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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 COACH Certificate Program 2024

COMSEP’s COACH Certificate Program kicked off in 2022 followed by a rewarding and successful program in 2023. This interactive, longitudinal course, based on the competencies of the International Federation of Coaches, gives medical educators the skills and resources to effectively coach their learners and peers.

The 2024 COACH Program will kick off in person on September 16– 18, 2024 in Arlington, VA

Click here to learn more!


COMSEP 2025 Annual Meeting: Save the Date

The 2025 COMSEP annual meeting will be April 2 – April 5, 2025 in Indianapolis. Additional information will be announced in late 2024.


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

Please click on this link to provide any feedback/comments:
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