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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.

Engaging the COMSEP Community


Please click here to register for the 2018 Annual Meeting in Denver, CO.

COMSEP Annual Meeting Schedule

Call for Nominations

Please nominate your colleagues/self nominate for the following leadership positions. Any COMSEP member in good standing may be nominated and may be nominated for more than one position.

Treasurer (1)
Serves a two-year term on the Executive Committee.

Executive Committee Member-at-Large (2)
Serves a three-year term as one of seven at-large members of the Executive Committee

Nominations and Awards Committee (1)
Serves a two-year term as one of three members of the Nominations and Awards Committee, which is chaired by the Past President

COMSEP Curriculum Revision Update Webinar

The COMSEP Curriculum Revision team held a webinar to update the membership on their task. The recording can be found here.

COMSEP Annual Survey

The COMSEP annual survey is now accepting your research ideas! The COMSEP annual survey facilitates scholarship pertaining to medical education by our members and enhances the diffusion of knowledge within the organization by providing a mechanism for streamlined administration of targeted surveys about members' views and practices on relevant educational issues.

Here is all the information about the survey (

The submission process has two parts:
1. Submission of your ideas, peer review and then selection of topics for the survey
2. Writing and submitting your survey questions after the topic has been selected

The link you submit your ideas as well as a list of previous survey topics appears at the bottom of the webpage.
The deadline to submit your ideas is October 15, 2017.

COMSEP discussion board

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.

COMSEP List Serv

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 The messages are usually moderated within 12-24 hours and posted. Messages are also archived.

COMSEP Grant Proposals

I am delighted to inform you that the application system for COMSEP Grant Proposals is open for submission. You can access the system here.

Proposals are due by Friday, December 1st 2017, by 5:00 pm Pacific time.

This year we are accepting applications for COMSEP Grants whether or not the principal investigator submitted a letter of intent.

Please carefully read the information on the right side of the COMSEP Grant Application System page: 2017 Call for Proposals to Advance Scholarship in COMSEP. Then on the left side of the COMSEP Grant Application System page you will see the items that you are required to fill in or enter. Note that all information after your name and institution must be uploaded in PDF format only. When you have completed and uploaded each item, you will have completed the submission process; once submitted the system will not permit modifications to the Proposal.

This is an exciting opportunity for COMSEP members to advance their educational scholarship with innovative research focused on enhancing the quality and advancing undergraduate pediatric medical education. Should you have any questions about your grant preparation, please do not hesitate to contact me at

Lavjay Butani, MD MACM
Chair, COMSEP Grant Committee

COMSEP New Member Applications

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