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Virtual Pediatric Hospital: About Us

About Us


  1. What is Virtual Pediatric Hospital and what is its purpose?

    Mission
    Virtual Pediatric Hospital is a pediatric digital health sciences library that has been uniquely committed since 2006 and through its predecessors since 1992:

    Goals

  2. What population is Virtual Pediatric Hospital intended for?

    Virtual Pediatric Hospital addresses the continuum of pediatric education and may be of use primarily to four distinct populations. It is written for and intended primarily for use by Residents, Fellows, or Attending Physicians practicing pediatrics. Medical Students beginning their study of pediatrics or Other Health Care Providers practicing pediatrics may find it useful. Finally, Patients (including patient's family members or friends) will find Common Questions Quick Answers - Pediatrics helpful.

  3. What are the Educational Objectives of Virtual Pediatric Hospital?

    Virtual Pediatric Hospital's Educational Objectives are based upon the ACGME General Competencies:

    1. The learner will acquire knowledge of the pediatric discipline
    2. The learner will improve his/her analytical thinking skills
    3. The learner will analyze his/her own learning needs for needed improvement
    4. The learner will use evidence from scientific studies to answer the questions posed
    5. Some learners will use this information to facilitate the learning of others including patients, families, and health care providers

  4. Who curates Virtual Pediatric Hospital?

    Virtual Pediatric Hospital is curated by Donna M. D'Alessandro, MD and Michael P. D'Alessandro, MD.

    Donna D'Alessandro received her M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed a residency in Pediatrics at the Children's Memorial Hospital / Northwestern University, and completed a fellowship in General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School. She is currently a Professor of Pediatrics and a member of the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of Iowa.

    Michael D'Alessandro received an M.D. from Wayne State University School of Medicine, completed a residency in Diagnostic Radiology at the University of Iowa, and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Radiology at Children's Hospital Boston / Harvard Medical School. He is currently a Professor of Radiology and a member of the Division of Pediatric Radiology at the University of Iowa.

    The Drs. D'Alessandros' research is in the field of digital libraries and educational informatics.

  5. Dedications?

    To our parents,

    To our children,

    To our mentors,

    ...and to Edward R. Murrow who once said in regards to television but which is equally applicable to the Internet:

    "This instrument can teach, it can illuminate; yes, and it can even inspire. But it can do so only to the extent that humans are determined to use it to those ends. Otherwise it is merely wires and lights in a box. There is a great and perhaps decisive battle to be fought against ignorance, intolerance and indifference. This weapon of television could be useful."

    Good night and good luck.

  6. Further Questions?

    See our Frequently Asked Questions


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