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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 MD (2014 - 2017)
Univ of South Carolina School of Med Greenville
Children's Hosp. At Greenville Health System
701 Grove Road, HSAB 213
Greenville, SC 29605
Phone: (864) 455-4145
Fax: (864) 455-3884

Jonathan Gold MD (2016 - 2019)
Pediatrics/Human Development
Pediatrics/Human Development
788 Service Road, #B226
East Lansing, MI 48824
Phone: (517) 355-6601

Michele Long MD (2014 - 2018)
Division of General Pediatrics
Division of General Pediatrics
2162 Granite Drive
Alamo, CA 94507
Phone: (925) 330-0368
Fax: (415) -50-4186

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