Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics


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The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) is a dynamic organization, which champions the cause of pediatric medical student education. COMSEP was established in 1992 with the support of AMSPDC (the organization of pediatric department chairs) and became an independent organization in 2015.

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Changes to the COMSEP ListServ

The COMSEP Listserve has a new address. Beginning March 10, please use to send messages to the COMSEP Community. This list will continue to be moderated to ensure that there is no spam or commercial product advertised, other than that developed by our own members.

Grant Winners

Amanda Emke, MD MHPE, Department of Pediatrics, Washington University School of Medicine
Title: Early Identification of Medical Students with At-Risk Professional Behaviors: Validating a Novel Preclinical Assessment Tool with Pediatric Clerkship Evaluation Forms
Mentor: Eva Aagaard
Chair: Gary Siverman

Matthew Zackoff, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center,
Title: Implementation of an Immersive Virtual Reality Based Training and Assessment
Package to Develop Standards of Clinical Competence (Sarkin Awardee)
Mentors: Melissa Klein and Corki Lehmann
Chair: Margaret Hostetter

Brian Pomeroy, MD, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Title: Collecting Validity Evidence for a Script Concordance Test on Common Pediatric Diagnoses in the Inpatient Setting in the Pediatric Clerkship
Mentor: Suzette Cooke
Chair: Richard Lampe

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The COMSEP discussion board provides a home for our discussions that is archived, searchable and later able to be referenced by new members or by others to whom a query might not have been relevant at the time of the discussion but for whom it becomes relevant later. The Discussion Board is available to all COMSEP members who are logged in to the COMSEP website.

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