Sarkin/COMSEP Award

The Richard Sarkin Foundation/COMSEP Awards

The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) promotes exemplary teaching practices, advance innovation and scholarship in medical student education in pediatrics, and fosters the personal growth, professional success and collaboration of its members.
Over the past several years, the Sarkin Foundation has provided a yearly grant in the amount of $2,500.00 to COMSEP. This funds the “Richard Sarkin Foundation/COMSEP Grant” and the “COMSEP Grant”.

2016 COMSEP Meeting

COMSEP will hold its annual meeting in Nashville, Tennessee April 10-14. The recipients of the 2016 grants will be announced on Thursday morning, April 11.



2015 Richard Sarkin Foundation/COMSEP Grant Recipient

Dr. Jennifer Trainor,
Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Project Title: Pediatric Skills Boot Camp for M4 Students
Dr. Trainor is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She is director of the fourth year subinternship in pediatrics for the Feinberg School of Medicine, and is in charge of the fourth year electives and career advising in pediatric medicine at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. Her primary research interests involve medical education and the use of simulation to teach medical students, residents, and fellows clinical pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. Her areas of clinical research interest include diabetic ketoacidosis and anaphylaxis.

2015 COMSEP Grant Recipient

Dr. Jimmy Beck,
Children’s National Medical Center, George Washington University, Washington DC
Project Title: Professional Identity Formation Among Medical Students Who Volunteer at a Medical Specialty Camp
Dr. Beck is a pediatric hospitalist at Seattle Children’s Hospital and Acting Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. He completed a 3 year PHM fellowship at Children’s National Health System in 2014. During that time, he also obtained a Masters in Medical Education from the George Washington University School of Education and Human Development. His professional focus is in medical education, primarily on life long learning, teaching during family centered rounds, and high value care.

Past Recipients

2014: Dr. Linda Lewin, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Project Title: Development and Multicenter Validation of a Written Pediatric History and Physical Exam Evaluation (P-HAPEE) Tool.
2013: Dr. Eve Colson, Yale School of Medicine
Project Title: Medical, Nursing, and Physician Assistant Student Perspectives about Interprofessional Education (IPE)