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Curriculum Task Force

The Curriculum Task Force meets to maintain and update the Pediatric Core Curriculum. The Curriculum Task Force envisions the curriculum as a "living document" that will require ongoing modification to ensure that it reflects the present state of pediatric knowledge and educational theory. The APA/COMSEP General Pediatric Clerkship Curriculum, along with a Resource Manual for clerkship directors, was first published in 1995, with funding from the Bureau of Health Professions. The first revision of the curriculum and the accompanying problem set was completed in March 2002. The curriculum was most recently revised in 2005. The current document is a competency-based curriculum which sets standards for core competencies to be achieved during the pediatric clerkship experience. It also outlines an approach to meet the ED - 2 standard of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The Curriculum Task Force has recently developed a curriculum for the pediatric sub-internship in collaboration with the APPD (Association of Pediatric Program Directors). Any COMSEP member who has an interest in curriculum development may attend the task force sessions at the annual meeting and/or contact one of the task force co-chairs.

Curriculum Task Force Leaders

April O. Buchanan M.D. (2014 - 2017)
University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville
Children's Hosp. At Greenville Health System
701 Grove Road, Health Sci Admin Building
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 455-4145
Fax: (864) 455-3884

Michele Long M.D. (2014 - 2018)
University of California, Davis, School of Medicine
Co-Clerkship Director
Division of General Pediatrics
2516 Stockton Blvd., Suite 359
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: (916) 734-1683
Fax: (916) 456-2236

Jennifer Soep MD (2013 - 2016)
University of Colorado School of Medicine
Clerkship Director
Children's Hospital Denver
13123 East 16th Avenue, B311
Aurora, CO 80045-7106
Phone: (720) 777-5417
Fax: (720) 777-7341