The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) is a dynamic organization, which champions the cause of pediatric medical student education. COMSEP was established in 1992 with the support of AMSPDC (the organization of pediatric department chairs) and became an independent organization in 2015.
The COMSEP discussion board provides a home for our discussions that is archived, searchable and later able to be referenced by new members or by others to whom a query might not have been relevant at the time of the discussion but for whom it becomes relevant later. The Discussion Board is available to all COMSEP members who are logged in to the COMSEP website.
The COMSEP listserv is a moderated e-mail list that sends out messages to COMSEP members. The list is moderated to ensure that there is no spam or commercial product advertised, other than that developed by our own members. To send a message to the COMSEP listserv, simply address the message to firstname.lastname@example.org. The messages are usually moderated within 12-24 hours and posted. Messages are also archived.
Each year COMSEP awards several small grants for projects of educational importance in undergraduate Pediatric medical education; grants are for 2 year (24 month) projects with a maximum budget of $5,000.
The Letter of Intent (LOI) gives you the opportunity to run your preliminary ideas and thoughts by the COMSEP Grant Committee members. Each LOI will be reviewed by one or more members of the Committee who will then give you feedback on how to strengthen the proposal. The LOI is a recommended, but not required, step in the submission of a grant proposal to the COMSEP Grant Program.
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