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Updates Regarding COVID-19 Advisory

In light of the University’s guidance around social distancing, we have reviewed our upcoming Pediatric Grand Rounds sessions and have decided to move forward with virtual sessions for the immediate future. 

*Please note that all Pediatric Grands Rounds sessions will be online onlyPlease do not go to LPCH Auditorium. 

Virtual Pediatric Grand Rounds (CME): Optimizing Education in the Time of COVID-19

Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH, Hayley Gans, MD, Carrie Rassbach, MD, MAEd

In this interactive Grand Rounds, we will discuss the current state of medical education in the United States in the era of COVID-19.

Past session video recordings can also be viewed on the Lane Medical Library (SUNet/SHC/LPCH login), MediaSpace (SUNet Login), CME Webinar (Public accessible).


Rebecca (Becky) Blankenburg, MD, MPH

Associate Chair, Education, Department of Pediatrics
Clinical Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Stanford School of Medicine

Hayley Gans, MD

Clinical Professor, Pediatric Infectious Diseases
Director, Fellowship Education
Stanford School of Medicine

Carrie Rassbach, MD, MAEd

Clinical Associate Professor, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Program Director, Pediatrics Residency ProgramProgram Director, Combined Pediatrics-Anesthesia Residency Program
Stanford School of Medicine

Session Description

In this interactive Grand Rounds, we will discuss the current state of medical education in the United States in the era of COVID-19. We will then discuss ways of adapting teaching to meet the needs of our learners, including how to create interactive teaching when using videoconferencing. We will explore changes in the clinical learning environment and how to optimize teaching in new settings including telehealth. Finally, we will explore the impact of COVID-19 on the wellness of our learners and provide strategies to optimize their well-being.

Education Goals

  • Discuss national educational policy changes and their impacts on learners
  • Incorporate interactive teaching when using videoconferencing
  • Explore impact of a pandemic on clinical training and discuss creative ways to mitigate negative effects
  • Identify causes of healthcare provider stress related to the COVID epidemic and methods to manage this stress


CME Credit


The Stanford University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation

The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cultural and Linguistic Competency

California Assembly Bill 1195 requires continuing medical education activities with patient care components to include curriculum in the subjects of cultural and linguistic competency.  The planners and speakers of this CME activity have been encouraged to address cultural issues relevant to their topic area. The Stanford University School of Medicine Multicultural Health Portal also contains many useful cultural and linguistic competency tools including culture guides, language access information and pertinent state and federal laws. You are encouraged to visit the portal: http://lane.stanford.edu/portals/cultural.html

Contact Stanford Center for Continuing Medical Education for CME credit transcript. Email Magna Patel, RSS Manager at magna@stanford.edu or stanfordcme@stanford.edu.

Planner and Faculty Disclosure to Learners

In accordance with the standards of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), all speakers, planners and/or persons who can influence the CME content must disclose to learners any relationships with commercial interests providing products or services that are relevant to the content of the presentation. The following individual(s) HAVE indicated the following relationships:


Bertil Glader, MD
Contracted Research: Agios

The following speakers, planning committee members and/or persons who can influence CME content have indicated they have NO relationships with commercial industry to disclose relevant to the content of this CME activity:

Course Director

Alan Schroeder, MD, Associate Chief for Research, Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine


Mary Leonard, MD, MSCE, Chair Department of Pediatrics
Matthew Porteus, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine
Neville H. Golden, MD, Chief, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Lisa Chamberlain, MD, MPH, Professor, General Pediatrics
Minnie Dasgupta, MD, Chief Resident, Pediatric Residency Program


Rebecca Blankenburg, MD, MPH

Hayley Gans, MD

Carrie Rassbach, MD, MAEd