Teaching in Community Settings SIG


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Co-chairs: 

Megan Cardoso, MD
800 Washington St, #7051
Boston, MA  02111
781-853-8339
mcardoso@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Scott Vergano, MD
885 Kempsville Rd, Suite 200
Norfolk, VA  23502
757-312-9220
scott.vergano@chkd.org

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 advocate for the interests and needs of community-based providers who are actively engaged in teaching

To partner with groups interested in supporting and improving community-based pediatric education

To reach pediatric educators in non-office based settings in order to assess and represent their needs

Annual summary:
The Teaching in Community Settings SIG is looking to reach out to all clinicians who teach outside the traditional academic setting. We welcome educators from inpatient, nursery, and outpatient pediatrics to share our common challenges, to generate discussion regarding opportunities for improvement, and to network with like-minded community-based teachers. Our workshop presentation at PAS this year will focus on student education and the opportunities, barriers, and challenges to student education in the community setting. This interactive and reflective workshop will be followed by an open dialogue to chart future directions for our SIG. We hope you will plan to join us in Toronto! MISSION STATEMENT: In order to be more inclusive, we would like to change the words "students and residents" to "learners."



If you teach pediatrics outside the traditional university setting, we want you!

Ever wondered what to do with your student when the day is too slow? Ever struggled with how to reach the difficult student? Ever wondered what resources are available to help teach in the community setting? We have the answers!

The Teaching in Community Setting SIG is striving to reach outside our traditional outpatient focus to represent the needs of all clinicians who teach in community settings, including community hospitals, nurseries, clinics, and offices. Instead of partnering with another SIG, we have created our own SIG programming this year and are excited to bring Leslie Farrell, experienced workshop presenter, and her team to the opening session on Saturday morning in Toronto. Leslie and her team are preparing an interactive and informative workshop addressing the challenges of teaching pediatrics in the community. We are excited to work with her and hope that you will join us to find the answers to the common difficulties above.

The description of our PAS session is below. Please plan to join us Saturday morning in Toronto, and please come up and introduce yourselves to us afterward. If you are unable to attend, we would still love to hear from you! Feel free to email or contact us with any ideas, suggestions, or issues that impact you as a community pediatric educator. We would love to hear from you and have you share your ideas and challenges with us!

Hope to see you in Toronto!

Megan Cardoso, MD
Co-Chair
Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Floating Hospital for Children Site Director and Section Chief, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Division at Lowell General Hospital Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Tufts University School of Medicine mcardoso@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

Scott Vergano, MD
Co-Chair
Community Pediatrician
Children's Medical Group--Pediatric Specialists Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Eastern Virginia Medical School Norfolk, Virgina scott.vergano@chkd.org

Teaching in Community Settings SIG May 5, 2018 8-10 AM

Description: With this year's session at PAS, the Teaching in Community Settings SIG is looking to reach out to all clinicians who teach outside the traditional university setting. We welcome educators from inpatient, nursery, and outpatient pediatrics to share our common challenges, to generate discussion regarding opportunities for improvement, and to network with like-minded community-based teachers. Our workshop presentation will focus on student education and will be followed by an open dialogue to chart future directions for our SIG.

As more learners are placed in the community for their pediatric clinical experiences, the role of pediatric community hospitalists and outpatient providers as educators is also expanding. Community providers in both the inpatient and outpatient settings as well as the newborn nursery can offer educational advantages unmatched by the university-affiliated hospital and clinic. While there are many resources for providers at traditional university-affiliated medical centers, resources specific to community hospitals and outpatient practices are more limited. Therefore, community educators must collaborate to leverage their unique skills and opportunities in order to meet student needs optimally.

This workshop will begin with a discussion of opportunities and barriers to student education in the community setting. Next, participants will work through illustrative cases in breakout sessions that focus on common educational challenges. Participants will be encouraged to reflect on their experiences from both the inpatient and outpatient realms, and share successful strategies in order to provide a robust set of approaches to address each barrier. Each case will be followed by a presenter’s example of a strategy that can be adapted and implemented at participants’ community sites. The session will conclude with a brief discussion of high-yield resources available to community providers. By the end of the session we anticipate that participants will identify numerous opportunities and solutions to enhance the medical student educational experience in their community sites.

Target Audience: Physicians in Pediatric, Adolescent, and Family Medicine

Tracks: Community Pediatrics, Education, General Pediatrics, Hospitalists, Well Newborn



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
Chris.Peltier@cchmc.org

Scott Vergano
Scott.Vergano@chkd.org

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Megan Cardoso, MD
565 Pleasant St
Dunstable, MA 01827
Phone: (617) 636-2629
mcardoso@tuftsmedicalcenter.org

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


Current SIG Mentor:


Scott Krugman, MD
19 Scottsdale Ct
Lutherville, MD 21093
Phone: (410) 916-2368
sdkrugman@comcast.net


 

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