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Education in the Department of Pediatrics

Message from the Associate Chair of Education

Dr. Christina Grant, Department of Pediatrics, McMaster UniversityHealth sciences education at McMaster University is renowned for its innovation, collaboration and commitment to excellence. The Department of Pediatrics is proud to share in this tradition and makes significant contributions to both undergraduate and postgraduate health sciences education at McMaster. In addition, numerous faculty members are involved in the supervision of graduate students.  

Two unique programs to which the Department makes major contributions are the only certificate program in Child Life Studies in Canada as well as the Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program for Neonatal Nurses, which is also the only program of its kind in Canada.

New faculty members are encouraged to attend the basic education faculty development workshops run by the Faculty of Health Sciences and have the highest attendance record at these workshops of any Department in the Faculty.

Members of the Department of Pediatrics are committed to a team approach to pediatric health care and ensuring that the educational programs offered align with our reputation as one of the most innovative medical schools in North America.


Dr. Christina Grant
Associate Professor, Adolescent Medicine
Associate Chair, Education
Department of Pediatrics

Education News

Post Doctorate Fellowship Opportunity

Dr. Melissa Parker and Professor Lisa Schwartz (HEI) are seeking a skilled and enthusiastic postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to pursue an innovative research program combining ethics in research with pediatric resuscitation science. This one-year position will be under the direction of co-leads Melissa Parker, MD, MSc (Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, McMaster Children’s Hospital and HEI, McMaster University) and Lisa Schwartz, PhD (Arnold L. Johnson Chair in Health Care Ethics, HEI, McMaster University).  Further details of the position and application procedures are available here.

Welcome New Chief Residents!

Congratulations to
Drs. Kendra Komsa, Matthew Purser and Christine Tenedero, Pediatrics new Co-Chief Residents. Learn more about our 2017-2018 Chief Residents.

Pediatrics Continuing Medical Education (CME)

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce Olaf Kraus de Camargo, McMasterDr. Olaf Kraus de Camargo has been selected as the new director of the department's CME program, effective February 2014.

This leadership role serves as a liaison with the FHS Continuing Health Sciences Education office and is responsible for the development of new CME resources and programs in the Department.

About Us

The strength of our education program is in our people. Our faculty, residents, fellows, undergraduate and postgraduate trainees are essential to sustaining our innovative programs.

Pediatrics' Weekly Grand Rounds

Stay up-to-date with upcoming Pediatric Grand Rounds presentations; log-into view live webcasts; and access presentation archives by visiting the Pediatric Grand Rounds webpage, or review rounds for all pediatric subspecialties here.



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