Teaching in Community Settings SIG

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Co-chairs:  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

SIG purpose/mission: 
We seek to represent all teachers of pediatrics in community based settings, supporting their interests and addressing their challenges, in an effort to improve the education of students and residents in community pediatrics

Current SIG goals:
To define the scope and magnitude of teaching in community settings
To partner with groups interested in supporting and improving community pediatric education
To advocate for the interests and needs of community-based providers who are actively engaged in teaching

Annual summary:
We focused our efforts this year on the education of clinical-level medical students within community settings.  One of the co-chairs participated in a qualitative project alone with COMSEP to define the incentives, rewards, and challenges of community pediatricians engaged in the education of medical students within their pediatric clerkship.  We shared in the development of a Community Preceptor Workshop at COMSEP that focused on the recruitment, retainment, and faculty development of community preceptors.  Our joint workshop with the Medical Student Education SIG at PAS included elements from this presentation along with the results of the qualitative COMSEP survey and a panel discussion about issues related to recruiting and rewarding medical student educators in community settings.

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APA SIGs for Medical Student Education and Continuity Clinic

April 2017 Newsletter Article

Teaching in Community Settings/Obesity Combined SIG Program
How do you teach residents and students to address the epidemic of obesity among children in our country? What innovative approaches have been tried? What methods have been shown to work best? If you want or have answers to these questions, please join the combined meeting of our SIG with the Obesity SIG on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 8-11 am (Pacific Suite C at the Marriott Marquis) at PAS in San Francisco. We look forward to an engaging discussion of innovative approaches led by national experts in the field. Presentations will focus on medical student education, resident education, motivational interviewing, and education via telehealth platforms. Whether you teach students, residents, or patients and their families, this session will focus on practical approaches that can work in a busy community setting. Won't you please join us in San Francisco?

Teaching in Community Settings SIG Co-Chairs

Chris Peltier

Scott Vergano

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Megan Cardoso, MD
565 Pleasant St
Dunstable, Mas 01827
Phone: (617) 636-2629

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



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