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URiM Opportunities in Pediatrics
APPD and COMSEP are collaborating to create a listing of pediatric residency programs who are offering URiM visiting and virtual electives for students.
COMSEP 2024 Annual Meeting: Re-Engaging Our Learners: Join the Parade!
The COMSEP annual meeting is a wonderful opportunity for educators and educational administrators to learn from each other through workshops, mentoring sessions, research presentations, task force meetings, as well as through networking and sharing ideas! Go to the Annual Meeting page for additional information.
SAVE THE DATE: April 3-6, 2024 – New Orleans
COMSEP / AQUIFER – Interactive Webinars 2024
In partnership with Aquifer, COMSEP has planned a series of interactive webinars to introduce COMSEP members to emerging technologies and practical strategies to help us in our mission ‘to promote exemplary teaching practices, advance innovation and scholarship in medical student education in pediatrics, and foster personal growth, professional success and collaboration among our members, with a commitment to diversity, equity and inclusivity.’
Each of these is a standalone session and participants will come away with insights into leveraging assessment, coaching, and AI to develop confident, adaptive learners while continuously improving curricula.
For more details and to register, click: COMSEP-Aquifer Webinar Series – COMSEP
Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation (LORs) in Pediatrics
COMSEP and APPD are pleased to share these Guidelines for Letters of Recommendation (LORs) in Pediatrics.
These guidelines have been developed by members of the Residency Recruitment Action Team (COMSEP, APPD, AMSPDC, Future Peds Res, NextGenPediatricians, and AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees) in response to broad concerns about the tremendous variability in the content of LORs. We hope that the guidelines will help letter writers and selection committees communicate meaningfully and efficiently.
We realize that many disciplines have their own approaches to LORs, so it is instructive to point out what the Pediatrics guidelines are intended to accomplish (and what they are not intended to do).
It is intended that these guidelines will: Standardize expectations for LORs, particularly for departmental letters of recommendation; Provide a shared structure for communicating about students, much as patient presentations have expected content delivered in a familiar rhythm that enhances communication; Provide a tool for faculty development, particularly for inexperienced letter writers; Mitigate bias in letter writing through enhanced awareness
Conversely: These guidelines are not mandatory – schools may use these guidelines, or not, as they wish; These guidelines do not contain, or promote, checklist evaluations of students; These guidelines do not promote ranking students by percentiles
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