Department of Pediatrics

Pediatric Subspecialty Fellows' College


About the Program

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Fellows’ College provides a community of learning and collaboration among pediatric subspecialty fellows, faculty, and coordinators who have a common goal of delivering high-quality education that will enable fellows to achieve accelerated personal and professional growth.

Through Fellows’ College events, fellows unite across programs and become part of a larger community, which fosters strong working relationships, mutual respect, and an optimal learning environment.




Fellows' College offerings are held approximately twice per month from noon to 1 p.m. Lunch is provided. The format varies by content and includes didactic lecture, interactive workshops, or project-related presentations. Experienced faculty serve as lecturers, coaches, and facilitators.


Curricular Overview by Modules


Fellows As Educators

  • Understanding Different Academic Pathways
  • Pitfalls of Manuscript Writing
  • Basics of Productivity and Promotion
  • Medical Employment Contracts
  • Enhancing Your Interview Skills
  • Getting to Yes: Negotiation Skills

Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

  • Patient Stories, Patient Safety
  • Fundamentals of QI
  • SMART AIM statement
  • Key Driver/Fishbone Diagrams
  • Measures/data Display
  • Research vs QI Publications
  • Draft Project Presentations
  • Project Presentations with Results

Research and Scholarship

  • Preparing an Award-Winning Abstract
  • Poster Preparation and Presentation
  • Annual Research Symposium

Professionalism and Communication

  • Patient-Centered Communication
  • Understanding and Managing Conflict Between Physicians
  • Professionalism: Case-Based Discussion
  • Communication: Primary Teams and Consultants
  • Technology Resources at Your Fingertips


  • Question Development
  • Literature Appraisal
  • IRB Navigation
  • Study Design
  • Statistics
  • Data Collection and Quality


  • Leadership Styles
  • Conflict Resolution
  • How to Run an Effective Meeting
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