The mission of the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Colorado is to improve the health of children through the provision of high-quality, coordinated programs of patient care, education, research and advocacy. The University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics’ SEELS Program offers dedicated research mentorship, coaching, and instruction for subspecialty pediatric fellows committed to an academic career in medical education.
The goal of SEELS is to equip these fellows with the necessary knowledge/skills/attitudes for success as future medical educators through educational scholarship and professional identity development, faculty and peer mentorship, and engaging in an educational community of practice.
The goal of SEELS is to equip pediatric subspecialty fellows with the necessary knowledge/skills/attitudes for success as future medical educators through educational scholarship and professional identity development, faculty and peer mentorship, and engaging in an educational community of practice.
SEELS scholars will complete this 18-month program that will begin during the second year of fellowship for three-year fellowship programs (August 2023 – January 2025). The curriculum will include in-person educational sessions for the first 12 months, along with self-directed independent study, a scholarly project, and mentorship throughout the entire 18 months. Educational content will be delivered through approximately once per month sessions including work-in-progress sessions as well as individual meetings with SEELS Program leaders and mentors.
Curricular content will focus on building the knowledge/skills/attitudes for educational scholarship and leadership including: Developing and implementing a medical education research project (writing goals, aims, quantitative and qualitative study designs and associated analyses, learner assessment, program assessment, scholarly writing, and dissemination); leadership and professional development; mentorship.
SEELS scholars will receive a certificate of completion from the Department of Pediatrics upon graduation of the program.
SEELS scholars will be expected to be fully engaged in program participation including:
Due to the expected time commitment for SEELS scholars, a letter from the fellowship program director is required to ensure program support. Identification of a medical education research mentor is not required to apply.
The SEELS Program is supported by the University of Colorado Department of Pediatrics. SEELS scholars will have access to limited funds for research-related costs (e.g. software, data analysis, incentives) and national conference costs (fees, travel). Scholars will learn how to develop a budget plan to apply for funding.
Currently, fellowship programs are not responsible for any tuition for the SEELS Program.
The deadline to apply for the SEELS 2023-2025 Cohort is May 1, 2023.
Applicants will be notified of the selection committee’s decision by the end of May 2023.
The August 2023 – January 2025 Cohort will begin with orientation on August 22 - 23, 2023.
Mandatory, in-person, monthly educational sessions are currently planned for the first Tuesday afternoon of the month from 1-5pm.
All pediatric fellows completing 3-year ACGME-accredited fellowships within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine are encouraged to apply, although preference for fellows entering their second year of fellowship in July 2023 will be given. The first cohort will have a maximum of 4 scholars, and selection will be based on academic career goals, balance of educational needs, and diversity.
Please submit your application online using the following link. Complete applications are due by May 1, 2023.
Fellow Application Information and Questions:
Curriculum Vitae: Please highlight specific education-related experiences. Upload as an attachment within the application.
Letter of Recommendation from your Fellowship Program Director Instructions:
If you have any questions about the SEELS Program or application, please contact Angela Czaja at email@example.com.