Academic Fellows SIG


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SIG Description


Academic Fellows SIG was formed with the intent of creating a community of physicians who plan to remain in academics-both general pediatrics and all specialties. Having a forum of fellows with similar career goals will enable focus to be placed on areas of interest that are applicable to a career in academics. Young faculty less than 3 years out of fellowship would be encouraged to participate in an advisory capacity.

SIG Mission/Goals:


The goals of the Academic Fellows SIG will include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, skills to function as independent researchers, advocacy and leadership training, career development and camaraderie among academically oriented fellows in pediatrics. These goals will be attained through Academic Fellows SIG meetings at PAS and potentially Regional meetings along with the development of an online community. Through this online community, resources common to the needs of all academic fellows can be compiled with the potential for webinars and additional learning activities. As core to the mission of the APA, the SIG would strive to encourage leadership in education, research, patient care and advocacy as fellows develop into young faculty and beyond.



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As the SIG's focus is promoting and supporting a career in academic pediatrics, fellows from all specialties are welcome to join. This includes but is not limited to: Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Child Protection, Behavior/Development, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, General Academics, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Adolescent, Critical Care, Neonatology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalists, and Environmental Health. Developing the leadership of the SIG is ongoing; please contact Sara Slovin or Tracey Wilkinson if you are interested in a leadership role.



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Annaul Report

SIG Annual Report 2016

SIG Name: Academic Fellows SIG

Co-chairs:
Beth Dawson-Hahn, Seattle Children's Hospital, WA
Casey Rosen-Carole, University of Rochester, NY

SIG purpose/mission:
The goals of the Academic Fellows SIG will include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, skills to function as independent researchers, advocacy and leadership training, career development and camaraderie among academically oriented fellows in pediatrics.

Current SIG goals:

  • Growth
  • Serve all fellows
  • Increase communication with and integration of non-accredited fellowship programs and all types of academic fellowships
  • Gain an improved understanding of what fellows need and expect of SIG leadership
  • Improve networking within APA Academic General Pediatric Accreditation Committee

  • Vitality:
  • Increase availability of mentorship experiences, esp through PAS mentored abstract review
  • Increase visibility of fellows at PAS through workshop and luncheon
  • Increase networking opportunities for fellows in fellowship and beyond

  • Longitudinal/sustainable:
  • Improve the handoff procedure to incoming leaders
  • Develop a growth and vitality plan that can continue to inform the SIG beyond the 2 year leader period

Annual summary:

Goal/Plan

2015

2016

  • Growth:
  • Serve all fellows
  • Increase communication with and integration of non-accredited fellowship programs and all types of academic fellowships
  • Gain an improved understanding of what fellows need and expect of SIG leadership
  • Improve networking within APA Academic General Pediatric Accreditation Committee (AGPAC)
  • Compiled list of different fellowships throughout the country by google search, APA listserv posts
  • Sent questions through AGPAC survey for all academic departments, waiting on results
  • Fellow nominated to serve on AGPAC
  • get list from Teri Turner, add to our list, find a way to disseminate list
  • Add AGPAC representative  to monthly meetings
  • Compile list of fellows needs from AGPAC survey
  • Act on list
  • Vitality:
    • Increase availability of mentorship experiences, esp through PAS mentored abstract review
    • Increase visibility of fellows at PAS through workshop and luncheon
    • Increase networking opportunities for fellows in fellowship and beyond
  • Increased mentored abstract participation from 25/yr to around 130 people through increased recruitment of mentors, double-booking mentors and better advertisement
  • Improved advertisement of PAS events
  • Exciting/well planned PAS events
  • Increase networking: XXX
  • Talk to guy from luncheon about improving trainee transition
  • Consider sub-committee
  • C/w improved mentored abstract experience
  • C/w improved advertisement (aap, hosp Med, Twitter, posts)
  • Consider shared products, networking, find a mentor opportunities
  • Consider meeting at regional meetings
  • Longitudinal/sustainable:
    • Improve the handoff procedure to incoming leaders
    • Develop a growth and vitality plan that can continue to inform the SIG beyond the 2 year leader period
  • Formation of Dropbox for SIG with organizational structure to keep files
  • Development of strategic plan and reporting
  • Development of regular meetings
  • Ensure at least 1m of overlap in position
  • Consider 3 co-chairs or a 3 year term (ask person who applied last year)
  • Consider a yearly-revised 5 year plan

 

Other groups that work in your area of interest: (i.e. for med student education, this might include COMSEP, etc.)

  • Fellowship Directors SIG
  • Hospitalist SIG



April 2016 Newsletter Article


In preparation for PAS 2016, the Academic Fellows SIG co-chairs would like to thank the APA staff, and the support of the APA Leadership, in particular Mary Ottolini, for helping us to have such a robust and successful year with the PAS Mentored Abstract Review. We had a record 84 mentors and 109 mentees participate in the process this year! Thank you to all of those who participated in this process, and special thanks to the mentors who took on more than one mentee in order to accommodate the robust interest and response from fellows and junior faculty.  We welcome your feedback and ideas about this process, and hope that we'll be able to encourage other meetings to offer this training opportunity to fellows and junior faculty in the years to come.

We're looking forward to an exciting meeting at PAS 2016 in Baltimore! We are combining efforts with the Fellowship Training SIG at our Saturday, April 30, from 8:30-11:30am in the Hilton Hotel, Johnson Room A.  We hope you will join us to learn and experience Human Centered Design an approach that you can use for quality improvement, research and program evaluation.  This experience will offer the opportunity to both learn new skills and network.  We'll feature individuals who have successfully used this work in their institutions and as a methodology in AHRQ funded research.

We hope you'll tag Fellow relevant tweets at PAS with #PASFellows2016. We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Tamara Gayle, MD
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (904) 343-1392
tgayle8@gmail.com

Christine SanGiovanni, MD
135 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: (862) 266-1420
christinesangiovanni@gmail.com


 

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