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SPLIT’s lectureship boosts knowledge, confidence for pediatric transplant hepatology trainees

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Previous publications highlighted a lack of standard education on advanced hepatology and liver transplantation topics for pediatric transplant hepatology trainees. The Society of Pediatric Liver Transplantation (SPLIT) recognized this gap and took the initiative to design a Zoom-based lectureship series to address the educational needs of these trainees.

The lectureship series was found to have had a significant positive impact on the participants’ knowledge of liver disease and their confidence in managing children with liver disease. A vast majority of the fellows reported an increase in both areas after attending the lectures.

The educational series also proved beneficial in aiding the trainees with their board preparation. This suggests that the content and format of the lectures contributed to preparing the participants for their professional certification exams.

Beyond education, the lecture series also served as a valuable platform for networking and mentorship. Over half of the participants reported benefiting from interactions with their peers and experts in the field, enhancing their professional connections and guidance.

All the fellows who participated in the lectureship series recommended it for future fellows, indicating a high level of satisfaction with the educational content and overall experience.

The SPLIT educational lectureship successfully addressed the educational gaps for pediatric transplant hepatology trainees, improving their knowledge and confidence in managing liver disease. Furthermore, it provided a supportive environment for networking and mentorship, contributing to the trainees’ professional development. The overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants underscores the success and value of the program.

Banc-Husu AM, Bonn J, Mavis AM, et al. Development of a national Zoom-based lectureship for pediatric transplant hepatology trainees. Pediatr Transplant. 2023;e14572. doi: 10.1111/petr.14572. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37462281.