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General and Community Pediatrics Education
Faculty in the IU School of Medicine Division of General and Community Pediatrics provide training for medical students, residents, and health care providers, focusing on family-centered advocacy for patients, their families, and their communities. Nationally recognized education programs offered by this division are based at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. Residents and fellows interested in becoming physician scientists can take advantage of the department’s robust research programs.
Medical Student Training
Faculty and Primary Care Providers
The Division of General and Community Pediatrics has a strong commitment to on-going education of faculty and pediatric primary care providers in the community and provides continuing medical activities. An extremely popular series is the Pediatric Practical Pearls which focuses on pertinent, practical, and evidence-based education of primary care providers in the community. Held three times per year in the months of January, April and September, Pediatric Practical Pearls is designed for pediatricians, family practice physicians and other pediatric health care providers. This course will review current scientific advances as they apply to daily practice. Participants will advance their diagnostic and therapeutic skills through this highly practice evidence-based review. Continuing medical education credit is provided.
The annual Riley Pediatric Conference is a two-day event that offers plenary presentations on the latest in pediatric health care issues as well as hot topics on various disciplines. The afternoon features a series of interactive lectures to choose from on a variety of subjects such as eating disorders in children and adolescents, pediatric dermatology, ophthalmology, hypertension, sports injuries, urology, high risk new-born follow-up, management of office emergencies, pediatric endocrinology, and family community resources to name a few.