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Standing Committees: Student, Resident and Young Physician

 

As the name suggests the Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, and Young Physicians Committee is charged with addressing the needs of medical students interested in Med-Peds, residents and fellows in Med-Peds training programs, and Med-Peds physicians who are within 5 years of completing residency or less than 40. 

For each area, we have developed specific goals and activities, described in more detail below. 

Medical Students 

For medical students, our primary goal is to help to get the word out about Med-Peds to medical students who might be interested in Med-Peds and to fostering interest in medical students already interested in Med-Peds.  In this area, we are involved in the following activities:

  1. Identifying medical students interested in Med-Peds through American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians medical student membership lists.
  2. Emailing medical students interested in Med-Peds a quarterly newsletter about Med-Peds.
  3. As opportunities arise, help coordinate Med-Peds tables at local, regional, and national venues attended by medical students.
  4. Publicize the existence of Med-Peds publicity and keeping up to date information geared towards medical school students (such as Med-Peds 101, the AAP Med-Peds pamphlet and the Medical Students’ Guide to Med-Peds Residency Programs.
  5. Coordinating Med-Peds Section recruitment activities with those of the Med-Peds Program Directors’ Association (MPPDA) and the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA).

Residents and Fellows

For Residents and Fellows in Med-Peds training programs, our primary goal is to help integrate these future Med-Peds practitioners into the larger Med-Peds community and to connect them with resources to make the transition from training into practice easier.  In this area, we are involved in the following activities:

  1. Coordinating a list of Med-Peds practitioners who are willing to be contacted by residents and fellows in Med-Peds training programs about life after Med-Peds training.
  2. Developing, maintaining, and providing access to a database of Med-Peds people for Med-Peds people.
  3. In conjunction with the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA), helping to maintain and publicize the Med-Peds Job Search Guide and the Med-Peds Fellowship Guide.
  4. Coordinating the annual Med-Peds Section Clinical Case Competition in conjunction with the AAP NCE.

Young Physicians

For Young Physicians, our primary goal is to help integrate new Med-Peds practitioners into the larger Med-Peds community and to coordinate our Young Physician efforts with those of other organizations where Med-Peds practitioners might also be involved (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Young Physician Section , American College of Physicians (ACP) Council of Young Physicians , and American Medical Association (AMA) Young Physicians Section).  In this area, we are involved in the following activities:

  1. Developing and maintaining active communication with the other three young physician groups where young Med-Peds practitioners may be involved.
  2. Developing a list of Med-Peds practitioners who are willing to be contacted by young Med-Peds about career advice.
  3. Developing, maintaining, and providing access to a database of Med-Peds people for Med-Peds people.
  4. In conjunction with the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA), helping to maintain and publicize the Med-Peds Job Search Guide and the Med-Peds Fellowship Guide.

We Need Your Help

We are always looking for people to help with our activities.  You can help in the following ways:

  1. Provide feedback and suggestion about the ideas presented here and your own ideas for the committee.
  2. Become a member of the committee (probably ~1 hour per month commitment on average).
  3. Volunteer to be on a list of practicing Med-Peds who could be contact by Med-Peds residents, fellows, or Young Physicians (probably ~1 hour per month commitment on average).

Please email Anna-Binney McCague, MD or David Kaelber, MD, PhD or if you have questions, suggestions, or comments or want to help.

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