Education Sessions

residents working togetherMed-Peds Academic Half Days: 

As part of our clinic curriculum, we offer Med-Peds-specific academic half days with an emphasis on ambulatory education and practical clinical skills. Sessions are consistently ranked very highly among house staff and provide protected time for continuing education in Med-Peds topics that spans the four years of residency training. 

Residents have the opportunity to teach alongside faculty experts, and there is a strong emphasis on training residents as future educators. Our curriculum has included evidence updates for common pediatric and adult conditions, case presentations, joint injection clinics, medical humanities, and M&M conferences led by our fourth-year residents. Our academic half days are a perfect place for resident-educators to pilot new ideas and curricula. We are a program that values innovation so welcome new ideas!

In the Spring of 2019, we introduced point of care ultrasound (POCUS) into our academic half day curriculum. All 16 residents are given an introductory, hands-on training that includes use of new handheld ultrasounds. With the help our APD and Med-Peds hospitalist, Dr. Aaron Manning, our POCUS curriculum now includes training that will be relevant to both inpatient and primary care medicine. In July 2022, we are excited to have Dr. Lynne Rosenberg serve as our Med-Peds POCUS Chief. The goal will be to integrate more POCUS into ambulatory care at our Med-Peds Clinic where we have access to several ultrasounds.

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Med-Peds Noon Conference:

New to our curriculum in 2021 is our monthly Med-Peds Noon Conference. This curriculum, conceptualized and developed by Dr. Sutton Higgins (Class of 2024), serves as forum for our local Med-Peds faculty to present a variety of educational content to our group. In contrast to Med-Peds academic half day that has an emphasis on ambulatory care, this curriculum will focus on inpatient management of various conditions. Plus, it’s another reason for us to hang out and build community!

Pediatric Academic Half Days:

When on pediatric rotations, residents participate in monthly pediatric-specific academic half days that are specialty specific. These take place in the afternoons and are protected time (no pagers or clinical responsibilities). At these sessions, residents have the opportunity to learn from leaders in subspecialties regarding specialty-specific knowledge all general pediatricians should know. 

Medicine WES (Wednesday Education Sessions):

Peds AHDWhen on medicine electives, residents participate in weekly medicine-specific education sessions. Intern sessions are more general and consist of Chief Medical Resident and faculty led discussions on a variety of topics including resident wellness and resiliency, implicit bias training, ambulatory topics, and critical appraisal of the medical literature. In the 2nd through 4th year, sessions are divided based on career interest (research, hospitalist, primary care, subspecialty) and focus more on small interactive group and case-based learning.


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CU Anschutz

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Aurora, CO 80045


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