The Emergency Medicine Residency training program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, provides an excellent training experience in the care of acutely ill and injured children. The pediatric experience for Emergency Medicine residents at Mayo Clinic is multifaceted with dedication to formal teaching environments as well as an excellent bedside clinical experience to provide program graduates with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide excellent care to children and their families.
As part of the Mayo Clinic Model of Care, the needs of the pediatric patient also come first in the Department of Emergency Medicine. A commitment to a child- and family-focused approach to the care of children has been made with ongoing efforts for improvement over time. Team members dedicated to meet the unique needs of the pediatric patient and their families provide an excellent environment for the emergency medicine trainee, who is an integral part of the care of children as part of a comprehensive team of resident, nursing, respiratory therapy, child life, and pharmacy members.
The pediatric care environment
A dedicated physical space has been carefully planned to provide a patient- and family-centered approach for the care of pediatric patients. A 12-bed pediatric care unit including a pediatric resuscitation bay has been created to allow for the timely care of children.
Pediatric emergency medicine faculty
As important as physical space, a dedicated group of consultant physicians oversees the care of pediatric patients in the department and are committed to the education of Emergency Medicine trainees as well as residents in Pediatrics and Family Medicine. The consultant staff have a variety of training backgrounds but include those trained in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Medicine specialties. These faculty members are committed to provide an excellent training experience for all the learners rotating in the department. They serve as general mentors for emergency medicine trainees and are also committed to provide specific mentorship as it relates to research and quality improvement activities for pediatric-focused projects.