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Pediatric Fellowship Educational Series

Three Year Core Curriculum


This educational series has been developed by the Committee on Fellowship Education to address areas  of scholarly interest common to all pediatric fellows.  Over 75 sub-specialized physicians in training will attend 5-6 half-day seminars spread across their 3 years of fellowship. Attendance is mandatory and the trainee is excused from clinical responsibilities. In addition to providing core educational material, these sessions allow trainees in different disciplines and throughout the department to meet and interact with one another in an informal and collegial environment.

Co-chairs of the Committee

Thomas Parker, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Training Program in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Jennifer Barker, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Training Program in Pediatric Endocrinology
University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

Members of the Committee

J. Lindsey Lane, BM BCh
Professor & Vice Chair for Medical Education

Angela S. Czaja, MD, MSc
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Training Program in Pediatric Critical Care

Eric Sommers, MBA
Director of Medical Education
Children’s Hospital Colorado

Michael Baca
Pediatric Fellowship Education Coordinator

Fellow Members

Colleen Wood, MD - 3rd Year - Endocrinology
Cathy Lee-Miller, MD - 3rd Year - Hematology/Oncology
Christopher McKinney, MD - 3rd Year - Hematology/Oncology
Deborah Liptzin, MD - 3rd Year - Pulmonary Medicine
Sarah Stack, MD - 2nd Year - Cardiology

Questions can be directed to

Michael Baca
Mentoring Scholarship & Fellowship Education Coordinator
Medical Education Office
Children's Hospital Colorado
13123 E. 16th Ave, B-158
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Phone:(720) 777-4804


Session 1

Evidence-Based Medicine I
Applying to COMIRB
Mentorship: Obligations and Expectations
Loan Repayment

Session 2

Evidence-Based Medicine II
Research Informatics
Cultural Awareness
Death and Dying
Teaching Techniques

Session 3

How to Monitor and Improve Quality in Medical Practice
Writing and Submitting a Grant Proposal
Scientific Writing - Part 1

Session 4

Biomedical Ethics
Scientific Writing - Part 2
The Process of Finding a Job
The Job Search: Panel Discussion

Session 5

Academic Portfolio and Promotion
Negotiating a Physician Contract
Personal Finance
Personal and Professional Balance

Supplemental Activities

Introduction to Fellowship Training
Biostatistics for Clinicians: A Short Course
Fellows as Teachers
Pediatric Spring Poster Session