The Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) fosters excellence in undergraduate medical education in pediatrics. Functioning under the auspices of the Association of Medical School Pediatric Department Chairmen (AMSPDC), COMSEP is the official organization of north American educators with administrative responsibility for undergraduate medical education in pediatrics. It promotes the development, dissemination, and evaluation of curricular materials and educational resources through inter-institutional collaboration. It advocates for research in pediatric medical education. The effectiveness of members as teachers of students and faculty, and as academic leaders, administrators, and mentors, is developed and enhanced through participation in COMSEP activities.