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Pediatric Hospital Medicine - Education

Our hospitalists have a strong presence in the education of medical students, residents, fellows, and physician assistant and nurse practitioner students who rotate on the wards at Children's Hospital Colorado and its Network of Care sites. We provide education through a variety of modalities including hands on learning during bedside rounds, small group didactics and formal lectures at house staff noon conference.

  • Fellows - The Section on Hospital Medicine offers a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship program, where we provide research, administrative, educational, and clinical training for talented pediatric residents who are interested in a career in pediatric hospital medicine.
  • Residents - We supervise residents who are training in family medicine, general pediatrics and psychiatry on the wards, providing education and support for clinical decision-making, modeling of professionalism and interdisciplinary communication skills, and supporting their educational focus on systems-based practice and practice-based learning. We also mentor our pediatric residents during their career-focused educational blocks in pediatric hospital medicine as well as in their clinical research and educational scholarship activities.
  • Medical Students - Many of our hospitalists participate in the education of 1st and 2nd year medical students through the University of Colorado Foundations of Doctoring Program, where the students  have an opportunity to develop their history-taking, physical examination, clinical reasoning, and communication skills. 3rd and 4th year medical students join us during their clinical rotations and every year, several 4th year medical students from other institutions rotate on our inpatient services for their pediatric externship.

Additional education opportunities are provided by the section to physician assistants and nurse practitioner students. In addition, we provide support and education to licensed physician assistants and nurse practitioners employed by the intensive care unit, who rotate on our service to gain experience caring for the hospitalized, but not critically ill child. 

Our faculty are dedicated to the education of healthcare professionals.