Teaching in Community Settings SIG

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April 2016 Newsletter Article

The Teaching in Community Settings SIG is the home and voice in the APA for the community academic pediatrician. We represent all facets of community pediatricians who teach, regardless of setting (private practice, community health center, community hospital, and anyone else who teaches outside of the traditional medical school affiliated academic center). We view our role as providing community context to all facets of academic pediatrics. We aid different interest groups and individuals in academic pediatrics in assuring that teaching across all community settings is high quality and beneficial to learners at all levels including medical students, residents (both pediatric and family medicine) and nurse practitioner students. One of the benefits and goals of having quality teachers and role models in the community setting is that learners exposed to these settings will be more likely to pursue a career in community pediatrics.

The Advocacy Training SIG and the Teaching in Community Settings SIG has teamed up to offer a dynamic SIG program for PAS 2015. This year's SIG program will take place on Sunday April 26 from 8:00 - 11:00 AM, in the Sapphire Ballroom E, located at the Hilton Bayfront Hotel. The focus of this year's program is teaching how to be successful advocates in a community based setting. To set the stage, the session will begin with a presentation on Advocacy 101. Next, examples of successful community based advocacy projects implemented in small, medium and large settings will be presented. A Q&A session with all of the presenters will follow. After a short break, trainee poster and plenary presentations will highlight the advocacy efforts taking place in training programs, with an emphasis on community based projects. We hope you will join us for this fantastic program.

Please contact us with any questions or suggestions for future programs and initiatives.

Teaching in Community Settings SIG
Scott Krugman

Chris Peltier

Scott Vergano

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Scott Krugman, MD
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone: (443) 777-7730

Chris Peltier, MD
4371 Ferguson Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: (513) 752-3650

Scott Vergano, MD
1052 North Shore Rd.
Norfolk, VA 23505
Phone: (973) 271-9242



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