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 - august 2013
Helpful Vignettes From the ONTPD Council
Neonatology Program Directors: Will an individualized residency training track system improve the preparedness for subspecialty training in Neonatal Perinatal Medicine?
Christiane E. L. Damman, MD, FAAP
Tufts Medical Center, Boston, MA
The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) has called through its Educational Innovation Project (EIP) for individualized training approaches to enhance the foundation of residents’ future career choices.(1) This idea was first put forward by the Carnegie study in 2010(2) that suggested to promote career development by creating individualized learning pathways in medical training with the goal to provide smaller learning communities within larger programs.
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New program starting at SUNY Downstate
SUNY Downstate has just been approved for a Neonatology fellowship. It will be listed as the " SUNY Health Science Center at Brooklyn Program" and is actively recruiting for positions in July 2013 and July 2014. Dr. Jacob Aranda is the program director and be contacted through the Division of Neonatology, The Children's Hospital of Brooklyn, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
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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.
ONTPD Council Roster
Christiane Dammam, MD, FAAP
ONTPD Council Members:
Catherine Bendel, MD, FAAP
University of Minnesota
Patricia Chess, MD, FAAP
University of Rochester
Jae Kim, MD, PhD, FAAP
UC San Diego
Suzanne Lopez, MD, FAAP
U Texas Houston
Ward R Rice, MD PhD, FAAP
Erica Mandell, MD, FAAP
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