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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

Jennifer Barker, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Training Program in Pediatric Endocrinology


​Members of the Committee

​Fellow Members

Angela S. Czaja, MD, MSc
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Pediatric Critical Care

Megan Curran, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Pediatric Rheumatology
Kimberly O'Hara, MD
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Sonali Patel, MD, PhD
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Director, Pediatric Cardiology
Eric Sommers, MBA
  • Director of Medical Education & Medical Staff
  • Children’s Hospital Colorado
Josh Rosenfeld, MBA
  • Manager, Medical Education
Michael Baca
  • Pediatric Fellowship Education Coordinator
Kristine Smith
  • Neonatology Fellowship Coordinator
Jennifer Saulino
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases Fellowship Coordinator
Marisa Gallant, MD
  • 3rd Year - Pediatric Gasterenterology
Gabrielle Karpinksy, MDabrielle Karpinksy, MD
  • 1st Year Pediatric Critical Care
Laura Lockwood, MD
  • 1st Year - Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Erin Kahn, MD
  •  Year - Pediatric Pulmonary n Year - Pediatric Pulmonary


Questions can be directed to

Michael Baca
Mentoring Scholarship & Fellowship Education Coordinator
Medical Education Office
UC Denver Department of Pediatrics
13123 E. 16th Ave, B-158
Aurora, Colorado 80045
Email: michael.baca
Phone:(720) 777-4804


Session 1

  • Resiliency 1.0
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Mentorship: Obligations and Expectations

Session 2

  • Resiliency 2.0
  • Difficult Conversations
  • IRB Process & Research Compliance
  • Evidence-based Medicine

Session 3

  • Overview of Clinical Research Process
  • IRB and QI Compliance
  • Developing Your Research Question
  • Quality Improvement Methodologies

Session 4

  • Scientific Writing - Part 1
  • Ethics 2- Bioethics Case-based Learning
  • Health Economics

Session 5

  • The Process of Finding a Job
  • The Job Search: Panel Discussion
  • Cultural Awareness
  • Scientific Writing - Part 2

Session 6

  • Job Search - Interview Tips
  • Avoiding Medical Malpractice
  • Academic Portfolio and Promotion
  • Negotiating a Physician Contract
  • Personal Finance

Supplemental Activities

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