Faculty Development SIG
The 2013 Faculty Development SIG meeting had 20 participants + 3 faculty and included oral presentations and a panel discussion. The topic centered on milestones and competencies in medical education. The oral presentations were about using milestones as a diagnostic tool to improve resident performance. One presentation was about using the competency project and milestones as a springboard for a reevaluation of assessment during rotations and to improve the program of instruction generally. There was a rich discussion about the implementation of the milestone project logistically and a long discussion about getting faculty buy-in for this new assessment framework. Some ideas for faculty developers include:
- Having faculty self assess themselves against the milestones as a way to reduce the tendency of faculty to rate all residents highly regardless of their performance.
- Use the milestones to let the residents self assess themselves as part of their individual learning plan.
- Teach faculty advisors how to use milestones to chart where a resident is and what an individual resident needs to do to progress to the next level.
- Teach faculty to use milestones as a diagnostic tool to pinpoint specific deficiencies in performance. Field data suggests that residents like the new milestones as clear descriptive markers of expected performance in residency.
- Teach faculty the concept of EPA's. Entrustable Professional Activities (EPA's) are statements of work that pediatricians must do as part of their professional duties. EPA's may be easier to understand and teach to core faculty rather than have everyone labor over the specifics of the milestones and competencies.
- Teach division directors to use the competencies and their accompanying milestone levels to edit down the long list of rotational goals and objectives to those that can be reasonably observed using milestones language.
The group left with suggestions for future ideas for next year's SIG.
APA Educational Scholars Program
The mission of the APA Educational Scholars Program is to assist the membership in developing themselves as productive, advancing and fulfilled faculty members and to increase the quality, status and visibility of pediatric educators in academia. The program operates the Educational Scholars Program
Six-Domains of Faculty Development.
The career development needs of most academic pediatric faculty members fall into six domains. For each domain, we have provided a set of common faculty development goals. We recommend that APA members review and adapt the goal sets to create their own plans for personal career development.
- Advocacy and Health Policy
- Career Development
- April 2013
- February 2013
- August 2012
- June 2012
- June 2011
- December 2010
- June 2010
- April 2010
- February 2010
Current SIG Co-Chairs:
Miriam Bar-on, MD
2040 West Charleston Blvd, Suite 504
Las Vegas, NV 89102
Phone: (702) 671-6400
Joseph Lopreiato, MD, MPH
1105 Betts Trail Way
Rockville, MD 20854
Phone: (301) 295-8136