Academic Fellows SIG


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Academic Fellows SIG was formed with the intent of creating a community of physicians who plan to remain in academics-both general pediatrics and all specialties. Having a forum of fellows with similar career goals will enable focus to be placed on areas of interest that are applicable to a career in academics. Young faculty less than 3 years out of fellowship would be encouraged to participate in an advisory capacity.

SIG Mission/Goals:


The goals of the Academic Fellows SIG will include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, skills to function as independent researchers, advocacy and leadership training, career development and camaraderie among academically oriented fellows in pediatrics. These goals will be attained through Academic Fellows SIG meetings at PAS and potentially Regional meetings along with the development of an online community. Through this online community, resources common to the needs of all academic fellows can be compiled with the potential for webinars and additional learning activities. As core to the mission of the APA, the SIG would strive to encourage leadership in education, research, patient care and advocacy as fellows develop into young faculty and beyond.



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As the SIG's focus is promoting and supporting a career in academic pediatrics, fellows from all specialties are welcome to join. This includes but is not limited to: Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Child Protection, Behavior/Development, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, General Academics, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Adolescent, Critical Care, Neonatology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalists, and Environmental Health. Developing the leadership of the SIG is ongoing; please contact Sara Slovin or Tracey Wilkinson if you are interested in a leadership role.



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Annaul Report

SIG Annual Report 2017

SIG Name: Academic Fellows SIG

Co-chairs:Christine SanGiovanni, MD & Tamara Gayle, MD

SIG purpose/mission:

The goals of the Academic Fellows SIG will include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, skills to function as independent researchers, advocacy and leadership training, career development and camaraderie among academically oriented fellows in pediatrics. These goals will be attained through Academic Fellows SIG meetings at PAS and potentially Regional meetings along with the development of an online community. Through this online community, resources common to the needs of all academic fellows can be compiled with the potential for webinars and additional learning activities. As core to the mission of the APA, the SIG would strive to encourage leadership in education, research, patient care and advocacy as fellows develop into young faculty and beyond.

Current SIG goals:

  • Create a listserv/group chat where fellows can discuss research projects and receive feedback on their ideas and projects
  • Create an Academic Fellows mentoring program where fellows are paired up with senior faculty in the APA with like interests

Annual summary:

  • We distributed a survey to our fellows listserv to find out what fellows wanted from the SIG and what projects would be worthwhile to pursue to help the fellows. As a result, of the survey results, we are working on our 2 current goals.
  • We organized the Academic Fellows SIG workshop at PAS, which consisted of CV prep and a faculty panel to talk to fellows about a career in academic pediatrics.
  • We had accrued interest for the APA Mentored Abstract Review, however, due to the new system of abstract submissions for PAS, we were unable to hold the review in the fall of 2016. Instead, we offered a mentored abstract review at the Academic Fellows Luncheon at PAS.

 

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April 2017 Newsletter Article


Save The Date

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual APA Pediatric Academic Generalist & Hospital Medicine Fellows' Conference

Thursday, May 4, 2017 in San Francisco, California from 1:30-7:00 pm

We are seeking fellows, particularly those from APA-accredited Academic General Pediatric (AGP) and Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowships to attend a half day national fellows' conference on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in San Francisco, CA (immediately before the PAS meeting). This conference is designed for all pediatric fellows interested in enhancing their academic career skills and building strong collaborative networks with other academic fellows and faculty. There is no registration fee for this conference as it is hosted by the APA's Education Committee through the Academic General Pediatrics Accreditation Committee (AGPAC)

AGP fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Obtain feedback from AGP leaders on their advocacy, quality improvement, education, or research projects?
  • Find like-minding individuals for networking and collaboration?
  • Identify and practice strategies to be a more effective academician

All trainees who are fellows within APA accredited training programs will receive a $200 voucher at the meeting to offset the hotel costs of attending the meeting.

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:


Tamara Gayle, MD
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (904) 343-1392
tgayle8@gmail.com

Christine SanGiovanni, MD
135 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: (862) 266-1420
christinesangiovanni@gmail.com


 

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