We are pleased to see a focus on advocacy in the hospital setting described by Winthrop et al in the October 2021 Hospital Pediatrics perspectives article, “Training the Next Generation of Pediatrician-Advocates: A New Focus on the Inpatient Setting.” We agree that pediatric residency training would benefit from advocacy teaching in this setting. Such training can be modeled after the advocacy curricular resources developed for pediatric hospital medicine. These resources include: (1) competency-based goals and objectives for the advocacy rotation that map to pediatric subspecialty entrustable professional activities, developed by the curriculum committee of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program Directors Council; and (2) specific knowledge, skills, and attitudes in advocacy as defined by the 2020 Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies.

However, faculty development in advocacy is necessary but not sufficient to allow for advocacy training and curricular development in the inpatient setting. Inpatient faculty must also be given...

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