Medical Education and Training

Medical Students

Medical students at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital at all points during their medical school experience: as doctoring students in their preclinical years , during third year Pediatrics clinical clerkship, and during longitudinal ambulatory clerkships.

Students interested in a more comprehensive experience may elect to do a one-month sub-internship in either Pediatric Emergency Medicine or Emergency Medicine; highlighted by shifts at Hasbro paired with PEM Attending’s and fellows. The sub-internship will include small group, hands-on workshops on splinting, suturing, and basic procedures, as well as didactic sessions with Pediatric Emergency Medicine faculty. Students seeking additional information may contact Gregory Lockhart, MD at [email protected]. For more information about the AMS 3rd year experience contact Lynne Palmisciano, MD.

PEM Faculty serve as preceptors and mentors to medical students at The Alpert Medical School of Brown University through the Doctoring Course and the Longitudinal Ambulatory Clerkship.


A variety of resident programs at Brown University incorporate pediatric emergency medicine into their curriculum through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, including residents in PediatricsEmergency Medicine, and Family Medicine. Residents have opportunities to partake in common emergency procedures, such as splinting or suturing, and actively participate in medical and trauma resuscitations.  Senior pediatric and emergency residents may become credentialed in pediatric sedation. All residents rotating through the pediatric emergency department become PALS certified and participate in a multiyear pediatric airway curriculum.

Emergency medicine residents gain experience in caring for pediatric illness and injury throughout their 4 years of residency training. In a “bolus and drip” model of longitudinal PEM training, there are two monthlong pediatric rotations (“boluses”) in the first two years, followed by regular PED shifts throughout years 3 and 4. PGY-2 EM residents participate in Pediatric EM with Follow-Up (PEMFU), an innovative curriculum involving care for patients in the pediatric ED, with guided follow-up with mentorship from experienced PEM physicians.

The PEM experience covers the range of childhood illnesses including physician and hospital referrals, common childhood maladies, fulminant child and adolescent conditions and pediatric trauma and resuscitation. Residents external to Brown who are interested in organizing a rotation in pediatric emergency medicine may contact Tammy Ward at [email protected].

Nurse Practitioner Students

The Hasbro Children's Hospital ED is a training site for local nurse practitioner students. A team of 7 Pediatric and Family nurse practitioners welcome nurse practitioner students for clinical rotations. Nurse practitioner clinical instructors provide mentorship and foster students' education in treating children with acute illnesses. Those interested in arranging a rotation may contact Mary Sette, NP at [email protected].

PEMPED Program

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Extender Development program is a recently developed sister program to the Emergency Medicine Physician Extender Development (EMPED) program through UEMF/Department of Emergency Medicine . This program trains physician assistants and nurse practitioners to become astute clinicians in pediatric emergency medicine. As part of the 12-month clinical curriculum, EMPED students rotate through the Pediatric Emergency Department at Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and receive one-on-one instruction with Pediatric Advanced Practice Providers and PEM Faculty, rotate through the HCH Clinical decision unit (CDU), community pediatric primary care settings and the Aubin Center, the Hasbro Children’s Hospital child protection program.