The vision of the Office of Pediatric Education is to provide the highest quality care for infants, children, and adolescents by optimizing the education of medical students, residents, and fellows in the pediatric disciplines. Our Office also facilitates faculty development, oversees a mentoring program, and promotes self-education. To that end, we provide an educational platform that enables medical professionals to become lifelong learners, excellent clinicians, and superb teachers.
The Office of Pediatric Education is responsible for the oversight of all educational programs in the Department including curriculum development, assessment of program effectiveness, and collaboration with educational leaders, both within and outside of the Department. In addition, the Office is a strong advocate for students, residents, and fellows, and ensures that these learners are provided relevant opportunities to meet their learning objectives.
The Office coordinates a core curriculum for all departmental fellows that encompasses ethics, grant writing, biostatistics, teaching skills, evidence-based medicine, communication skills, clinical and research methodology, among other topics. The Office is also responsible for organizing Grand Rounds for the Department of Pediatrics--a forum that includes presentations on a wide spectrum of major pediatric issues by Duke faculty and internationally-recognized experts. The Office works closely with the Duke University School of Medicine, the Duke Institutional Committee on Graduate Medical Education, the American Board of Pediatrics, various Residency Review Committees, and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education to ensure that departmental curricula meet the appropriate educational objectives.
Meet our Office of Pediatric Education (OPE), including the Categorical Pediatric (PRTP) and Internal-Medicine/Pediatric (MP) Residency Training Program, Faculty and Staff
Standing (left to right): Arthur (Bill) Taub, LCSW (Social Worker); Aditee Narayan, MD (PRTP Associate Program Director); Shari Whicker, PhD, MEd (OPE Education Administrator); Barbara Blackburn, MBA (MP Program Coordinator); Carolyn Avery, MD (Co-Chief Resident); Ellie Strachan, MD (Co-Chief Resident); Kathleen Bartlett, MD (PRTP Associate Program Director); Janelle Burner (OPE Staff Specialist); Xavier McCutheon (PRTP Staff Specialist); Robert Heinich (PRTP Staff Specialist).
Sitting (left to right): Robert Drucker, MD (Director, Medical Student Education); Betty Staples, MD (Pediatric RTP Program Director); Kathleen McGann, MD (Vice Chair of Pediatric Education); Suzanne Woods, MD (MP Program Director); Holly Hering (PRTP Coordinator).
Not Pictured: Jane Trinh, MD (MP Assistant Professor).