Standing Committees

​Section o​n Medicine-Pediatrics

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​S​tanding Committees

    Advocacy and Membership

    The Section on Med-Peds advocates for Med-Peds physicians by working directly with organizations that affect Med-Peds physicians such as the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American College of Physicians, the American Medical Association, the American Board of Internal Medicine, the American Board of Pediatrics, state and county medical societies, insurers, and hospitals.

    The Section has a regular presence at the AAP and ACP meetings and works with the Med-Peds Program Director's Association and the National Med-Peds Resident Association.​
    Communications and Publications

    The Communications and Publications committee is responsible for the publications of the Section. This includes the Section's newsletter, website, and brochures.

    The Section has a combined newsletter with the National Med-Peds Residents Association (NMPRA) and Medicine Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA). The newsletter is published quarterly. 

    We are always looking for new content, to submit an article to the Med-Peds newsletter, please contact us here​.

    The Section has two separate brochures available to Section members to promote Med-Peds to families and employers. A master of each brochure is free to section members, which you may copy and distribute in your office.​​
    Practice

    The Med-Peds Practice Committee focuses on issues relevant to the practice of both internal medicine and pediatrics.  These include career paths, practice administration, group practice and partnering, managed care, and regulatory & legal issues.

    Program Planning

    The Programming committee plans educational activities and events at our meetings.  This includes preparing and submitting proposals for section programs and planning section events at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE) and the ACP's annual Internal Medicine meeting.

    Academics and Education

    Chair: Michael Donnelly, MD, FACP, FAAP

    Every year at each of the annual meetings (American Academy of Pediatrics in fall, American College of Physicians in spring), the med-peds section is allowed to sponsor section programs. Some programs have an emphasis for the med-peds community and some have an emphasis for the larger categorical community. Programs are planned two years in advance. We are always interested in incorporating you as a speaker, your ideas and your talents. Please send an e-mail and we will get you and/or your ideas on the list.

    Section programs for the American Academy of Pediatrics are generally 3- 4 hours in duration and section programs for the American College of Physicians are generally 60-90 minutes in duration.

    We encourage section members to submit programs outside of the sponsored section program(s) but encourage you to discuss and send a proposal to the chair so that we can help advocate for your program entry.

    There is a section reception during each of the annual meeting and encourage you to attend and invite alumni from your med-peds residency program.
    Student, Resident and Young Physician

    As the name suggests the Medical Students, Residents, Fellows, and Young Physicians Committee is charged with addressing the needs of medical students interested in Med-Peds, residents and fellows in Med-Peds training programs, and Med-Peds physicians who are within 5 years of completing residency or less than 40. 

    For each area, we have developed specific goals and activities, described in more detail below.​
    Medical Students

    For medical students, our primary goal is to help to get the word out about Med-Peds to medical students who might be interested in Med-Peds and to fostering interest in medical students already interested in Med-Peds.  In this area, we are involved in the following activities:

    Identifying medical students interested in Med-Peds through American Academy of Pediatrics and the American College of Physicians medical student membership lists.
    Emailing medical students interested in Med-Peds a quarterly newsletter about Med-Peds.
    As opportunities arise, help coordinate Med-Peds tables at local, regional, and national venues attended by medical students.
    Publicize the existence of Med-Peds publicity and keeping up to date information geared towards medical school students (such as Med-Peds 101, the AAP Med-Peds pamphlet and the Medical Students' Guide to Med-Peds Residency Programs.
     
    Coordinating Med-Peds Section recruitment activities with those of the Med-Peds Program Directors' Association (MPPDA) and the National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA).​
    Residents and Fellows

    For Residents and Fellows in Med-Peds training programs, our primary goal is to help integrate these future Med-Peds practitioners into the larger Med-Peds community and to connect them with resources to make the transition from training into practice easier.  In this area, we are involved in the following activities:

    Coordinating a list of Med-Peds practitioners who are willing to be contacted by residents and fellows in Med-Peds training programs about life after Med-Peds training.
    Developing, maintaining, and providing access to a database of Med-Peds people for Med-Peds people.
    In conjunction with the National Med-Peds Residents' Association (NMPRA), helping to maintain and publicize the Med-Peds Job Search Guide and the Med-Peds Fellowship Guide.
    Coordinating the annual Med-Peds Section Clinical Case Competition in conjunction with the AAP NCE.​
    You Physicians

    For Young Physicians, our primary goal is to help integrate new Med-Peds practitioners into the larger Med-Peds community and to coordinate our Young Physician efforts with those of other organizations where Med-Peds practitioners might also be involved, such as the (American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Young Physician Section , and the American College of Physicians (ACP) Council of Young Physicians .  In this area, we are involved in the following activities:

    Developing and maintaining active communication with the other three young physician groups where young Med-Peds practitioners may be involved.
    Developing a list of Med-Peds practitioners who are willing to be contacted by young Med-Peds about career advice.
    Developing, maintaining, and providing access to a database of Med-Peds people for Med-Peds people​.
    We Need Your Help

    We are always looking for people to help with our activities.  You can help in the following ways:

    Provide feedback and suggestion about the ideas presented here and your own ideas for the committee.
    Become a member of the committee (probably ~1 hour per month commitment on average).
    Volunteer to be on a list of practicing Med-Peds who could be contact by Med-Peds residents, fellows, or Young Physicians (probably ~1 hour per month commitment on average).
    If you have questions, suggestions, or comments or want to help, please email Kevin O'Callaghan, MD or Michael Donnelly, MD, FACP, FAAP .​
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