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Curriculum Support Resources

The resources listed below were developed by COMSEP members specific for the COMSEP Curriculum.

Clinical Problem Sets:

Members of the COMSEP Curriculum Task Force developed clinical problems sets for each chapter in the curriculum. The problems are written as open ended questions rather than multiple choice questions. These may be used to stimulate discussion, test knowledge, review material, or encourage problem-solving. Go ahead and check it out! Click here to access the clinical problem set.

CLIPP:

http://www.med-u.org/

The Computer assisted Learning in Pediatrics Program (CLIPP) was developed by and for COMSEP members, to implement the national medical student curriculum in Pediatrics. Originally HRSA grant supported, CLIPP is now managed by the non-profit iInTIME (http://www.i-intime.org/ ). CLIPP translates the national curriculum into 32 self-directed learning cases that, in aggregate, cover virtually all of the learning objectives in the COMSEP curriculum.

Included in the subscription are tools to integrate CLIPP into your clerkship, including additional questions to extend student learning beyond the cases (Questions for Further Consideration), basic science resource guides (Coming in January 2012), "Key teaching points" , case summaries, and a validated national final examination built just on CLIPP. Instructors have the ability to search cases for specific content and to monitor student usage through student log data.

The subscription also includes access to eCLIPPs, a series of interactive cases designed to teach fundamental concepts about the Medical Home, e.g. culture in health care, the family centered partnership and navigating the healthcare system.

Schools that wish to participate are granted a site license that will enable all students (not just MD students) to access the cases. Please contact CLIPP for further information on subscribing. For this or any other questions related to CLIPP, please write to clippsupport@i-intime.org.

Pediatric Physical Examination:

mms://129.106.144.1/archive/ms/pedi/PDPhysical.wmv

(Produced: Steve Miller, Mary Ann LoFromento, and Jane Curtis. Supported by APA and COMSEP. Streaming video courtesy of Mark D Hormann, University of Texas-Houston)

The streaming video file is configured to work at either 56K or with cable modem and above. Slow modem speed will support audio but not video. If the video appear 'choppy' to you, with a lot of re-buffering, look under the Tools --> Options-->Peformance tab in the Windows Media Player and make sure you have the connection speed set correctly. You can also play with the size of the buffer. The file size is right around 39MB.

This is also a wonderful tribute to our friend and colleague Steve Miller, who died in a plane crash in 2004, en route (with Rich Sarkin) to a presentation on Humanism in Medicine.

Optional Learning Activities are available in COMSEP's members only section. After logging in with your User ID and password, click on Member Files. The Learning Activities are located in the Curriculum Materials folder under Pediatric Subinternship Curriculum. For additional information or comments related to the learning activities please contact: April Buchanan.