Supplement to the IFEM Model Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Specialists Paediatric Considerations

In 2010, the International Federation for Emergency Medicine (IFEM) published the article “Model Curriculum for Emergency Medicine Specialists”.[1] The aim of that document was to provide a graduate medical curriculum framework for emergency medicine specialist training that countries could use as a resource to develop their own curricula and training programs. The “Model Curriculum” contains overarching learning outcomes expected of a competent emergency physician.

The IFEM Paediatric Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group (PEMSIG) created this document as a supplement to the IFEM Model curriculum document, recognizing the specialized care required for paediatric patients. While most emergency physicians will have exposure to paediatric patients during their training, incorporation of these additional paediatric skills and competencies will ideally translate into better care for children presenting with emergency conditions. On the other hand, paediatric trainees may have the opportunity to rotate through the emergency department and can harness their exposure to trauma and resuscitation management to build on their acute care skills. The purpose of this document is to establish a basic curriculum geared towards clinicians and emergency practitioners when treating children.