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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1 Dec
11 a.m. - 12 pm

Communication Advocacy Made Ridiculously Easy

Speaker: Benjamin Hoffman, MD, FAAP

Join Dr. Benjamin Hoffman, a pediatrician and nationally recognized expert in child injury prevention to review a plan to become a more effective injury prevention advocates for one's community. Learning objectives include: discussing the role of injury prevention teams as advocates, listing 10 key principles for effectively working with a community, and employing the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) Project Planning Tool to develop an actionable proposal for a community based project.

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.

29 Dec
12:15pm - 1:15pm

Pediatric Clinical Symposium: Working Out the Ouchies! Abdominal Pain in Children

Speaker: Karla Au Yeung, MD

Join Dr. Au Yeung as she provides expertise on managing abdominal pain in children. As a result, participants will be able to understand the etiologies for abdominal pain in children, differentiate functional abdominal pain from other etiologies, and state the Rome Criteria IV to diagnose and manage functional bowel disorders.

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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