trained physicians.

  • We participate in the (ERAS) Electronic Residency Application System and will be processing all applications electronically.
  • Completed applications must be received by September 1.
  • Interviews conducted by invitation only.
  • We encourage interested residents to rotate in our pediatric emergency department, but this is not required for an interview or to match here!
  • We require 3 letters of recommendation.

Applications will be accepted in the summer of 2014 for the PEM fellowship positions beginning July 1, 2015. The deadline will be September 1, 2014.

For more information contact:

Rebecca Fastle, M.D.
Director PEM Fellowship
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
RFastle@salud.unm.edu

University of New Mexico
MSC11 6025
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 272-5062
FAX: (505) 272-6503

Salaries for fellows are as below. This may be subject to change.

Salary for 2010-2011:

  • HO IV - $52,197
  • HO V - $54,464
  • HO VI - $56,474
  • Health care coverage for housestaff and their dependents is available through Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Care or referrals obtained from a UNM primary care provider at the UNM Health Sciences Center require no deductible or co-payment for most services, including hospitalizations.
  • Life Insurance - The University carries $75,000 group life coverage on housestaff. The policy contains an accidental death and dismemberment component in addition.
  • Dental insurance.
  • Long term disability insurance.
  • Professional Liability Insurance ("per occurrence" type).
  • Meal allowance for on-call days.
  • University of New Mexico graduate student classification, including a UNM ID card and reduced prices for athletic and cultural events at the University.
  • Computer availability in the Fellowship Office.
  • 3 weeks paid vacation each year.
  • 1 week of educational leave per year with funding available to attend conferences.

See more highlights of benefits below:

LEAVE

ANNUAL All housestaff earn 21 days of annual leave per contract year (15 week days, 6 weekend days)
SICK All housestaff earn 21 days of sick leave per contract year.
MATERNITY/PATERNITY All house officers earn 14 days of maternity or paternity leave per contract year.
FAMILY Family leave comprises available annual and sick leave, with further leave of absence without pay possible to bring total to 4 months. Health insurance premiums are paid by UNM during months taken as leave without pay during approved family leave.
EDUCATIONAL Five days paid leave to present papers, take exams, or attend educational seminars may be granted with advance approval per contract year.
PROFESSIONAL Paid leave of up to five days per residency for the purpose of interviewing for professional employment or other medical training. Five additional days may be granted on merit by the dept.
CATASTROPHIC LEAVE Catastrophic leave must be approved and requested in writing. It is to be used after sick and annual leaves are exhausted and offers opportunity for continued pay status not to exceed sixty (60) days.
HOLIDAYS New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year's Eve.

INSURANCE

HEALTH

Health care coverage for housestaff and their dependents is available through Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Care or referrals obtained from a UNM primary care provider at the UNM Health Sciences Center require no deductible or co-payment for most services, including hospitalizations.

The resident's share of the premium for this flexible plan, which can be used alternately as a PPO and as a traditional indemnity plan involving deductibles and co-payments is $77.14 per month for individual coverage and $223.73 per month for family coverage while participating in the residency program.

The plan may be continued for up to 18 months past the end of residency training, in which case the insured pays the entire monthly premiums.

Employee contribution subject to annual change based on cost.
DISABILITY Disability insurance is provided to housestaff. Monthly shared cost is $1.53 per month for trainees. After 90 days of disability, the plan pays 60% of salary up to age 65, up to a policy maximum. This plan can be converted to an individual policy upon termination with the University.
LIFE The University carries $75,000 group life coverage on housestaff. The policy contains an accidental death and dismemberment component in addition. The cost to residents is $1.83 per month shared cost.
DENTAL Dental insurance is available for housestaff and their dependents. Individual coverage costs the house officer is $7.11 per month. Family coverage cost $19.02 per month.
VISION Vision coverage is available for Housestaff and eligible dependents. Individual cover is $1.17 per month while family cover is $2.51 per month.
PROFESSIONAL
LIABILITY

While engaged in a residency program activities, housestaff are covered by the State of New Mexico Risk Management Division, pursuant to the New Mexico Tort Claims Act, Section 41-4-1 et seq., NMSA 1978. Insurance of the per occurrence type will be provided under that act. This does not extend to moonlighting activities.

MISCELLANEOUS

403 (b) PLAN Voluntary tax-deferred salary reduction plan available.
HEPATITIS B VACCINE Available at no cost to housestaff.
NM EDUCATORS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION Eligible for membership, branch office close to hospital.
EDUCATIONAL FUNDS A minimum of $450 per year for academic purposes.
PARKING Available at reduced rates of $40 yr in University Hospital lots.
TUITION REMISSION Reimbursement for up to 8 hrs (4 Summer) for academic credit in health related field for professional development upon successful completion.
WORK OUT FACILITIES Tennis, golf, pool and gym facilities are available to housestaff and dependents.
UNIFORMS White coats and laundry service provided by UH central supply.
UNION UNM is a member of the Committee of Interns and Residents  http://www.cirseiu.org

Rebecca Fastle, M.D.
Director PEM Fellowship
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

University of New Mexico
MSC11 6025
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001

Phone: (505) 272-5062
FAX: (505) 272-6503