The Association of Med-Peds Program Administrators (AMPPA) is an organization dedicated to learning and sharing members’ unique knowledge base with one another and with the greater med-peds community for the purpose of supporting the education of med-peds physicians.
AMPPA has its own listserv that has only Med-Peds administrators as members. It is a great way to connect and get help from others who share the unique position of managing med-peds residents and coordinating efforts between internal medicine and pediatric residency programs. Those interested in joining the listserv should contact Pam Hritzkowin at pamela.hritzkowin@spectrum‐health.org.
AMPPA’s Executive Committee is comprised of a Chair, who serves a three-year term and members of three sub-committees: Membership & Mentoring, Communications & Resources, and Annual Meeting Planning. The Chair acts as a liaison between AMPPA and the MPPDA, serving as an Ex Officio member of the MPPDA Executive Committee. The Chair also oversees committee work, directing initiatives for the upcoming year, and manages committee membership, including solicitation volunteers when terms are completed.
Our current Executive Committee members are:
Mary Sarah Thanas, C-TAGME, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT
Delana Vanover, C-TAGME, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
Kelly Barnes, C-TAGME, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
MEMBERSHIP & MENTORSHIP COMMITTEE
Betty Aman, C-TAGME, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY
Pam Hritzkowin, C-TAGME, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI
Kristi Shirk, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA
For a description of AMPPA’s Mentorship Program, click here: AMPPA Mentorship
ANNUAL MEETING PLANNING COMMITTEE
Lyn Apa, University of Illinois at Peoria, Peoria, IL
Sharon Mann, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA
COMMUNICATIONS & RESOURCES COMMITTEE
Barbara Blackburn, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Amy Cutting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
Kelli DaSilva, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC
For a comprehensive contact list of all Med-Peds Program Administrators, click here: AMPPA Membership List 2016.
AMPPA’s Communications and Resources Committee produces a bi-monthly newsletter with important tips and reminders. Click below for past issues.