IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Helpful Vignettes From the ONTPD Council
Facing Change in Your NPM Program
Jae Kim MD, FAAP
University of California San Diego
The one thing in academics is that nothing ever stays the same. As a Program Director, it is an ever facing challenge to keep up with new changes and incorporate them to sustain and improve one's program.
ONTPD Meeting at Pediatric Academic Societies
Meeting Vancouver 2014
The ONTPD meeting at PAS was attended by 34 program directors/associate program directors, two TECaN representatives, and Dr. Tonse Raju from the NICHD. Some ONTPD members who were not able to travel to the PAS meeting joined the discussion via web conference. Thank you all for joining us!
Topics presented and discussed by the ONTPD Council included:
- ONTPD Council Chair provided updates from the ACGME, CoPS, mission of TECaN mission and goals of the ONTPD Council and future meeting dates
Council Chair Report »
- PD survey results were presented and networking ideas will be built into next meetings (PAS and NCE)
PD Survey Results »
- The following Task Forces were presented:
- Website updates were presented.
New Accreditation System Task Force
Clinical Competency Committee
In an effort to aide in optimizing our ongoing endeavours related to the Next Accreditation System the NAS task force has developed three documents related to the CCC that you can use:
CCC policy, CCC evaluation reporting tool, and CCC responsibilities. Feel free to edit to better fit the needs of your specific program, or use your own documents that you have developed as well.
They have all been vetted by the ONTPD executive council and members of the ONTPD NAS task force, but like all things NAS are not yet written in stone. The next task of the
task force is to work on Program Evaluation Committee related documents. Since Milestones are not created to be used as an rotation evaluation tool we will first work on the new required instruments
(CCC and PEC tools) and leave overall rotation evaluation for later. We are planning to organize a web conference for ONTPD members, so keep an eye out! Also, if you have developed documents that you
think would be helpful to the NAS task force, please send them to Patricia Chess.
CCC Policy »
CCC Evaluation Reporting Tool »
CCC Responsibilities »
Update on the NAS at the CoPS meeting in Vancouver
At the Council of Pediatric Subspecialists meeting in Vancouver, Mary Lieh-Lai reviewed ACGME current NAS information. We are planning to organize a NAS web conference for our ONTPD group soon.
Scholarly Activity Research Network
The SARN task force is developing a research network to facilitate scholarly projects by trainees in the areas of clinical, educational, and translational research.
ONTPD Council Roster
Christiane Dammann, MD, FAAP
Tufts University, Boston
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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What TECaN has to Offer!
- Navigating the Salary and Benefits Waters
- Powerpoint resources for trainees
- Exploring and Evaluating Practices of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
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