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Educational & Research Resources For Pediatric Fellows

In addition to the clinical, didactic, and research experiences and resources that are specific to each of our subspecialty fellowships, the Rainbow Babies & Children’s Department of Pediatrics offers many educational opportunities and research resources that are available to all fellows within our department, regardless of subspecialty.

Educational Opportunities:

Our Fellows’ Core Curriculum is a series of educational workshops provided over the course of each academic year by Rainbow Babies & Children’s. This curriculum builds upon the base of subspecialty-specific education that fellows receive from their respective divisions and individual mentors. In addition to its primary goal of providing high-quality education designed to support the learning and professional development of all fellows, the Core Curriculum serves to build community among fellows across various disciplines with shared academic interests and career goals.

Examples of broad topic domains covered within the RB&C Fellows’ Core Curriculum series include: High-Reliability Organizations & Patient Safety, Research/Scholarship (multiple topics covered within this domain), Quality Improvement, Health Equity, Teaching, Career Planning, Leadership, and Communication Skills.

The Department of Pediatrics at Rainbow Babies & Children’s offers specific training tracks that are open to our subspecialty fellows, based on their career interests. These include tracks in Global Health, Medical Education, Quality Improvement, and Advocacy.

A variety of other educational experiences are available to fellows as one of the benefits of being incorporated into a large, world-class academic medical center which serves as the primary teaching site for Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. A few examples of excellent supplemental educational opportunities that are available to fellows within our department include:

  • Rainbow Pediatric Residency Program Conference Series (daily)--fellows are welcome to join as emerging subspecialty experts and teachers!
  • Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds (weekly)
  • Department of Pediatrics Multidisciplinary Morbidity & Mortality conference (quarterly)
  • Ethics & Schwartz Center Rounds

Research Opportunities & Resources:

In addition to the research experiences and mentorship provided through each of our subspecialty divisions, the Department of Pediatrics provides numerous resources to help support fellows in the planning and advancement of their scholarly projects. A few examples include:

  • A dedicated full-time pediatric medical librarian (Mandy Neudecker) who is available on an ongoing basis to assist fellows with literature searches, reference managers, obtaining specific texts and articles, etc.
  • Our internal grant program—the RB&C Fellowship Research Award Program (FRAP)—is open only to pediatric fellows at Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital. Each year, our FRAP program provides approximately $100,000 in funding to support our fellows’ scholarly work. (Fellows must submit an application to be considered for FRAP funding)
  • Statistical support services (provided at no cost to fellows in the department)
  • Annual RB&C Fellows’ Science Day provides an opportunity to showcase and celebrate the scholarly work of fellows, and provides a valuable opportunity for fellows to practice and refine oral research presentations local in a supportive setting.