2022 APCCMPD Annual Conference 

Small Group Sessions


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Using Technology to Update Your Fellowship

Caitlin Clancy, MD, University of Pennsylvania
Michael Rey, MD, University of Pennsylvania

With Generation Z learners on the horizon, there is an increasing need for PCCM fellowship programs to meaningfully incorporate and capitalize on technology to create dynamic, learner-centered curricular experiences. Medical education adapted rapidly during the pandemic, transitioning to video-based conferences and e-learning platforms. As programs settle into the new normal, there is an opportunity to continue down the path of technologic innovation to approach many of the stickiest problems in PCCM fellowship leadership and administration, including assessment, quality, safety and value education, health equity, and recruitment.

1. Share an example of a technology-based framework for 360-degree fellow assessment, tied to patient care process and outcome metrics.
2. Illustrate the use of EHR-dashboards to guide fellow education in quality, safety and value, including health disparity measurement and mitigation.
3. Review applications of social media and web presence as a recruitment tool.
4. Explore application of technology-based solutions to participants local program needs.


The Elusive PBLI2 Milestone: Utilizing Principles of Education Psychology to Develop Self-Regulated Learners

E. Mirna Mohanraj, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Lauren Blackwell, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Paru Patrawalla, MD, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Regular goal setting, self-observation, and self-reflection is necessary for lifelong learning. With iterative practice, novice learners can internalize these processes of self-regulation. Educators can facilitate self-regulated learning using a coaching framework rooted in education psychology.

1. Recognize the role for self-regulated learning (SRL) in medical education.
2. Describe and apply education psychology principles that influence learning.
3. Develop framework and skills to facilitate self-regulated learning in medical trainees.

Building a High Quality QI Program

Neal Chaisson, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Rendell Ashton, MD, Cleveland Clinic
Aanchal Kapoor, MD, MEd, Cleveland Clinic
Darlene Nelson, MD, MHPE, Mayo Clinic
John Park, MD, Mayo Clinic

As health care systems move from volume-based to value-based care, the importance of teaching Quality Improvement within medical education has grown. However, several challenges exist to implementing a high quality curriculum. We will review two existing Quality Improvement programs and discuss potential solutions to some of the hurdles which impede training programs from developing their own high quality QI curricula.

1. Describe the importance of a Quality Improvement curriculum within a fellowship training program.
2. Apply adult learning theories to a Quality Improvement curriculum.
3. Identify potential barriers to implementing a Quality Improvement curriculum.
4. Appreciate two existing Quality Improvement curricula.


Implementing Holistic Review in Fellow Recruitment: Aligning the Selection Process with Program Values

James Frank, MD, MA, Wayne State University
Antonio D. Gomez, MD, University of California San Francisco
Meshell Johnson, MD, University of California San Francisco
Lekshmi Santhosh, MD, MAEd,
University of California San Francisco
Geneva Tatem, MD, Wayne State University

This workshop is focused on helping program leaders interested in holistic review begin to develop a tool to align program values with a rigorous and reproducible selection process. The session will begin with a short review of holistic selection from a content expert and a reflection on the experiences of one program in implementing established best practices, including the impact of the process change on the fellowship. Small groups will work together to clearly define their individual program's values and priorities, and use these insights in the design of a customized evaluation rubric that could be used in their individualized selection process. Particular emphasis will be placed on consideration of "non-metric" attributes. Groups will also consider whether other best practices for increasing diversity and inclusion in the recruitment process could be useful to their program. Participants will be provided with additional resources that help promote this goal.

1. Build a framework to measure program recruitment performance across a range of characteristics to better determine how successfully one's program is meeting its goals.
2. Incorporate information on the selection processes used at different programs to critically evaluate one's own process.
3. Design a selection rubric that incorporates a range of program values into the process.


Workshop on Improving Fellows' Transgender Training and Awareness

Asa Radix, MD, PhD, FACP, 
New York University

Transgender and gender diverse (TGD) individuals experience many health disparities, including reduced healthcare access due to fear of discrimination. The workshop will address the current clinical practice guidelines for provision of care to TGD individuals, discuss health concerns that are relevant to Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellows, and discuss ways to improve TGD awareness and clinical competence.

1. Describe the multi-level factors that contribute to health disparities for transgender and gender diverse individuals.
2. Review the current clinical practice guidelines for provision of care to TGD individuals.
3. Understand why knowledge of transgender health is important for Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine fellows.
4. Describe ways to improve TGD awareness and clinical competence in postgraduate training programs.


Teaching About Health Disparities, Race, and Racism

Rosemary Adamson, MB BS, University of Washington
Elizabeth Batchelor, MD, University of Arizona College of Medicine Phoenix
Hugo Carmona, MD, University of Washington
Arun Kannappan, MD,
 University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine
Geneva Tatem, MD, Wayne State University

Many medical educators want to teach about health disparities, race, and racism but often find it difficult due to either a lack of familiarity with the subject or a lack of strategy for how to address these issues after raising them. Often, we were not taught about these issues during our medical training and so we lack models for how to teach this material. We feel awkward talking about topics that we don’t fully understand ourselves and we worry that we won’t appear to be the expert teacher to our learners. In this workshop, we seek to allay some of the fears and empower attendees to feel comfortable discussing and teaching about health disparities, race, and racism.

By the end of this workshop, participants will be:
1. More comfortable incorporating discussions about health disparities, race, and racism into their teaching
2. Able to define key terms for discussions about health disparities, such as equality and equity, social determinant of health, disparity, and race.
3. Able to describe at least one example of a health disparity in pulmonary and critical care medicine.


Book Club—Our Iceberg is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions

Written by John Kotter

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Elizabeth Awerbuch, DO, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (Elmhurst)
Lisa Brath, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Keriann VanNostrand, MD, University of South Florida Morsani

In this APCCMPD Book Club session, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a guided discussion of Our Iceberg Is Melting: Changing and Succeeding Under Any Conditions by John Kotter. Most of the denizens of the Antarctic penguin colony sneer at Fred, the quiet but observant scout who detects worrying signs that their home, an iceberg, is melting. Fred must cleverly convince and enlist key players, such as Louis, the head penguin; Alice, the number two bird; the intractable NoNo the weather expert; and a passel of school-age penguins if he is to save the colony. Their delightfully told journey illuminates in an unforgettable way how to manage the necessary change that surrounds us all. Simple explanatory material following the fable enhances the lasting value of these lessons. Our Iceberg Is Melting is at once charming, accessible and profound; a treat for virtually any reader.

1. Engage in critical discussion of the book.
2. Share experiences that reflect on topics presented in the book.
3. Articulate how key points presented in the book can be applied in your personal career path.

IM-CCM Match: Sharing What Worked

Kristin M. Burkart, MD, MSc, Columbia University Medical Center
Jason Moore, MD, MS, University of Pittsburgh
Bart Moulton, MD, Oregon Health & Science University

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