UCSF medical students and residents in pediatrics and emergency medicine have dedicated pediatric training experiences while working in the Emergency Department. Their curriculum and training is focused on learning a systematic and complete approach to evaluating children who have unexplored complaints. The pediatric emergency medicine experience focuses on strengthening communication with families, strengthening physical examination skills, learning the judicious use of diagnostic tests, and working efficiently in a fast-paced environment. This experience also focuses on skills vital to the treatment of serious medical problems and on the rapid stabilization of patients with life-threatening illness.