Utah PEM-GH fellows are with the University of Utah PEM Division for 4 years total. They complete their ABP and ACGME competency-based PEM fellowship requirements in 3 years and are eligible to sit for the PEM board exam. Please see the sample block schedule below. After the third year, Utah PEM-GH fellows are credentialed to see patients at Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) Emergency Department (ED) in Salt Lake City. Global Health activities indicated in the sample block schedule for years 1 to 3 include time for coursework, fieldwork, and research. These global health activities are incorporated throughout the entire four-year experience.
Sample Block Schedule
For years 1-3, the PEM-GH fellow completes all PEM requirements. Global Health blocks are used for fieldwork, formal coursework, and global health-related research. Fellows spend 4-6 months during years 1-3 doing fieldwork, depending on individual fellow needs. The remainder of global health blocks are used to complete formal global health related coursework and/or research, depending on individual fellow needs. PEM-GH fellows spend no more than two consecutive months abroad during years 1-3.
|Year 1||Year 2||Year 3|
|Sep||Anesthesia 3 weeks/PEM 1 week||PEM||PEM|
|Nov||PEM 2 weeks/PICU 2 weeks||PEM||PEM|
|Jan||SHF 2 weeks/PEM 2 weeks||PEM||PEM|
|Feb||PICU 2 weeks/PEM 2 weeks||PEM||Adult EM|
|Mar||PEM/Global Health||Global Health||PEM|
|Apr||Global Health||PEM/Global Health||PEM|
|Jun||PEM||Global Health||Global Health|
The fourth year of the Utah PEM-GH experience would be as follows:
- 75% (0.75 FTE) PEM instructor faculty with associated clinical requirement (9 months clinical, 13 shifts per month)
- 25% (0.25 FTE) global health – mix of clinical, research, and time to complete coursework per individual needs.