Sue Poynter Wong, MD, MEd
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Elizabeth Chawla, MD
Vice Chair (2020-2023)
Georgetown University Hospital
The Behavioral and Mental Health Learning Community is a new collaborative, established in 2018, and is seeking members, including PDs, APDs, coordinators, and all educational leaders interested in developing curricula and assessment tools for graduate medical education training to meet the emerging and evolving needs in pediatric behavioral and mental health.
Expertise in behavioral health is not expected or required; anyone with a desire to improve this aspect of education in residency and fellowship training is welcome to participate and collaborate. As a new LC, we plan to partner with other LCs to address the needs of APPD members by creating a repository of motivated individuals with similar goals for collaboration in the design of innovative training curricula in this area and share these ideas within forums such as the APPD Share Warehouse.
Our learning community aims to:
- Familiarize members with content of the ABP EPA #9: Assess and manage patients with common behavior/mental health problems.
- Provide a platform to discuss specific needs and challenges with providing meaningful and adequate experiences for resident trainees in Behavioral and Mental Health.
- Develop curricula for implementation within residency training programs to enhance the exposure and clinical training in Behavior & Development and Mental Health.
- Identify and develop innovative assessment tools for evaluating resident competency in Behavioral and Mental Health training.
- Disseminate scholarly initiatives and best practices amongst the membership to address this important educational topic and growing health care need.
- Partner with stakeholders in Behavior and Mental Health training and care provision (i.e. American Board of Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics, patients, and families).