What is ONTPD?
The Organization of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training Program Directors (ONTPD) was formed in 1991 to provide an annual forum for program directors to identify and address issues relevant to Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine (NPM) Fellowship Training. Its membership consists of the program directors from all accredited NPM training programs in the US and Puerto Rico.
The mission of the ONTPD is to inform and advocate for Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Program Directors about issues relevant to the educational objectives, administration and funding of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine subspecialty training.
Council's Corner - January 2013
Helpful Vignettes From the ONTPD Council
An EPA Primer
Ward R. Rice, MD, PhD
What are EPAs? EPAs are Entrustable Professional Activities. EPAs represent what you do every day in your practice of neonatology. EPAs will serve as a bridge between competencies, milestones and real-world practice. Such a bridge has been lacking before the development of EPAs that are specialty specific, so the EPAs will help make sense out of Fellowship education. The key term in EPA is Entrustable. This term designates that the fellow or practitioner has demonstrated the necessary knowledge, clinical skills and judgment to be trusted to perform the designated activity competently and independently.
Simulations in Neonatal Training
Professionalism: Incorporating Neonatal Vignettes
Evaluations During Fellowship: Who, What, Where, When and Why?
Preparing for a Site Visit
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NICU Graduate Home Visits for Pediatric Interns
Physicians at Boston Medical Center, in Boston, MA, developed a NICU graduate home visitation program for pediatric interns in order to increase awareness of some of the difficulties the families face shortly after discharge. In its third year, the program is currently run by Dr. Meg Parker, Neonatologist and Health Services Researcher. The team found the program both feasible and a valuable learning experience. Their findings are summarized in a recent publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, August 2012 Issue.
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What TECaN has to Offer!
Visit the website of the Trainees and Early Career Neonatologists (TECaN) for the latest updates:
- Navigating the Salary and Benefits Waters
Samples of successful grants and articles on salary & compensation
- Powerpoint resources for trainees
Highlights available resources in career planning as well as educational
and web tools.
- Exploring and Evaluating Practices of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
These materials assist fellows their career planning, and interviewing with,
and evaluation of, practices.
Presentations from the 2012 ONTPD Annual Meeting »
(October 2011, New Orleans, LA)
ONTPD Council Roster
ONTPD Chair: Susan W Aucott, MD, FAAP
Johns Hopkins University
ONTPD Council Members:
Catherine Bendel, MD, FAAP
University of Minnesota
Christiane Dammam, MD, FAAP
Fiona Wertheimer, DO
Children's Hospital LA
Ward R Rice, MD, PhD, FAAP
Cincinnati Children's Hospital
Thomas A. Parker, MD, FAAP
University of Colorado
Renate Savich, MD, FAAP
University of New Mexico
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