Clinical excellence in pediatrics

Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Aug;53(9):879-84. doi: 10.1177/0009922814533408. Epub 2014 May 6.


The 7 core domains of clinical excellence in academic medicine, as defined by the Miller-Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence at Johns Hopkins, are applicable to the field of pediatrics. The authors use published case reports and teaching models from the pediatric literature to illustrate how thoughtful clinicians have realized distinction in each of the 7 clinical excellence domains, recognizing excellent pediatric patient care serves to strengthen all 3 arms of the tripartite academic mission. Clinicians who feel valued by their institution may be more likely to remain in an academic clinical setting, where they promote the health and well-being of their patients, provide support to families and caregivers, serve as role models for pediatric trainees, and integrate research into their practice with the overall aim of improving patient outcomes.

Keywords: academic medical centers; clinical competence; pediatrics; standard of care.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Clinical Competence*
  • Female
  • Humanism
  • Humans
  • Pediatrics
  • Physician-Patient Relations
  • Quality of Health Care*