MPPDA Pediatric Hospitalist Survey

Hello MPPDA colleagues,

In order to effectively advocate for Med-Peds hospitalists in our discussions with the Joint Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (JCPHM) regarding their proposals for fellowship training and board certification, the MPPDA Executive Committee would like to acquire information regarding the practice patterns of recent Med-Peds graduates that have pursued careers in hospital medicine. There is a paucity of recent data available in this area.

The aim of this survey is to identify the practice patterns of Med-Peds hospitalists who graduated during the past 5 years (from June 2009 through June 2013). This information will be collected via a survey to the Program Director (or their designee) at each MPPDA participating program regarding the clinical practice patterns of their recent graduates.

More information about this cross-sectional survey study is available in the link below. Once we have obtained the data we hope to disseminate the findings in a formalized fashion to the JCPHM and greater hospital medicine community.

Please note that we would like only ONE individual from EACH Med-Peds program to complete the survey. This will likely be the Program Director, however the Program Director can designate an APD or faculty member to complete the survey if they would prefer.

We anticipate the survey will take about 5-10 minutes to complete depending upon the size of your program. If you need assistance collecting and collating the data to report in the survey we have created an optional data collection tool for you to utilize (see attachment).


You may open the survey in your web browser by clicking the link below:
MPPDA Med-Peds Hospitalist Survey<>

If the link above does not work, try copying the link below into your web browser:

MPPDA Board Pass Survey

The MPPDA Executive Committee is interested in collecting information about how Med-Peds program directors plan to counsel their residents who may be at risk for board failure. Based on our last survey, we found that residents who scored less than 220 on USMLE Step I, or scored less than 500 on COMLEX I to be at higher risk of failing either the ABIM or the ABP. Residents in their final year of training who scored less than 60% correct on the medicine ITE, or less than 70% correct (350 standard) on the pediatrics ITE should also be considered to be at risk.If you have residents in your PGY-4 class who currently meet the above criteria, please answer the following questions about your plans to maximize their chances of passing both board exams. This survey is very brief and should take no more than 10 minutes of your time. There are four questions per at risk resident. We are asking for you to comment on up to four at-risk residents.

Before you start to answer the survey questions, please have the following information available: USMLE 1 and 2 scores, Medicine and Peds ITE scores in final year of training, and COMLEX 1 and 2 scores for Osteopathic residents.  Please follow this link to access the survey:

Keep in mind that registration for the 2014 ABIM opens December 1, 2013 and for the 2014 ABP, registration opens December 4, 2013. If you plan to counsel your resident to defer one or the other board exam, you should meet with them before December 1st. Also, for additional resources to help your residents with board preparation strategies, you may go to

Thanks for your time.
Russ Kolarik, MD
MPPDA President 2013-14

MPPDA Program Director’s Survey

The MPPDA executive and research committees are conducting our annual survey again, and your response would be greatly appreciated.  The survey will help us develop and understand supports for each of your programs.  The survey will take about 15-20 minutes to complete. For the new PD’s – most of the survey corresponds with WebADS info for the ACGME.  The responses are confidential and will only be used by the MPPDA.  If you have any questions or concerns, you can email me at [email protected].

2013-4 MPPDA Program Director Survey Link:

2012-3 MPPDA Survey Report  MPPDA Research Committee Report 2013