Welcome to this website, which will serve as the homepage for your Colorado virtual interview experience. While the in-pers on interview has historically been regarded as an object of great veneration by the graduate medical education community , the current situation with COVID-19 has resulted in fellowship programs adopting recruitment strategies using technology and video as a way to introduce candidates to a program, its teaching sites and its community.
As a candidate and potential partner in learning and healthcare, we hope you enjoy the resources on this website and we welcome your questions as your interview day approaches.
Thank you, Section of Pediatric Endocrinology
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We hope this website is providing you insightful and useful information about our Pediatric Endocrinology Fellowship. It is important for you to know that our program is committed to fostering inclusion, recruitment, and retainment of a diverse workforce that meets the healthcare needs of children in the 21st century. We encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds (inclusive of age, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, and socioeconomic status) to apply to our program. Please feel free to reach out to us if you have questions about our diversity programs.
This tab provides useful resources to help you gain a better understanding of the program and its requirements. This section will be updated regularly to include educational materials, relevant forms and documents, and other learning opportunities.
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If you have questions about our program or your interview day, please use the link to access the form below.
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The Barbara Davis Center provides state-of-the-art diabetes care to >7,500 active patients: 4,600 children and 2,900 adults with diabetes from the Rocky Mountain Region as well as receiving national and international referrals. We provide inpatient care to patients with any type of diabetes who are seen at the Children’s Hospital Colorado.
We serve remote areas of the Rocky Mountain Region through our telemedicine program. The division also features clinical epidemiology studies including multicenter studies and trials with partners around the world. Barbara Davis Center serves more than 90% of Colorado children diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.
Children's Hospital Colorado in Aurora, CO is ranked No. 6 on the Best Children's Honor Roll. It is nationally ranked in 10 pediatric specialties. It is a children’s general medical and surgical facility. It is a teaching hospital. Children's Hospital Colorado is located on the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, a suburb of Denver.
The hospital's work is centered on its main campus, which includes a Level 1 trauma center, but patients have access to emergency and urgent care services at multiple locations throughout the Denver metropolitan area.
Fellows Happy Hour
Join our fellows for an informal session Thursday evening prior to your interview day.
8:00am – Join Monday morning endocrinology case conference
9:15am – Break
9:30am – Fellowship Overview with Program Director Dr. Jennifer Barker and Dr. Shideh Majidi
10:20am- Interviews with faculty at Children’s Hospital Colorado and Barbara Davis Center (there will be breaks in-between interviews)
12:50pm – Wrap-up with Dr. Majidi
Additional Information: If you would like additional personal time during your interview day, such as to pump, please let the program coordinator know immediately and she will arrange it in the schedule.
Once each applicant has been provided with their interview schedule, they will access the Zoom meeting link for each faculty interviewer based on their schedule. Applicants will meet with the current fellows for about 45 minutes each prior to the faculty interviews.
Jennifer M. Barker MD
Shideh Majidi MD
Conoshia Odum, BA
|COVID-19 Impact on Recruitment|
|The leadership of APPD, CoPS, and AMSPDC has been working collaboratively with fellowship and residency leaders and trainees to mitigate the effects the COVID-19 pandemic is having on them and their educational programs and health systems. To prepare for the 2021 fellowship application cycle, we have developed the following recommendations for programs to adopt and incorporate into their recruitment planning processes... Application Process Recommendations|
|Diversity / Equity / Inclusion|
The Department of Pediatrics believes that an environment of inclusiveness and respect promotes excellence, and that a setting where diversity is valued leads to the training of physicians who are prepared to practice culturally effective medicine and meet the needs of the various populations we serve.
|Well-Being / Resilience|
By embracing wellness and improving personal resiliency, physicians can reconnect with the meaning of their work and fend off stress. Reducing or eliminating burnout also has practical implications for the entire department such as improving patient safety, student advancement, and the overall campus environment.