An Educational Module for Pediatric Residents on Community, Home and School Violence

Date of Review: February, 2019

This resource, from MedEdPORTAL, is a 90 minute module used as part of a required pediatric residency advocacy block to increase knowledge about violence and injury in the community as well as teaching future injury prevention strategies. This module can be easily used in during a pediatric primary care; advocacy or community residency block and is designed for a faculty member to use with two other residents. There are six cases that each have specific learning objectives and are accompanied by pop quizzes in a PowerPoint format. The accompanying instructor’s guide outlines the possible answers to these and contains a documentary and articles for learners to review prior to the module. (which can take up to 110 minutes) A general pediatrician should be able to deliver the material and it could be adapted for use with pre-clinical students. A ‘community violence’ survey was used as a pre-test to assess learner knowledge. The authors reported that a significant limitation was the lack of learner preparation. Perhaps this lengthy introductory material could be introduced and assessed in a separate session prior to this module.– Ashti Doobay-Persaud, MD, NCEAS


St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children

Where Was the Curriculum Implemented?

Philadelphia, PA

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Outcomes that Have Been Reported for the Curriculum:

Self-reported learner attitude

Self-reported learner behavior in a real patient setting

Outcome and Study Design:

Post only


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