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Academic Curriculum

Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship

Core Curriculum and Program Expectations

  • Engage in scholarly activities that can build skills in research methodology and techniques, systematic literature review, primary research project, grant and manuscript writing (60-80% protected time)

  • Work at Children’s Mercy Broadway, Children’s Mercy West and Operation Breakthrough outpatient clinics, including primary care, teen, and specialty clinics as well as full-term nursery at Truman Medical Center (20-40% clinical time)

  • Supervise and teach pediatric residents and medical students

  • Complete either a Master’s degree or certificate in health professions education

  • Participate in the specific educational seminars that will complement trainees learning needs including curriculum development and evaluation, journal club, research-in-progress, scientific presentations, and physician wellness

  • Receive mentorship from faculty in the Division of General Academic Pediatrics

  • Complete an international, medical education elective

  • Participate in an optional fourth year of fellowship training in clinical pharmacology

Core Curriculum Didactics

  • Monthly meeting of fellows from all subspecialties hospital-wide to address topics common to all ACGME-approved fellowship programs, including leadership development, ethics, quality improvement and safety, and manuscript preparation.

Grand Rounds

  • Weekly conference with local and national speakers presenting pertinent pediatrics topics.

Professor Rounds

  • Case-based presentations with an educational didactic component for hospital staff prepared and presented by a senior resident each week.

Continuous Quality and Practice Improvement

  • Annual seminars as well as monthly longitudinal experiential classes are offered to promote education of and development of quality improvement.