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Grand Rounds: Building, Sustaining and Evolving a Vital Career in Medical Education


By H. Barrett Fromme, MD , Professor of Pediatrics, University of Chicago Medicine

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Describe three domains that impact career vitality. 2. Consider possible career and life priorities at their current career stage. 3. Identify two resources/actions that can be taken to enhance their engagement.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists and nurses.

Identified Gap:

A new perspective in building and sustaining a successful career in medical education.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour

Expiration Date for CME Credit:


Method of Physician Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CME credit.


Dr. Fromme has indicated that she has no relevant financial interest in any pharmaceutical or medical device company and that this activity was developed independent of commercial interest.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.



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