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Conferences and Activities

Fellow’s Conference

Weekly conference for DBP fellows and faculty. Didactic topics and cases are presented and discussed. Research training, ongoing research projects, and quality improvement are discussed. Clinical core competencies of the fellowship curriculum are addressed in this conference.  

Pediatric Grand Rounds

Weekly lecture hosted by Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and the Department of Pediatrics of UC San Diego School of Medicine.  Lectures offer current information in the field of Pediatrics about the pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of children’s diseases. 

Challenging Cases in DBP

Monthly interactive case discussions with faculty and fellows.  Fellows present or participate in case discussions. Fellows are also involved in teaching residents during this interactive case discussion.

Journal Club

Monthly interactive article discussion with faculty and fellows.  Fellows present or participate in discussions.  Examples of past topics discussed include (but are not limited to): DBP support of Medical Home for Children with ASD, Omega 3 Fatty Acids Supplementation and ADHD, Adolescents and Vaping Use.  

Autism Series

Seminar series led by the RCHSD Autism Discovery Institute, designed to be an introduction to different aspects and management of autism spectrum disorders.  

Child Psychiatry Series: Crash Course

Introduction courses offered by the Department of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. DBP fellow attends during the first block of Year 1. Topics may include: child development, psychopharmacology, forensics, and psychological testing. 

Pediatric Department-Wide Research Series

Mandatory UCSD Department of Pediatrics research seminar for fellows. These didactic, monthly seminars provide research training and presentations. 

Community Pediatrics Cultural Immersion Days

Designed to help physicians deliver the highest level of culturally-effective care, the UCSD Community Pediatrics Residency Program offers unique training experiences for physicians called Cultural Immersion Days. Each year of training, DBP fellows are required to attend at least one Cultural Immersion Day, which are designed to educated physicians through unique interactions with community members. In 2017-18, Cultural Immersion days featured the following topics, cultures and identities: LGBTQ+, food insecurity, traditional Mexican healing practices and access to healthcare on the US-Mexico border, and military populations. 

External Conferences ​

Fellows are funded to attend several important annual conferences/meetings​
Society for Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) ​
Western Society for Pediatric Research  (if presenting research)​
Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting  (if presenting research)​