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
Annual Pediatric Conference
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. Interactive lectures are featured each afternoon on a wide range of topics such as eating disorders, ophthalmology, sports injuries, high-risk newborn follow-up, family community resources, etc.
Community Resource Rooms and Networking Opportunities
The community resource rooms allow attendees to interact with prominent vendors in the Indiana health care world and experience products that promote medical homes for families. Attendees are encouraged to visit the community resource room to learn more about these resources, network and share ideas. Attendees at the annual pediatric conference are also encourages to take advantage of breaks and events such as the social hour to catch up with friends, acquaintances and develop new connections while enjoying food and music.
Pediatric Practical Pearls
The Pediatric Practical Pearls seminars are held three times a year on a Saturday morning from 7:45 am – 12 pm in January, April and September. These seminars are fun, interactive, relaxed and designed for pediatricians, family practice physicians and others providing primary healthcare to children. The seminars review current scientific advances as they apply to physicians daily practices. Participants will advance their diagnostic and therapeutic skills through this practical, evidence-based review. The seminars are accredited through Continuing Medical Education (CME).