We just had our first executive committee conference call and already we are having elections for next year’s group (aren’t those bios amazing). Soon, a survey to all AAP members with med-peds specific questions to our membership will be sent out.
Transition (young adult with special health care needs) hits the adult literature and I encourage you all to download this month’s and next month’s copy of The Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM) FORUM Special Theme Issue: Care Transitions for Young Adults with Special Health Care Needs, Volume I
Over the next few newsletters we will have transition related articles from Patience White, MD, MA, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Pediatrics at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The section is also proud to announce that Richard Wardrop III, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAP, Clinical Associate Professor at University of North Carolina and hospitalist will be the new med-peds section editor for the AAP Grand Rounds publication. We thank Marc Raslich, MD, FAAP, Associate Professor of Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Boonshoft School of Medicine for his contributions to date for the AAP Grand Rounds.
The section continues to find ways to get its members involved. The recent lively discussion on electronic health records was great. Please consider ways for you to get involved and/or give us your suggestions:
- To increase our med-peds membership especially with physicians in private practice and/or subspecialty practice.
- To create more fundraising opportunities (did you know you can contribute money and specify for your money to go to the Med-Peds section?)
- Update our materials (print and web)
- Contribute an article for the combined newsletter • Suggest speakers for our annual meetings
- Tell us about your job and practice for us to highlight
- Tips on Maintenance of Certification (what works and what does not)
- Patient centered medical home experiences
- Dealing with insurers
HAPPY SPRING !!! -Allen