Department Conferences & Meetings
Dr. Patricia Chess, Vice Chair of Education, and Pediatric Fellows at Grand Rounds
Required to Attend
Academic Core Curriculum (ACC)
The Academic Core Curriculum, hosted by the Department of Pediatrics, provides training in research and other scholarly activities to fulfill Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and American Board of Pediatrics requirements. Topics discussed include application of biostatistics, clinical and laboratory research methodology, study design, preparation of funding applications, clinical research protocols, public presentation, critical literature review, principles of evidence-based medicine, fatigue recognition and management, principles of curriculum design, outcomes assessment, adult learning and teaching methods, and principles of communication. All are welcome to attend.
For additional information, please contact Patricia Chess, MD or Michelle Bonville, MBA.
Pediatric Biomedical and Translational Research (PBTR)
This monthly seminar series was designed by our Department Chair to provide exposure to translational research, an area that is gaining momentum. Topics reach across all subspecialties, providing access to a vast array of breakthrough research.
Chair’s Fellows Meeting
The Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and/or Dr. Patricia Chess, Vice Chair of Education meet quarterly with fellows from our subspecialty training programs in an informal roundtable setting to offer mentorship and research guidance over lunch.
Encouraged to Attend
Our Pediatric residents present the most interesting new admissions for discussion of diagnosis and management at these half-hour sessions held at least twice a week. Faculty, fellows and residents, as well as medical students rotating on the pediatric subspecialty services, are generally in attendance.
The Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Program
The semi-annual Gilbert B. Forbes Scholar Program brings in outstanding scientists of high national and international prominence in biomedical, translational, clinical, or health services research. This program is praised among our faculty and trainees as collaboration and networking within medicine enhances success in research and patient care. The program includes a trainee reception where the Scholar discusses their career path and provides expert career advice to our fellows, residents and medical students.
Pediatric Grand Rounds
Our weekly Pediatric Grand Rounds, presented by Pediatric faculty and invited pediatricians from the region, offer a broad spectrum of topics of interest to community and academic pediatricians. Highlights include the Chair’s “State of the Department” presented at the first session of each academic year, and the annual Fellow Grand Rounds where select third-year fellows present their research.
Department of Pediatrics Poster Symposium
This annual poster symposium was originally developed to feature the wide breadth of research being conducted by faculty within the Department of Pediatrics. Over the past few years, it has become a favorite venue for our fellows to present their research. Many of our third year fellows and a select few of our second year fellows present and discuss their posters. Faculty and trainees from across the Medical Center are invited to attend.