AAP and NMPRA National Conferences to converge in San Diego!
Allen Friedland, MD, FACP, FAAP
I am so excited about the upcoming AAP and NMPRA National conferences on October 11 and Octo- ber 12 in San Diego. In the newsletter will be the agendas for the meetings and receptions. In addition, members of the executive committees and boards of all three major national med-peds organizations (AAP, NMPRA and MPPDA) representing the continuum of our specialty will have face to face meeting time to discuss med-peds. Please feel free to send topics that you would like our combined participants to discuss. Some of what will be discussed relates to the pediatric hospitalist fellowship movement, pressures surrounding the changing graduate medical education environment and its impact on med-peds program initiation and sustainment, MOC and changes in practice for med-peds providers. Soon a paper led by Michael Donnelly, MD, FACP, FAAP and others will be submitted for publication: “Trends in the Combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Workforce Over Time: Results of the AAP Workforce Survey”.
On another note, I feel more strongly than ever that our medical communities in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics need to have the strongest voices possible. As such, I recommend more med-peds people consider application to Fellowship of the American College of Physicians. Med-Peds attendings generally qualify under pathway 2 (http://www.acponline.org/membership/fellowship/advance/). Please send me your CV and your ACP governor name and email address (if possible) so I can assist in fast tracking you to fellowship.
The AAP med-peds section is happy to announce that medical students can now be “official affiliate members” of the section, so sign up online today.
Please consider writing a newsletter article about an interesting case, some pearls of wisdom about prac- tice or any special experiences you would like to share. The combined newsletter is open to all.