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.

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Valley Children’s CME Tracker allows you to create a profile to help expedite registration for CME events, track CME credits and print certificates.

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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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29 Sep
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Pediatric Clinical Symposium: COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Pediatric Providers

Speaker: Karen Dahl, MD

Join Dr. Dahl as she provides a COVID-19 Vaccine Update for Pediatric Providers – including how to differentiate current EAU status, full FDA approval, and ACIP recommendations for the 3 COVID vaccines available for use in the U.S.; recognize the practical considerations for COVID vaccination, including physical and temporal spacing of vaccines and catch up doses; and recognize COVID vaccine contraindications and be able to counsel families on concerns that are not contraindications.

12 Oct
12:15pm - 1pm

Medical Education Grand Rounds: How to Give an Awesome Presentation

Speaker: Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd

Join speaker Randi Sokol, MD, MPH, MMedEd, as she discusses better ways to give presentations that rely less on PowerPoint and very detailed presentations and more on teaching residents to leave with meaningful take home points that they can apply in their daily practice.

15 Oct
12pm - 1pm

Physician Leadership Academy Series: Crucial Conversations - Part 7

Speaker: Brian James, Physician Engagement

Join us for the final installment in the Crucial Conversations series, where you’ll develop the tools and resources to practice effective communication in high-stakes moments in your personal and professional life.

20 Oct
12pm - 2pm

SAVE THE DATE: Are You and Your Public (School) AED Ready to Save a Life? What Comes After the AED is Used?

Speaker: Mary Joe Quintero, RN, PLN

Join Valley Children's Pre-Hospital Liaison Nurse Mary Jo Quintero, RN, PLN as she presents a virtual educational event for school nurses and leaders on AEDs. Among other learning objectives, participants will review concept and epidemiology of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) vs Sudden Cardiac Death (SCD) and will discuss medical emergency plans as mission critical for your public access AED (to include a cardiac emergency response plan).

9 Nov
12:15pm - 1pm

Medical Education Grand Rounds: Say What? Diagnosing and Treating the 7 Types of Jargon Overuse

Speaker: Michael Pitt, MD, FAAP

In this session, we will identify seven categories of jargon and learn strategies to avoid using in the future. Along the way, we'll have a magician explain how he does a complicated magic trick, review classic clips from medical television shows (read: Grey's Anatomy, Scrubs, etc.) with our jargon identification lenses on, and practice simple word swaps that can increase the chances of us being understood.

14 Dec
12:15pm - 1pm

Medical Education Grand Rounds: What is Leadership and What it isn't - Developing Your Leadership Map

Speaker: Tom Collins, MD

In this session attendees will learn to define leadership in a meaningful way and understand how it differs from management, outline and discuss why leadership is important in medicine, and utilize a simple leadership framework to harness their ability to lead.

Physicians & 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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