Continuity SIG

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SIG purpose/mission:
To prepare tomorrow’s pediatricians to promote optimal health & well-being of all children by supporting and inspiring continuity faculty to provide excellence in education through networking, scholarship, and career development.

Current SIG goals:
1. Address the professional needs of our membership by planning an effective SIG meeting at the Pediatric Academic Societies’ Annual Meeting and developing timely interactive workshops. 
2. Maintain and update a manual as a resource for all faculty in charge of or participating in the continuity education of residents. 
3. Engage in scholarly work towards determining the best practices in resident education in the continuity setting.
4. Facilitating a discussion of topics raised by our membership using our SIG’s listserv. 
5. Expanding and supporting CORNET, our research network.   

Annual summary:
The Continuity SIG Steering Committee met on November 3-5, 2017 in Alexandria, VA to plan the SIG meeting in Toronto.  We did some strategic planning, coming up with a mission and vision statement for our SIG (feel free to comment on ways to improve).  We chose to have statements that were consonant with those of the APA.    We developed an agenda for our next meeting in Toronto, which will take place on May 6, 2018 from 12-3.  The agenda includes small group activities addressing morale/wellness and career development of faculty and residents.  We will also share our ongoing work with a Delphi project addressing best practices in continuity, as well as future work on an update of the Continuity Director’s manual.     The Continuity SIG met on May 6, 2018, in Toronto CA.  It was a very successful meeting with over 50 members in attendance.  We introduced our new coChair, Terry Hetzler (Weill-Cornell Medicine), as well as 3 new steering committee members, Kristina Gustafson (Medical University of South Carolina),  Daniel Nicklas (Children's Hospital Colorado),  and Maheen Quadri, (Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago/Northwestern).   Information sharing included the RRC 10 year review, CORNET, and an update of the ongoing Delphi process for best practices in the continuity setting.  Small group discussions centered on morale building (via setting a culture of ownership of the clinic, an attitude of gratitude, sharing successes, and having fun in clinic), and on career development for faculty (including learning the expectations, accessing mentorship, and ways to demonstrate scholarship in clinic).  Our “Quick Continuity Consult” topics included integrating medical students, direct observation, patient evaluations of residents, intern orientation, improving attendance at didactics, block scheduling, and patient recruitment/retention.  Details can be found in the minutes of our meeting found on the Continuity SIG website.

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

Current SIG Co-Chairs:

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

Theresa Hetzler, MD
505 East 70th Street
New York, NY 10021
Phone: (212) -74-3309

Current SIG Mentor:

Arthur Jaffe, MD
707 S.W. Gaines Road
Portland, OR 97239
Phone: (503) -35-8471




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