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Dear COMSEP Colleagues:

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

Proposals are due by Friday, December 6th, 2019, by 5:00 pm Pacific time. 

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:  2019 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



2019 Grant Awardees

Nathan Gollehon, M.D., Department of Neonatology, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE,  (Sarkin Foundation Awardee)

Title: The Effect of CMS Guidelines on the Development of Medical Student Documentation Skills

Mentor: Kari Simonsen,

Chair: John Sparks,

Molly Rideout, MD, Department of Pediatrics, University of Vermont Medical Center- MCHV Campus, (First COMSEP APPD-LEARN awardee)

Title: Do Pediatric Boot Camps Improve Performance During Early Internship?

Mentor: William Raszka, MD,

Chair: Lewis First, MD,


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