Erika Friehling, MD
UPMC Medical Education
Molly Broder, MD
Vice Chair (2022-2024)
Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine
The Faculty and Professional Development Learning Community provides opportunities for collaboration among APPD members interested in faculty development. To meet these goals, our learning community has four subsections, each with a focal project.
- The Educator Development subgroup manages the production and publication of “Nuts and Bolts” publications–short tip sheets on common education topics to be used as a resource for faculty development at the home programs of APPD members.
- The Chief Resident Forum subgroup plans and runs the APPD Forum for Chief Residents at the APPD Annual Spring Meeting, designed to support and develop the Chief Resident roles at member programs.
- The Mentoring subgroup organizes mentoring activities for APPD members.
- The Professional Development subgroup plans the longitudinal pre-conference workshop series Professional Development 101 for APPD members.
Our leadership structure, with chairs of each subgroup, creates many opportunities for leadership roles within APPD. We encourage participation by any new APPD members in the subgroups to bring innovative ideas toward the aim of meeting the professional development needs of APPD and our home programs.