Teaching in Community Settings SIG

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Megan Cardoso, MD
800 Washington St, #7051
Boston, MA  02111

Scott Vergano, MD
885 Kempsville Rd, Suite 200
Norfolk, VA  23502

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."

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

Scott Vergano

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Megan Cardoso, MD
565 Pleasant St
Dunstable, MA 01827
Phone: (617) 636-2629

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

Current SIG Mentor:

Scott Krugman, MD
9000 Franklin Square Drive
Baltimore, MD 21237
Phone: (443) 777-7730



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