Noël Mensah-Bonsu, MD
(term expires 2023)
Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children's Hospital
Jennifer Poon, MD
(term expires 2021)
Medical University of South Carolina
The Education Committee is an interprofessional group of individuals committed to creating and promoting innovative, efficient and effective education in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics to ensure optimal developmental and behavioral health for all children. Current goals of the committee include developing and promoting DBP curricula for application in multiple fields across the continuum of professional education and developing and promoting best practices in interprofessional training, clinical care and research and evaluation. The committee is open to any member wishing to participate and encourages the participation of fellows.
The Education Committee holds an annual face-to-face meeting during the SDBP Annual Meeting. The Chairs and immediate past chair also hold monthly conference calls and workgroups participate in conference calls as they are needed throughout the year. The three workgroups, Teaching Workshop Workgroup, Curriculum Workgroup, and eResources Workgroup, have had a very successful year.
The Teaching Workshop workgroup, lead by the chairs, reviews proposals for workshops to be presented at the annual Teaching Workshop. Topics presented focused largely on the use of media in the education of medical students, residents, and developmental-behavioral fellows. The workshop also hosted a lively debate between past presidents, Pamela High and Barbara Howard, on the topic of “Traditional Face-to-Face Teaching vs. eLearning in DBP Education and Training”. As in previous years, the workshop materials have been posted on the SDBP website in the Members Only section.
The eResources Workgroup, led by Katie Lipman, has been working diligently to identify education-related resources and has developed the SDBP Google Classroom. The aim of the classroom is to provide a space to share developmental-behavioral pediatric and psychology education resources. The target audience is educators looking to design curricula for different types and levels of trainees. However, there are educational materials available for practicing providers, parents, families and patients as well.
The classroom contains
- Topic specific resources (e.g. autism, ADHD, anxiety)
- General resources (websites with material for multiple topics)
- Movie, book and article lists
- DBP curricula for various levels of learner (residents, fellows)
- A list of providers available to provide virtual lectures
- A reviewer form so you can add to the google classroom
- Feedback forms for suggestions for improvements and additions to the classroom
- A place to post announcements to the rest of the class
NOW AVAILABLE under the MEMBERS Only Section
under Member Resources - SDBP Online Educational Resources
This is a work in progress, so new materials will be added every few months.
We welcome your feedback.