Children’s Hospital Colorado and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine partner to provide pediatric medical education programs for medical students, physician assistants, residents, fellows, and faculty - both full-time and volunteer clinical faculty.
OUR MISSION STATEMENT - Promote and support life-long learning of healthcare professionals caring for children and families through high quality education, innovation and educational scholarship.
OUR VISION STATEMENT - We will be recognized leaders in medical education, improving the lives of children and families through the education of health care professionals.
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NEWS and EVENTS
Jacqueline Glover, PhD, and Brian Jackson, MD, were among the authors of an article in the December 11th JAMA Pediatrics that raised ethical considerations about the use of an expensive drug to treat spinal muscular atrophy. The article, “Ethical Challenges Confronted When Providing Nusinersen Treatment for Spinal Muscular Atrophy,” examines key questions about cost, limited evidence, informed consent, treatment allocation, fair distribution of responsibilities, and transparency with stakeholders.
Marsha Anderson, MD, was appointed to the Strategic Plan Committee for the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting. She was also appointed as Chair of the Enhancing Mentoring Committee for the Association of Pediatric Program Directors to develop recommendations to achieve the strategic plan's mentoring goal.
The office of Medical Education will be updating the medical student curriculum by merging two “threads” that had been woven throughout the four years of the students’ education. The Culturally Effective Medicine thread and the Medicine and Society thread will be combined into the Culture, Health, Equity and Society thread, with Rita Lee, MD, associate professor of medicine, and Paritosh Kaul, MD, associate professor of pediatrics, as co-directors. The opportunity to strengthen aspects of our curriculum that focus on culturally effective medicine, disparities, health care systems and access, and health care costs were identified by task force work done in preparation for the reaccrediting process by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.
On April 4th, 2017, the I-PASS Study Group (L. Barry Seltz, Amy Tyler, Douglas Scudamore, Ann Boyer, Kimberly O'Hara, Justin Lockwood, Maren Boehnke, Jillian Cotter, and Christina Osborne) received the Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award. This award is given out annually by the Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.
At the Spring Poster Session during the May 19, 2018 Grand Rounds, 46 pediatrics residents and two pediatrics neurology residents were either first author or co-author on a research poster.