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Curriculum

Trainees receive both formal lecture-based teaching and informal education throughout the fellowship. They also play an active role in the education of pediatric residents, medical students and other trainees.   
  • Fellows Core Competency Curriculum: All fellows at Children's National are required to participate in a Fellows' Core Competency curriculum to augment each specific subspecialty fellowship program. The college curriculum is protected time for fellows in the form of quarterly academic days of seminars and workshops teaching a variety of common topics required by the ACGME and American Board of Pediatrics. The topics revolve around the six ACGME core competencies: research, quality improvement, administration, medical education, leadership and professionalism.
  • Radiology conference: Occurs twice a month where imaging studies are reviewed with a musculoskeletal radiologist.   
  • Rheumatology clinical case conference: Bi-weekly meeting where we present interesting/challenging cases, review the literature and discuss best practices.
  • Weekly educational meeting: A division wide meeting that comprises journal club, research meeting and educational meeting/fellow’s seminar series.
  • Rheumatology book review: Weekly fellow-driven meeting where American Board of Pediatrics content outline-based curriculum review is conducted. 
  • NIAMS Grand Rounds and Translational Journal Club: Occurs on Fridays at NIH. Fellows are encouraged to attend and participate in these sessions when they are at NIH.
  • Other Children’s National conferences: Fellows are encouraged to attend hospital-wide educational conferences including, but not limited to:
    • Grand Rounds - Wednesday
    • Professorial Rounds - Thursday
    • Subspecialty Conferences
    • Renal Pathology Rounds
    • Small group resident and medical student teaching