Latha Chandran, MD, MPH, MBBS (2016)
SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine
SUNY at Stony Brook
Stony Brook, NY 11794-8111
Phone: (631) 444-1030
Education Committee/Chair Responsibilities
Core programs and activities
- The Education Committee Chair must provide oversight of all educational activities listed as APA core programs. These include
- Educational Scholars Program
- Educational Guidelines for Residency Training
- Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Accreditation Program
- Residents as Teacher Website and Curriculum ( as of 2014)
- Coordinate APA collaborations and activities with COMSEP and APPD including PEEAC conference every other year.
- Represent the APA at the AAP Committee on Pediatric Education (COPE).
Activities during term
- Create executive committee/task forces to implement agenda and appoint key leaders for activities as needed
- Engage committee members in the review of abstracts for PAS workshops and presentations.
- Review responsibilities of position with incoming chair.
The Education Committee Chair is responsible for coordinating the following awards provided by the APA.
- Miller-Sarkin Mentoring Award
- Helfer Award for the Best Educational Abstract
- APA annual teaching award to programs
- APA annual teaching award to faculty
- Communicate with membership regarding opportunities and activities via emails, surveys, tweets, APA wiki etc.
- Provide updates to general membership via APA newsletter write ups
- Review and provide updated website materials to the APA web manager to ensure accuracy of content
Responsibilities as an APA board member
- Review, update and participate in the implementation of the APA Strategic Plan
- Submit annual report to the board
- Participate in bimonthly phone calls ( third Tuesday 12-1:30pm ET)
- Attend fall and spring board meetings
- Attend appropriate regional meetings
PAS meeting responsibilities
- Chair Education Committee Meeting at PAS meeting
- Develop annual/triennial agenda
- Attend APA board meeting, past officers breakfast, membership meeting, board/awardee dinner meeting
APA Education Committee Update
The Executive Committee of the Education Committee met in January and received an update on all major activities within the Education Committee.
- The Educational Scholars Program will be recruiting its seventh cohort of scholars this year starting July 1. The entire ESP curriculum has been revamped and updated. Please see the more detailed update regarding this program in this issue. Contact Connie Baldwin, constance_baldwin@URMC.Rochester.edu, for details.
- The Educational Guidelines for Residency Training Renewal Project: Resources are being collected and updated using a template for each subject area. There is a piloting program to determine the ease of navigation on the website. The website is planned to be updated. Whenever possible, the milestones are being linked and resources for the NAS system developed in this project. Contact Joseph Gigante, Joseph.Gigante@vanderbilt.edu, regarding this project.
- Academic General Pediatrics Fellowship Accreditation Project: This group is planning a pre meeting before the PAS on Thursday, May 1, for two stakeholders: fellows of accredited programs and program directors. The meeting consists of a keynote address, workshops, and works in progress as well as a panel discussion on career planning. The meeting is entitled "Building a Strong Foundation for a Pediatric Academic Career". Contact Teri Turner, firstname.lastname@example.org, for details.
- Residents as Teacher Curriculum and Website: The group has collated all existing RAT curricula in the literature and synthesized the information. An article entitled "Residents as Teachers Publications: What can Programs Learn from the Literature when Starting a New or Refining an Established Curriculum?" has been accepted for publication by JGME. The next step is to work on setting up the website to post curricula. Contact Steve Paik, email@example.com, for more information.
- APPD/COMSEP News: For the one year leadership development program for PDs (LEAD program), third cohort is being currently recruited. Several active projects are going on under the LEARN program. APPD is in the process of developing a tri-party agreement with NBME and ABP to develop specific learner assessment tools. They have also made progress in their governance structure with sections for PDs, fellowship PDs and coordinators. The fellowship PDs are in close liaison with CoPS. COMSEP and APPD are working together to develop better evidence of student performance in year four and are planning to improve their presence in the AMA FREIDA data base.
- AWARDS: There was a great interest in all award programs of the APA Education Committee. Review committees are all working well and candidates are being finalized. Stay tuned for the winners of the Miller Sarkin Award, the Ray Helfer Award, APA teaching program award and APA teaching faculty awards for junior and midlevel faculty.
- NEW!! Education Committee Meeting at the PAS: We are planning to use the major portion of this meeting to provide opportunities for expert consultation to junior members of the APA for their educational projects. Submissions to have such consultation and to serve as expert consultants will be soon requested by us. Please stay tuned for this notice coming out in early February. We are excited to be able to serve the needs of our junior faculty members. The executive committee of the Education Committee is eager to support this idea and will serve as the review committee for selection of the projects. For more information on this topic, contact Latha Chandran, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Education Committee Chair