Faculty Development SIG

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SIG purpose/mission:
Faculty development is critical to professional development across the academic career continuum in education, leadership/administration, advocacy/health policy, research, and communication/technology whether instituting a new initiative or sustaining an established program. Our SIG's mission is to provide a professional home for pediatric medical educators interested in faculty development in any of these areas.

Current SIG goals:
1) Expand our membership by providing an academic home for faculty developers and recruiting interested trainees and junior faculty interested in faculty development and medical education   
2) Create collaboration opportunities for scholarly work   
3) Partner with the APA to create an on-line professional development curriculum that addresses key faculty development needs across the APA membership 
4) Expand our repository for key references 

Annual summary:
This year, the Faculty Development SIG focused on what it means to be a Clinician Educator and how to successfully navigate the promotion process for junior faculty to senior faculty and everyone in between.  We had 20 participants.  Our PAS workshop focused on describing the difference between an educator portfolio (EP) and extended curriculum vitae, the distinct roles of a mentor, a coach, an advisor, and a sponsor in the path to academic advancement, the route from assistant to associate to full professor, and the best way to showcase excellence in clinical or advocacy work. Michelle Barratt, Benard Dreyer, Karen Marcdante, Elaine Schulte, Anita Shah and Nancy Spector, each with different career foci in advocacy, teaching, leadership and educational research, comprised our all-star panel and shared their career paths, stories of success and pitfalls, and entertained questions from the audience.  We also welcomed Lewis First as our Faculty Development SIG Mentor.

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest:
E-learning in Medical Education SIG 

Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Priti Bhansali, MD, MEd
8379 Scarlet Glen Court
Millersville, MD 21108
Phone: (860) 833-3931

Chris Peltier, MD
4371 Ferguson Drive
Cincinnati, OH 45245
Phone: (513) 752-3650

Deborah Rana, MSc, MD
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
Phone: (619) 662-100

Current SIG Mentor:

Lewis First, MD
Pediatrics - E203 Given
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Phone: (802) 656-0027




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