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Committee on Pediatric Education

​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the AAP Committee on Pediatric Education (COPE) Web Page.

With the ongoing, long-range goal of advancing pediatric education, COPE functions as a think tank within the AAP for discussion, consensus building, and collaboration with respect to emerging issues facing pediatric graduate medical education (GME). These include, but are not limited to, research, curriculum development, faculty development, outcome measures, practice issues, and regulatory and legislative proposals as they relate to pediatric GME.

Representatives from a number of pediatric professional and educational organizations contribute to this process through appointed liaisons who report to COPE annually and contribute to activities throughout the year. The Committee reviews and monitors the field of pediatric education, identifying gaps or areas in need of enhancement, and develops strategies and recommendations as needed.

Member Organizations and COPE ​Roster​

COPE Develops Guidelines to Assist in Curriculum Dev​elopment
Quality pediatric medical education curricula play a valuable role in assuring the wellbeing of children and families.  In recognition of this role, the American Academy of Pediatrics’ (AAP) Committee on Pediatric Education (COPE) has developed an AAP Medical Education Curriculum Checklist to guide authors through the process of quality curriculum design. The checklist incorporates considerations that apply broadly to the development of new curricula.  This document aims to provide a starting point and framework for those considering the development of new pediatric medical education curricula.​

Academy Resources

The Physician Reentry into the Workforce Project
Committee on Pediatric Workforce (COPW)
Committee on Continuing Medical Education (COCME)
Educational Goals & Objectives for Culturally Effective Pediatric Care for Residents in Pediatrics
Medical Home Resources

External Organizations
Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME)

COPE is managed through the AAP Department of Education, where additional medical education resources can be found. 

Sheila Valadez
Department Coordinator/ Education

Hilary Haftel, MD, MHPE, FAAP
Senior Vice President, Education
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