Continuity SIG

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SIG Name: Continuity

Co-chairs: Ada Fenick, MD and John M. Olsson, MD, CPE

SIG purpose/mission: To provide a forum to educate and share strategies in providing a fun and effective continuity experience in the education of pediatric residents.

Current SIG goals:

  1. Assess and plan for the current needs of our Continuity SIG membership.
  2. Organize an effort, involving many of our SIG members, in updating and maintaining a reference for new continuity directors and faculty to replace our Continuity Director's Manual.

Annual summary:

A successful Continuity SIG meeting was held in San Francisco, CA at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting on May 6, 2017. Approximately 66 members attended. Evaluations were very positive. Our minutes are attached.

Our Steering Committee and members also presented a workshop, Continuity Boot Camp: Basic Training for Continuity Clinic Faculty, in San Francisco, CA at the Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting on May 7, 2017. Approximately 26 people attended the workshop. Evaluations were very positive and all those who evaluated it recommended that it be presented at future PAS meetings. A copy of our Continuity Toolkit was sent to all of those attending and may provide a foundation for our future work in providing a reference for continuity directors and faculty.

Other groups (other SIGs and other groups not in the APA) that work in your area of interest: ACGME and Pediatrics RRC

April 2017 Newsletter Article

For those of you who are coming to San Francisco, don't forget to wear flowers in your hair (Scott McKenzie), or at least come to the great offerings sponsored by the Continuity Special Interest Group.  You will absolutely love the main course, our annual Continuity SIG meeting, and for a delightful dessert, our workshop, Continuity Boot Camp: Basic Training for Continuity Clinic Faculty.

Our Continuity SIG meeting will take place on Saturday, May 6, from 8:30-11:30, the first day of PAS.  After a few key updates on the RRC, news about CORNET and a status report on our best practices Delphi project, we will explore some relevant topics about teaching and learning in the continuity setting.  Continuity is more than well child care, learning takes place in more places than the conference room, and education is framed by more than the curriculum.  We will discuss these topics, with participants sharing some of their best innovations.  After small group reports, we will finish with our always popular Quick Conti Consults.

The workshop, Continuity Boot Camp: Basic Training for Continuity Clinic Faculty will take place on Sunday, May 7, from 12-3. This workshop is designed to meet the needs of both new continuity faculty and those of more experienced continuity faculty, as well as leaners, who want to enhance their skills.  We surveyed members of our SIG to identify core topics that faculty wanted to know more about to improve their continuity education and chose the four most popular topics to discuss in the workshop.  After reviewing the purpose and RRC requirements for the continuity experience in residency education, participants will have a chance to share their own innovative ideas in presenting their continuity education.  Two small group sessions will allow participants to discuss and explore four topics: curriculum development, faculty development, evaluation of residents, and practice management.  A summative large group session will be held and a toolkit with topic-related and general resources will be provided.  Throw in the opportunity to participate in a scholarly work and you have a great experience!  Lots to learn and we guarantee that you will have lots of fun.

So please plan to join us. You may leave your heart in San Francisco, but you'll return home with a lot of useful information and tools to make your continuity education "golden."

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Ada Fenick, MD
333 Cedar St
New Haven, CT 06520-8064
Phone: (203) 688-2475

Theresa Hetzler, MD
One Harbor Square
Ossining , NY 10562
Phone: (914) -62-1807

John Olsson, MD, CPE
University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, VA 22908
Phone: (434) 297-6257

Current SIG Mentor:

Arthur Jaffe, MD
707 S.W. Gaines Road
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) 494-6513




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