The Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine resident elective at PM Pediatrics is a unique opportunity for the pediatric resident to explore the emerging field of academic Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine. Pediatric Urgent Care Medicine bridges the gap between the lower acuity visits of the primary care setting and the high acuity visits normally seen in an emergency department. At PM Pediatrics, we see a wide array of illness and injury, including: febrile illness, ENT infections, respiratory illness (status asthmaticus, pneumonia, croup, etc.), GI pathology, as well as musculoskeletal and head trauma. We have on-site lab, digital x-ray, PO and IV meds, and the ability to give IV Fluids if needed.
The elective consists of clinical shifts and didactics, including lectures and workshops. The majority of education during the elective will be during their clinical shifts at PM Pediatrics, where the resident can focus on the evidence-based diagnosis and treatment of acute illness and injury, as well as practice the tenets of service excellence. During their clinical shifts the resident will receive individualized attention and education from a senior provider preceptor. Residents will also be exposed to a diverse array of procedures including: suturing, abscess drainage, foreign body removal (Ear, nose, and subcutaneous), urine catheterization, and IV placement/phlebotomy.
Pediatric residents in their PGY-2 or PGY-3 years are eligible to participate in the elective for either a two or four-week period. Residents will be scheduled to work with us based on their availability between the hours of 12 pm and 12 am, Monday through Friday. Residents may rotate at 1-2 of our multiple locations in NY, NJ, CT, MA, MD, VA (and currently expanding to other regions) based on their regional preference.
If you are interested in setting up an elective at PM Pediatrics, please contact our resident coordinator by completing the form below:
Kristin Olsen, MD
Director of Pediatric Urgent Care Resident Elective, PM Pediatrics