Amanda L Bogie, MD

After seven postgraduate years of training,  three years of Pediatric Residency, a 4th year as Pediatric Chief Resident in Oklahoma, followed by a 3 year Pediatric Emergency Medicine(PEM) Fellowship at the Children’s Medical Center, Dallas UTSW in 2001, I returned to my home town of OKC. Being one of only 3 BC Fellowship PEM physicians, I. found myself in need of others with expertise in the practice of PEM.   Over the next many years I became very familiar with  the ACGME syntax and mnemonics, particularly the Program Information Form, aka the PIF.  For those of you old enough to remember, the PIF was an exhaustive written manual on your purposed residency application, worthy of . Accepting the position of Fellowship Director in 2009, and Section Chief in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2011, I was challenged to change the environment to support an academically focused Section. Placing Research as a priority was a necessity, to support the fellowship program, and to advance the science behind our current practice, placing the University of Oklahoma into a competitive arena to study and practice medicine. As a Tertiary Care Hospital and Academic program, we must pursue, “best clinical practice”, supported by sound bench, translational and clinical research. I aggressively sought out research opportunities progressing to federally funded research grants supporting a robust array of research administrators and support staff. Since assuming the section leadership, our Emergency Department has grown from a volume of 25,000 patients and 4 faculty to almost 50,000 patients, and 24 faculty and 9 fellows. This unprecedented growth, has brought both challenges and opportunities, stimulating the need for creative ideas to further support both the clinical and academic arenas. I recruited funding for the John H Stuemky Endowed Professorship in PEM to support the educational component. Additionally, both EMSC and Child Abuse Pediatrics programs are housed within the Section, offering untapped and limitless research opportunities, recognized as high priority areas by the NIH. Furthermore, we are working with the Undergraduate College of Arts and Sciences to develop the first Pediatric Clinical Research Minor at our Institution and establishing a Volunteer Student Research experience.