Valley Children’s Medical Education

Valley Children’s recognizes the importance of continuing to learn and being up-to-date on the latest research, technologies and medical information. That is why we strive to support local healthcare professionals year-round through a variety of medical education opportunities.

CME Opportunities

Valley Children’s offers a variety of continuing medical education lectures, events and trainings in-person, virtually and on-demand.

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Featured Programs

Clinical Symposium Series

The last Wednesday of every month, join us as we dive into a pediatric specialty and what physicians should know prior to making a referral.

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Physician Wellness Series

Valley Children’s Physician Wellness Series includes speakers who focus on topics that effect physicians’ lives professionally and personally.

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Valley Children’s Voice

Valley Children’s podcast for healthcare professionals features pediatric healthcare experts discussing topics that affect Valley children.

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01 Feb
12:15pm - 1 pm

ACE Overcomers, Part 1: Adverse Childhood Experiences and Toxic Stress

Speaker: Dave Lockridge, Founder & Exec Dir. ACE Overcomers

In the first part of this activity, participants will learn the tools they need to identify and mitigate the effects of a traumatic and stressful childhood. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to review the study of relationship of childhood adversity and later physical and emotional health problems, review the ACE Quiz step-by-step to learn how to identify Adverse Childhood Experiences, and participate in the State of California ACEs Awareness online course.

08 Feb
12:15pm - 1 pm

ACE Overcomers, Part 2: Trauma Informed Communication

Speaker: Dave Lockridge, Founder & Exec Dir. ACE Overcomers

In the second part of this activity, participants will learn improved communication tools for clinical and personal application. Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate improved listening skills to patients having a different culture or background, recognize the importance of empathy to physical healing, and improve communication skills professionally and personally.

22 Feb
12:15pm - 1:15 pm

Pediatric Clinical Symposium - Diagnosis & Management of Common Pediatric Behavioral & Developmental Issues

Speaker: Jennifer Johnson, MD

Join developmental-behavioral pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Johnson for a Pediatric Symposium Virtual Education Program on child development. This series is designed to provide pediatricians, family practice physicians, and allied health professionals with state-of-the-art developments in pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. These sessions will focus on advances in diagnosis and treatment of commonly encountered issues in pediatrics.

Residents & Medical Students

Through multimedia educational opportunities and our pediatric residency program, Valley Children’s seeks to provide physicians, residents and medical students quality programming designed to enhance providers’ knowledge and ultimately to improve the health and well-being of the families we serve.

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Valley Children’s provides educational opportunities for pharmacists and pharmacy students, including our one-year, postgraduate residency program and one-year fellowship in critical care pediatric clinical pharmacy.

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Valley Children's leads and participates in nursing education initiatives throughout the region, including supporting local training programs for partner hospitals.

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Allied Health

Valley Children’s provides Allied Health professionals a creative and challenging environment that draws on traditional clinical methodologies, as well as access to the latest in innovative.

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Outreach & Community

Valley Children’s provides outreach education opportunities to organizations, healthcare agencies, parent groups and communities.

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Simulation Program

Valley Children’s Interprofessional Education Simulation Program uses high fidelity mannequins to simulate common medical procedures, complex medical conditions and life-threatening emergencies.

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Central California Pediatrics

Central California Pediatrics is a publication intended for physicians and discusses pediatric specialties, services and technologies that impact the children of the Central Valley.

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