Medical Peer Review
The Child Advocacy and Protection Services (CAPS) medical providers meet each week to discuss inpatient and outpatient cases.
National Peer Review
Child Advocacy Centers across the country meet via this monthly web-based conference to discuss difficult cases.
Documentation Peer Review
Each month the documentation of a member of the CAPS medical team is chosen randomly and brought to the group for feedback and discussion. Fellow documentation is reviewed twice a year.
The CAPS medical team discusses active research and quality improvement projects in the program at this bimonthly meeting. The team also discusses research needs within the field and potential projects.
Subspecialty Board Exam Prep
This is a weekly, fellow-led meeting and will include one CAPS faculty member on a rotating basis. In preparation for taking the subspecialty certification exam, the fellow and faculty member will review the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) Content Outline for Child Abuse Pediatrics (PDF) using study materials developed by the CAPS team.
Each month a member of the CAPS team chooses one or two journal articles and leads a discussion about the content, limitations, and validity of the article. Fellows present two times during each academic year.
Joint Fellowship Curriculum
The Joint Fellowship Curriculum (JFC) committee consists of Directors of the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) pediatric subspecialty fellowship programs. This committee has developed a core curriculum designed to address the academic requirements mandated by the American Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and the career and personal development goals of the fellows.
WI CAN (Wisconsin Child Abuse Network) Sexual Abuse Peer Review
The CAPS team meets quarterly with representatives from the Child Advocacy Centers and local Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners to discuss pediatric cases.
Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect (SCAN) Committee
Members of the SCAN committee include representatives from the CAPS program as well as the legal department, medical records, patient advocacy, emergency department, and hospitalist medical teams. The goal of this committee is to address systems issues within Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin related to child maltreatment.
Fellows will receive financial support and protected time for participation in local, regional, and national conferences. Attendance at a minimum of one of these conferences during fellowship is required.
WI CAN (Wisconsin Child Abuse Network) Educational Series
Monthly statewide, web-based lectures on various topics related to child maltreatment. Fellows are expected to provide presentations at this meeting when appropriate. Attendance at every meeting is encouraged.
Pediatric Grand Rounds are held most Fridays in the CHW Auditorium from 8:30-9:30 a.m. Go to the Pediatric Grand Rounds schedule for upcoming topics.
Professor Rounds occur each Thursday from noon - 1 p.m. in the CHW Auditorium.
Schwartz Center Rounds (supported by The Schwartz Center for Compassionate Healthcare) is a multidisciplinary forum where caregivers discuss emotional and social issues that arise in caring for patients. Upcoming dates and topics are posted on Children's Connect.
The MCW Office of Continuing and Professional Education offers a comprehensive list of upcoming CME activities.
Residents / Medical Students
Pediatric Residents participate in a required one-week rotation with Child Advocacy during their second year. Medical Students have the option for a one-month rotation during their final year. Rotators participate in patient care at both our hospital-based and outpatient locations. Fellows will have ample time to develop teaching skills during these encounters. Fellows will also have the opportunity to provide lectures to students and residents as part of their regular didactic series.
The CAPS program is actively involved in community education at the local and regional level through the development of conferences related to child maltreatment. CAPS also provides lectures and training workshops to community partners, including law students, social services, community physicians, law enforcement, etc. In addition to the education that occurs during communication with these agencies during routine patient care, fellows will have the opportunity to participate in the development of these lectures and workshops as their training progresses.
Education of other fellows
Fellows will gain experience educating other subspecialty fellows as they participate in CAPS involvement with the Joint Fellowship Curriculum, which directs workshops on the topics of Legislative Advocacy and Expert Witness Testimony.