Happy Fall!  (Not official yet, but starting to feel like it in the Northeast).  I wanted to share a few brief updates as Recruitment Season rushes in…

 Tracking 2017-18 MATCH applicant numbers:   Nate Derhammer’s post garnered a good # of responses.  There were some 28 programs that commented – and although experiences with #s of students applying to MedPeds varied, the trend was more rather than less.   Encouraging – but as Brett Robbins noted, there are more schools without MedPeds programs than with, so we’ll have to wait for ERAS data on total #s of applicants later this month for our answer to “statistical anomaly or on-going concern?”
Major Revisions:  The ACGME’s Review and Approval process anticipated a September release for the IM-Peds Major Revisions – so likely news soon.  We’ll all want to review these closely and consider the implications for our own programs; in support, the MPPDA Executive Committee will work with the Accreditation Committee to review quickly and thoroughly and identify key content that might benefit from membershipefforts to strategize how best to address and incorporate, and also areas that may benefit from being addressed by FAQs.
Outreach to MPPDA Membership:  As members wrap up their program overviews for ADS and look ahead to the busy recruitment season – now seems like a window to check in with MPPDA members.  The MPPDA listserve is one resource to post questions and concerns, but may not work for every occasion or question.   And the fellowship at our national meeting is outstanding – but is only a once-a-year opportunity, and we’re looking for ways to extend and expand on that connection.  As another resource, the MPPDA Executive Committee will be reaching out to all of our programs in the coming weeks for a brief […]