ATS-APCCMPD-PEPTDA Conference Sat, May 20

The American Thoracic Society (ATS), the Association of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Program Directors (APCCMPD) and the Pediatric Pulmonology Training Directors Association (PEPTDA) will present a joint event at the ATS 2017 International Conference for program directors and clinical educators.  It will feature discussions on best practices for teaching students as well as the presentation of the 2017 Innovations in Fellowship Education Award.  The event will take place on Saturday May 20 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in the Walter E Washington Convention Center.  The forum will be co-chaired by Jennifer McCallister, MD and Kristin Burkart, MD, MSc

Topics will include:

  • Enhancing Interdisciplinary Teamwork in Your Trainees
  • Coaching Your Teachers to Excellence
  • The Ins and Outs of Trainee Wellness – What Can we Do to Improve This?
  • Update Your Teaching Strategies – Modern Educational Techniques for Teaching Procedures
  • Presentation of the 2017 Innovation in Fellowship Education Abstract Winner


Registration is required and the fee is $25.  To register, visit:

Questions? Please send an email to Eileen Larsson (

New ACGME revisions to common core requirements -Effective July 2017

Includes: clinical work done from home must be counted toward the 80-hour weekly maximum!

New ACGME requirements

Check out evaluation forms!

A number of programs were gracious enough to share their forms for evaluations and program administration. Check them out here!

New ACGME requirements effective July 1, 2017

The ACGME has posted new program requirements and FAQs  which include minimum protected time for fellowship program directors

Professional Education Committee of the CF foundation to consider broadening eligibility requirements for clinical fellowship awards

At our last meeting, it was suggested-  to approach the CF foundation to broaden the eligibility requirements for clinical fellowship awards to include non-US citizens (ie. J-1 or H-1B visas). So, we sent our plea to Hank Dorkin, Chair of the Professional Education Committee (see attached letter) who has forwarded it to the committee to evaluate. The glucophage Medical Advisory Council would need to review it and then send to the Board of Trustees for final approval. So, it will unlikely change for this year, but has the potential for next year.
We’ll keep you posted!

PEPTDA updates

Welcome to the new PEPTDA buy glucophage website!

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