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Task Forces

The APPD has five main task forces which focus on areas as listed below. APPD members are welcome to join a task force - there is no additional fee, requirement, or specific skill needed. Join in a task force during the annual meeting, or contact the leadership below for ongoing activities between meetings to get involved. To review task force activities, please see reports found in the Bulletin(s).

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ASSESSMENT

The APPD Assessment Task Force is charged with: a) understanding the needs of APPD membership in the domain of learner, faculty and program assessment and b) communicating to APPD leadership proposed areas of development of assessment instruments and procedures. As well, the Task Force will serve as a group of content experts (program directors and leaders) who assist pediatric residency programs in improving and implementing their assessment procedures. Such procedures may include assessment and feedback to individual trainees and faculty, as well as evaluating curricular or programmatic activities.



ASSESSMENT TASK FORCE LEADERSHIP

Mark Vining, MD - Task Force Chair (2015-2017)
Program Director
Umass Memorial Medical Center
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester MA, 01655
Phone: 508-856-3590
Fax: 508-856-3779
Email: mark.vining@umassmemorial.org

Caroline Rassbach MD - Task Force Vice-Chair (2015-2017)
Associate Program Director
Stanford Univ Ped Residency Program
c/o House Staff Ofc, LPCH, 725 Welch Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Phone: 650-497-8979
Fax: 650-497-8228
Email: crassbac@stanford.edu

Working Groups

Assessment of Faculty
2016-2017 Leader: Sara Multerer, MD, University of Louisville

Assessment of Learners
2016-2017 Leader: Mackenzie Frost, MD, UT Southwestern/Children's Medical Center

Evaluation of Programs
2016-2017 Leader: Jennifer DiPace, MD, New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell

APPD Assessment Task Force Meeting Summary Report March 31, 2016



CURRICULUM

The APPD Curriculum Task Force is charged with: a) understanding the needs of the APPD membership in the domain of curriculum and b) communicating to APPD leadership ways in which APPD can take a lead role in promoting and developing training curricula that meet RRC requirements, prepare residents for certification and, most importantly, reflect the current needs of children in our society. As well, this Task Force will also serve as a group of content experts (program directors and leaders) who assist Pediatric programs in improving and implementing curriculum, including proposing to the APPD leadership an infrastructure for curriculum development.

Curriculum Taskforce Toolshed



CURRICULUM TASK FORCE LEADERSHIP

Helen Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE - Task Force Chair (2016-2018)
Assoc Program Dir / Dir of Recruitment
University of Chicago Medicine
5721 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 8016
Chicago IL, 60637
Phone: 773-702-6435
Fax: 773-834-0748
Email: hfromme@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu

Nicole Paradise Black, MD, MEd - Task Force Vice Chair (2016-2018)
Residency Director & Director of Ped Med Educ
University of Florida
Div of Med Educ, PO Box 100296, 1600 SW Archer Rd
Gainesville FL, 32610
Business Phone: 352-273-8234
Fax: 352-294-8060
Email: blacknm@peds.ufl.edu



TOOLSHED OF CURRICULA

Competencies
1. Pedialink and eQIPP: Self and practice assessment tools. The quality improvement program (eQIPP) has various diseases to review (ADHD, ASTHMA). This costs the program to register. Pedialink is a CME tracker/self assesser. Good habits for residents to get into! Gets at PBLandI and Systems based Practice, as well as professionalism. www.pedialink.org
RATED: 4/5 on ease of use (costs and slightly hard to get registered), 5/5 on quality

2. Tuft’s Health Care Institute’s Online Learning Campus: This organization is dedicated to teaching the concepts of practice based learning and improvement and systems based practice to health care practitioners. Offers modules and Applied Learning Exercises (AppLEs). Predominantly adult cases, though. http://thci.org
RATED: 4/5 on ease of use, 5/5 on quality (1 reviewer)


Critical Care
1. Critical Care Site: This contains educational modules and web based quizzes. “Very helpful and easy to use”. Gives print-outs to residents on what they have completed, therefore residents can be self-directed in their learning with good documentation! www.sccm.org
RATED: 5/5 on ease of implementation, 5/5 on quality (2 reviewers)


General Pediatrics
1. APA Guidelines: Ready to use curriculum builder! Can create documents that are specific to your program. (Pointer...RRC requires goals and objectives to be level of training specific...PDs must add) On-line and extremely helpful. “First reference a new program director should browse”. http://www.academicpeds.org/egweb/
RATED: 5/5 on ease of use/implementation, 5/5 on quality (5 reviewers)
NOTE: APA GUIDELINES TEAM REPORTS THAT IN MAY 2005 THERE WILL BE ADDITIONAL TOOLS ON THIS SITE FOR ROTATION PLANNING, FOR PROGRAM PLANNING, AND ALSO TUTORIALS THAT PROGRAM DIRECTORS CAN USE FOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT.

