Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) is a branch of medicine that provides highly specialized, acute health care to children of all ages and developmental levels.
PEM provides the opportunity to see a wide variety of medical problems, perform multiple procedures, and use critical care skills. The PEM specialist is both dedicated to and well situated for advancing the science of our field through multidisciplinary and translational research.
Ours is a subspecialty that appreciates quality of life outside of work, and at the University of Alberta, we encourage and support our staff to strive for work-life harmony. PEM offers flexible hours and a great variety of patients.
The Stollery Children’s Hospital offers the only accredited specialized pediatric emergency department (ED) in central and northern Alberta. With a referral base from the northern half of Alberta, as well as two territories and northeastern British Columbia, we serve a large and diverse population.
The Stollery Children’s Hospital ED treated just over 27,000 patients last year. Approximately 15 per cent of these emergency patients require admission to hospital, which allows our learners exposure to much higher acuity than most centres. With our emergency department expansion completed in 2012, we now have double the number of patient care spaces.