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Riley at IU Health is a vibrant place for healthcare professionals who are committed to professional growth and development. Through our relationship with the Division of Continuing Medical Education at the Indiana University School of Medicine (IUSM), we offer a wide range of opportunities to gain Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits. Many are available free or at minimal cost to professionals throughout Indiana who are interested in children’s health.
Weekly Grand Rounds. Every Wednesday, 8 – 9 am, Pediatric Grand Rounds are held in the Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) Auditorium on the main campus of Riley at IU Health. Lectures cover a broad array of pediatric care topics, including best practices and evidence designed to be engaging, relevant and applicable to faculty, fellows, residents, medical students and other health personnel. Discussions promote understanding of the impact of research developments upon current and future practice. Special topics address pediatric issues in public health, medical education, advocacy and systems of care. Grand Rounds are available at no charge and are open to the general public. Each lecture ends with a short question and answer period. One CME credit is given for each one-hour lecture.
With two viewing alternatives, even the busiest people can take advantage of Grand Rounds:
To gain CME credits, local attendees scan their Jagtags at the auditorium or register with the attendant. Those who watch Grand Rounds live-streamed can send an email to request an evaluation and CME credit. Upon the viewer’s completion of a post-viewing quiz, the IUSM CME site provides CME for those viewing pre-recorded presentations. To stay informed of upcoming Grand Rounds and conference information, email your request to receive Pediatric Department announcements.
Pediatric Pearls. Join us three times a year at informative workshops for pediatric healthcare professionals. Pediatric Pearls are half-day, interactive seminars held in the Riley Outpatient Center (ROC) conference room. They are scheduled three Saturdays throughout the year, usually in January, April and September. These conferences are designed to help general practitioners and pediatricians learn about up-to-date, evidenced-based pediatric health topics in a fun, relaxed atmosphere with food, audience participation and time to socialize with peers. Stay for the entire session (7:45 am to noon) and earn 3.75 CME credits. Registration is available online through the the Indiana University School of Medicine Office of CME.
Annual Riley at IU Health Pediatric Conference. Held each May in an off-campus venue in Indianapolis, this two-day conference serves primary care pediatric physicians and providers, residents, fellows and medical students. Both days include plenary sessions with expert speakers and workshops that encourage new skills in relevant, current, evidenced-based pediatric topics. Participants meet with guest speakers and subspecialists from IUSM during scheduled socials and at the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Annual Meeting. The conference also includes vendor exhibits and opportunities to network with community organizations that serve children. Evaluations and CME credit are emailed to participants following the conference. To learn more, visit Live Courses and Conferences available on the IUSM website.
Faculty Development. Members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty at IUSM are welcomed into a lively environment for learning and professional development. Campus and department workshops are regularly scheduled throughout the academic year. Topics cover a range of subjects of interest to faculty, such as medical education, quality and safety, and career development.
Simulation Center Center at Fairbanks Hall. All members of the healthcare team, both those employed and those in training programs, learn how to work in teams, perform procedures, resuscitate patients and build communication skills at the Simulation Center at Fairbanks Hall. This facility replicates both outpatient and inpatient clinical settings, including a delivery suite, operating room and ambulance. Learners interact with simulated patients, trainers and computer-controlled, high-fidelity mannequins in a realistic, yet safe environment. The center supports educators and learners from the IUSM, email us.
Community Outreach Simulation Program. We provide simulation opportunities for multi-professional providers at Indiana’s community hospitals. This training refines and refreshes technical, cognitive and crisis communication skills necessary to care for newborns in need of resuscitation and stabilization. The Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) Simulation Outreach Team collaborates with teams throughout the state to improve newborn outcomes. To learn how you can bring neonatal simulation medical experiences to your medical center or hospital, call 317.944.0231 or email the NICU Simulation Outreach Team.
Simulation Education Facilitator Instructor Course. Our multidisciplinary NICU Simulation Outreach Team helps pediatric healthcare providers build and sustain their own simulation education programs. Offered through a cooperative effort between Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and Indiana University, this 2.5-day train-the-trainer course prepares providers throughout the state to become medical simulation educators. Contact us at 317.944.0231 or send an email to receive information about the course.
Center for Physician Education The Center for Physician Education is responsible for orientation, ongoing education and learning events for staff and faculty physicians, advanced providers and medical learners. We offer classes to meet continuing medical education (CME) requirements for Indiana physicians, conveniently accessed through live and online classes, and recorded presentations. Events are held statewide to make it easy for all physicians to take advantage of live educational programming. Training covers a wide range of current topics, including new technology and protocol policy changes. For more information, visit our website or contact us at 317.962.2222 or by email.
Children's Health Improvement Partnership of Indiana (CHIP IN). CHIP IN convenes Indiana partners that are dedicated to supporting better health among Indiana’s children. Together we engage in collaborative, measurement-based quality improvement initiatives.
CHIP IN partners include the Indiana State Department of Health, the Indiana University School of Medicine, the Indiana Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Family Voices Indiana, About Special Kids, Riley Children’s Foundation, Indiana Kiwanis plus Indiana’s public insurers. Visit our website to learn more, or contact us at 317.278.3435 or by email.
Maintenance of Certification (MOC). Indiana’s primary care physicians, pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists can receive American Board of Pediatrics MOC credits for quality improvement projects through a process facilitated by Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics Faculty Quality Improvement Committee (FQIC).
This service allows physicians to incorporate their own efforts to improve pediatric outcomes into ABP credit. Our experienced faculty can:
Contact us by email to learn more about the MOC program.