Courses

Summary of conferences and courses: Top 3 are DBP specific, R=required, O=option

Course R/O Topics Covered Faculty Timing

Professional development series

R

Monthly meeting of DBP fellows, faculty, selected research assistants & post-doctors first Monday of month 3-5

DBP Faculty

Years 1, 2, 3

MCH Leadership Course

R

Monthly meeting of DBP fellows and faculty, third Monday of month 3-5

DBP Faculty

Years 1, 2, 3

Case conferences

R

Weekly meeting of fellows, residents and students on service, case discussions. Tuesday 1:30-2:30

DBP Faculty

Years 1, 2, 3

DBP Review

R

Intensive introduction: Development; Systematic review of DBP, Fourth Edition, and related journal articles, second & fourth Tuesdays 2:30-3:30, third Tuesday reserved for fellows’ research progress reporting

DBP Faculty

Year 1,2,3

Journal Club

R

Monthly meeting of fellows and faculty

Neonatology

Years 1,2,3

Interviewing Families

R

Family systems, narrative theory, family therapy, interviewing, resistance

Tonya Krautter PhD

Summer Yr 1

Essentials of working with Children and Families

R

Guided discussion, video tape analysis

Don Mordecai MD

Fall Yr 1

Psychopharmacology

R

In conjunction with Child Psychiatry

Shashank Joshi MD

Summer Yr 1
Fall Yr 1

Developmental Psychopathology

R

In conjunction with Child Psychiatry, developmental epochs and presentations of clinical conditions

Shashank Joshi MD

Summer Yr 1
Fall Yr 1

Annual Intensive Course in Clinical Research (IR227)

R

Study designs, biostatistics, ethics, resources

Child Health Research Program

Fall Yr 2
(1 week ~55h)

Research methods

R

Alternation of faculty presentations and discussion of assigned readings

Booil Jo PhD

Winter & spring, Year 1

Psychological Assessment

R

Understanding psychometrics

Child Psychiatry

Winter Yr 1

Fellows’ Common College

R

Topics in statistics and professional life

Department of Pediatrics

Years 1,2,3

Cultural issues in child psychiatry

R

Cultural competence, building alliances with families

Shashank Joshi MD

Summer Yr 2

Neuroscience of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

O

Neuroscience in relation to psychological processes and behavioral disorders

Antonio Hardan MD
Joachim Hallmeyer MD

Fall, Winter Year 2

Medical-legal issues in children’s health

O

Topics include MCH principles, service delivery systems, ethics

Dana Weintraub MD
Brooke Heymach JD

Year 3

Developmental Disabilities: From Biology to Policy

O

Topics about DS, CP, Autism and federal policies that make life better for affected individuals

Heidi M Feldman

Year 1, 2, or 3

Pediatric Grand Rounds

O

This excellent lecture series for the Department of Pediatrics keeps fellows current with issues in General Pediatrics.  Friday 8-9. Fellows expected to attend at least 30%

Bertil Glaser MD

Years 1,2,3

Therapeutic Engagement

O

Discussion of therapy techniques and evaluation of skills via video review

Child Psychiatry

Year 1

Center for Race and Ethnicity Faculty Seminar Series

O

Cultural competence; social, economic and political context of race and ethnicity

Dorothy Steele PhD
Hazel Marcus PhD

Year 2

Leadership and Professional Development

O

Development of reflective practice, teaching, and leadership skills

Shashank Joshi MD

Summer Yr 2 or 3

Design and conduct of clinical trials

O

Rationale and structure of phase 1, 2, and 3 clinical trials

Health Policy and Research

Year 2 or 3

Advanced epidemiology and clinical research

O

Principles of measurement, confounding, strategies for minimizing bias

Health Policy and Research

Year 2 or 3

Advanced pharmacology

O

Readings and case-based discussions of challenging issues

Child Psychiatry

Year 2 or 3

Neonatal consensus conference

O

Interdisciplinary team decision-making on controversial issues in the NICU and HRIF.  This activity serves as a QI exercise. 

Susan Hintz MD
Interdisciplinary

Monthly, Year 1

Description of DBP-Specific Conferences

Professional Development 

This monthly seminar allows fellows to meet ACGME competencies for

    The goals of this series also include review of research methods and teaching skills. 

    In this series, faculty, fellows, and research staff focus discussions on the academic interests of faculty and fellows, including developing research projects, applying clinical research methods and choosing appropriate biostatistics.  Fellows contribute to discussions of these projects and develop skills for providing fair and balanced feedback.  Practice in communication leads to professionalism, particularly in the area of research ethics.  Because fellows have multiple opportunities to discuss their projects, they acquire practice-based quality improvement.  Fellows present their scholarly projects, practice teaching techniques, and discuss advocacy efforts.

    Evaluation is based on aggregate impression of the quality of contributions and presentations.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Professionalism

Practice-based learning and improvement

Systems-based Practice.

MCH Leadership Course

This monthly seminar allows fellows to meet MCH competencies that overlap with the ACGME competencies.  

    Fellows and DBP faculty discuss core concepts essential to a career in MCH.  They include Cultural Competence and Humility; Teaching Skills; MCH Principles; Life Course; Social Determinants of Health; Reducing Health Disparities; Quality Improvement; Federal, state, and local laws and regulations governing care of children with developmental disabilities.

    Evaluation is based on aggregate impression of the quality of contributions and presentations.

Medical Knowledge

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Professionalism

Practice-based learning and improvement

Systems-based Practice.

Case Conference

    Fellows participate in the weekly Case Conference that includes the faculty, fellows, and residents on service.  This Case Conference offers opportunities for the interdisciplinary staff to discuss challenging cases from the week, allowing fellows to meet ACGME competencies for

    The fellows and residents present the cases that they have found challenging.  They discuss their history, physical findings, and testing protocol.  The goals of this series also include review of research methods and teaching skills.  Fellows will solicit cases or topics from all clinicians or will bring to the group cases from their own clinical experience.  When appropriate, fellows will provide current literature on the topic of interest.

    Evaluation is based on aggregate impression of the fellow’s engagement, patient care skills, fund of knowledge, clinical approaches, and referral to appropriate services, agencies, and evaluation assessments.

    Patient care

    Medical knowledge

    Interpersonal and Communication Skills

    Professionalism

    Practice-based learning and improvement

    Systems-based Practice.

    DBP Review

    Patient Care

    Medical Knowledge

    Journal Club

Fellows attend the monthly meetings of the Neonatal and Developmental Medicine Division Journal Club.  They are expected to read all journal articles assigned, to participate in the discussion of research methods and manuscript quality.  They present one article each year to the group.  This experience allows fellows to meet ACGME competencies for

This experience is also designed to emphasize evidence-based practice, research skills in evaluation of clinical research methods and biostatistics, and practice-based learning and improvement.

    Medical Knowledge

    Practice Learning and Improvement

    Interpersonal and Communication Skills