2. Bright Futures: Two sites available: www.brightfutures.org (Georgetown) and www.brightfutures.aap.org (AAP). Bright futures is a philosophy, a vision and a set of expert guidelines for giving a practical developmental approach to providing health supervision to children. Can be utilized in continuity clinic.
RATED: 4.5/5 on ease of implementation, 5/5 on quality (2 reviewers)

3. Pediacases: Cases on growth development and adolescent issues for teachers.
www.pediacases.org

4. Pediatrics in Practice: This is a site that has modules to teach the “core concepts” of Bright Futures. The core concepts coincide nicely with the competencies. They are Communication, Partnership, Education, Advocacy, Time Management and Health Promotion. www.pediatricsinpractice.org
RATED: 5/5 on ease of implementation, 5/5 on quality (2 reviewers)


Genetics
1. Genetic Clinics (NIH): Can search by disease and/or locus. Can’t search under clinical signs and symptoms, but they do have a wide range of info on individual disease. www.geneclinics.org
RATED: 5/5 on ease of use, 5/5 on quality (2 reviewers)

2. Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man: A site with information on genetic diseases, as well as a search function for clinical signs and symptoms. www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?b=OMIM
RATED: 5/5 on ease of use, 5/5 on quality (2 reviewers)


Neonatology
1. Neonatology on the Web: A general site with a variety of information including a set of teaching files that are indexed to specific topics. www.neonatology.org
RATED: 5/5 on ease of use/implementation, 5/5 on quality (1 reviewer)


 



The APPD Faculty and Professional Development Task Force is charged with: a) understanding the needs of the APPD membership in the domain of faculty development and b) communicating to the APPD leadership proposed areas of meeting programming, and curricular materials that address the APPD membership (Program directors and leaders) needs regarding professional development. These areas of professional development may include faculty teaching skills, for example.

Faculty and Professional Development Task Force: Three Areas of Focus

FACULTY AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TASK FORCE LEADERSHIP

Marsha Anderson, MD - Task Force Chair (2015-2017)
Associate Program Director
Univ of Colorado/Residency Program
13123 E. 16th Ave, Med Educ B015
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: 7207776877
Fax: 7207777295
Email: marsha.anderson@childrenscolorado.org

Erin Giudice MD - Task Force Vice-Chair (2015-2017)
Program Director
Univ of Maryland, Div of Peds Ed
22 S. Greene Street, Rm N5W56
Baltimore, MD 21201
Phone: 410-328-6662
Fax: 410-328-0646
Email: egiudice@peds.umaryland.edu




LEARNING TECHNOLOGY

The APPD Learning Technology Task Force is charged with: a) understanding the needs of the APPD membership in the domain of technology; b) identifying and evaluating technology, including software, computers, personal digital assistants, telecommunication devices, and wireless technologies; and, c) communicating to the APPD leadership recommendations for technology solutions for APPD members (Program Directors and leaders). As content experts, members of the APPD Learning Technology Task Force will be called upon to work collaboratively across all APPD task force groups to advise and assure integration of technology.

Welcome to the APPD Learning Technology Task Force

LEARNING TECHNOLOGY TASK FORCE LEADERSHIP

Emily Borman-Shoap MD - Task Force, Chair (2015-2016)
Assoc Program Director - Peds Res Prog
University of Minnesota
2450 Riverside Ave, M136 1st Flr, East Bldg
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: 616-625-7202
Fax: 616-626-7042
E-Mail: borm0029@umn.edu

Pamela Carpenter C-TAGME, Vice Chair (2015-2017)
Manager, Pediatric Education
Univ of UT, Primary Children's Hospital
81 North Mario Capecchi Drive
Salt Lake City, UT 84113
Phone: 801-662-5704
Fax: 801-662-5705
Email: pamela.carpenter@hsc.utah.edu



RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP


The APPD Research and Scholarship Task Force is charged with: a) understanding the needs of the APPD membership in the domains of research and scholarship; b) supporting the APPD's organizational processes and procedures that promote and support APPD member research and scholarship; and, c) informing the APPD leadership regarding ways in which research and scholarship can be supported for all APPD members (Program Directors and leaders).

APPD Research and Scholarship Task Force Survey Policy

RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP TASK FORCE LEADERSHIP

Su-Ting T. Li MD, MPH - Task Force Chair (2015-2017)
Program Director
University of California Davis, Medical Center
2516 Stockton Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95817
Phone: 916-734-2428
Fax: 916-734-0342
sutli@ucdavis.edu

Erika Abramson MD - Task Force Vice Chair (2015-2017)
Associate Program Director
New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell
525 E. 68th St, Box 139
New York, NY 10021
Phone: 212-746-3929
Fax: 212-746-3140
Email: err9009@med.cornell.edu



 



APPD Task Force Leadership - Council of Task Force Chairs

Council of Task Force Chairs - Roles and Responsibilities

Chair

Rebecca Blankenburg, MD,
MPH, Chair (2016-2019)

rblanke@stanford.edu

Assessment

Mark Vining, MD,
Chair (2015-2017)
Caroline Rassbach, MD,
Vice Chair (2015-2017)

mark.vining@umassmemorial.org

crassbac@stanford.edu

Curriculum

Helen Barrett Fromme, MD, MHPE, Chair (2016-2018)

Nicole Paradise Black, MD, MEd, Vice Chair (2016-2018)

hfromme@peds.bsd.uchicago.edu



blacknm@peds.ufl.edu

Faculty and Professional Development

Marsha Anderson, MD,
Chair (2015-2017)
Erin Giudice, MD, Vice Chair (2015-2017)

marsha.anderson@childrenscolorado.org


egiudice@peds.umaryland.edu

Learning
Technology

Emily Borman-Shoap MD, Chair (2015-2017)
Pamela Carpenter, C-TAGME,
Vice Chair (2015-2017)

borm0029@umn.edu


pamela.carpenter@hsc.utah.edu

Research and Scholarship

Su-Ting T. Li MD, MPH, Chair (2015-2017)
Erika Abramson, MD
Vice Chair (2015-2017)

sutli@ucdavis.edu


err9009@med.cornell.edu