Training Program Resources

Directing a fellowship program is challenging and rewarding work. The Training Program Committee (TPC) is committed to providing you up-to-date information on ACGME training program requirements, educational research opportunities, new curriculum ideas, and ERAS and NRMP data. The TPC also plans the PIDS Fellows’ Day annually at ID Week, selects cases to be presented and arranges for career speakers to highlight the many different career opportunities within Pediatric ID.

The TPC has outlined seven charges or functions of this committee.  To read the charge and see the most recent board report, click on this link: TPC Committee Report March 2019


PD Meetings at ID Week

2017

2018

2019

PD Webinar and Summary

Career Talks during Fellows’ Day

Getting What You Deserve and Knowing What to Ask for: Negotiating During Your Job Search

Demistyfying the Interview Process

Fellowship Program Director Handbook

This handbook (APPD Handbook for Pediatric Fellowship Program Directors) was created by the Fellowship Program Director Executive Committee to provide new and seasoned FPDs with useful tools and tips to help your program run smoothly and to keep abreast of the ever changing ACGME requirements.

Training Program Director’s Checklist

The Training Programs Committee has put together the checklist below to assist you and your fellows in training:

  • Update program information in the Online Training Program Directory
  • Use the Career Opportunities in Pediatric Infectious Diseases brochure to recruit potential fellows
  • Ensure that all fellows are PIDS members
  • Encourage fellows to review educational resources available at pids.org
  • Sign up for ERAS
  • Register at least one fellow and faculty member for the St. Jude/PIDS Pediatric Infectious Diseases Research Conference
  • Register fellows for the Pediatric Fellows’ Day Workshop at the IDSA Annual Meeting
  • Attend the Training Program Directors’ Meeting held in conjunction with the IDSA Annual Meeting
  • Encourage submissions of PIDS and PIDS-St. Jude Fellowship Awards Applications
  • Preparing for an ACGME site visit? Contact a member of the PIDS Training Programs Committee to talk with other program directors who have recently had successful site visits and who can help answer your questions about Program Information Form (PIF) preparation

Letter to Prospective Fellowship Applicants

Please consider adding this letter to applicants to your Pediatric ID Fellowship webpage on your hospital or health system external site. This letter is meant to encourage residents to apply for Pediatric ID fellowship and to convey our understanding of the difficulties in obtaining letters of recommendation, access to rotations to prepare for Pediatric ID fellowship, and ability to complete research projects. This letter also affirms our commitment to virtual interviews this season. Please also consider sending this on to your residency PD for distribution to any trainees who may be interested in Pediatric ID, but may have yet to start the application process.

Additional Resources

Looking for tips on how to meet ACGME requirements for Practice-based Learning and Improvement and Systems-based Practice competencies? Check out the “Pediatric FAQs” posted July 2017 on the ACGME website. To look for the most recent updates, click here.

Are you looking for help on how to navigate the various administrative and teaching responsibilities as a pediatric Fellowship Program Director? Download the “Handbook for Pediatric Residency Program Directors” here.

How are you teaching about professionalism? The American Board of Pediatrics in conjunction with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors has developed a useful (and free!) tool for pediatric residency programs.  Download “Teaching, Promoting and Assessing Professionalism Across the Continuum: A Medical Educator’s Guide” here.

Want to see examples of evaluation tools used by other residency and fellowship training programs? Check out the APPD Share Warehouse at appd.org.  You will need to login with your APPD membership number and password to access this site. 

Are you a new training program director? Have questions about preparation of your Program Information Form or PIF?  Want to talk with a pediatric ID training program director who has recently had a successful ACGME site visit? Contact Angie Myers at amyers@cmh.edu and a member of the Training Programs Committee will be glad to help.

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