Residency Directors Forum 2018


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Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Gaylord Opryland Hotel, Nashville, TN
Co-hosted by the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH)

The 2018 Residency Directors Forum was the largest gathering of residency directors at the ACFAS Annual Scientific conference to date! The meeting was co-hosted by the ACFAS Post Graduate Affairs (PGA) Committee and the Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH) in advance of the ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in Nashville. Residency directors and program faculty from around the country were on hand to gather information from the ACFAS PGA Committee, school deans, COTH, CPME, AACPM, ABFAS, PRR and ABPM, as well as other speakers.

This event’s goal was to provide residency educators with useful information to assist in the overall growth of their residency programs. Through direct interaction with the invited panelists, residency directors were provided with the tools needed to make a positive impact on residency education and training at their institution. 

Residency Directors Forum 2019
Save the date for the 2019 Forum scheduled on Wednesday, February 13, in advance of next year's ACFAS Annual Scientific Conference in New Orleans.

2018 Downloadable Presentations:

Show Me the Money: GME Funding Lecture
Melanie Violand, DPM, FACFAS, chair, AACPM Institutional Residency Development and AACPM Balance Committee

This session covered topics pertaining to residency program funding, including how to track your off-facility training; funding alternatives for faculty; determining if key attendings should be compensated, and if so, how; and how to earmark CME funding for residency education from GME.
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Breaking the Code: The Latest in Logging – New & Improved
Randall Dei, DPM, FACFAS; Nahla Wu, associate director, CPME 

This session reviewed the latest updates to PRR—along with clarifications on proper logging and CPME efforts to streamline program site visits—and provided background to the CPME 320 rewrite.
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Social Media Gone Wild – How Risky is Your Social Media Footprint?

Ross Taubman, DPM, FACFAS, president, Podiatry Insurance Company of America (PICA)

Back by popular demand, Dr. Taubman expanded on the benefits and risks of social media in today's practice and presented strategies to successfully execute a social media plan.
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Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates

Tim Yoho, DPM, FACFAS, dean, Des Moines University of Podiatric Medicine

This presentation discussed how admission benchmarks of entering students fluctuate with the number of applicants to podiatric medical school, the effect on residencies and what needs to be done to maintain an appropriate applicant pool to the colleges.
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Path to the Future: Mentoring Through the DPM Mentors Network

Mandy Nau, career promotion strategist, American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM)

Attendees learned about AACPM’s DPM Mentors Network, how it works and how they can help the next generation get excited about the future of podiatric medicine.
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Sharing is Caring: Program Collaboration and ACFAS Regional Support

Harry Schneider, DPM, FACFAS; Eric Walter, DPM, FACFAS

This session covered how to collaborate with other local residency programs by sharing lectures, surgical skills workshops and journal clubs. Attendees learned how this model works to improve resident training and provide diverse educational experiences, and how ACFAS Regions can provide local resources to enhance residency education.
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Welcome to the REdRC
Ira Kraus, DPM, FACFAS, Past President, American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) 

The APMA REdRC was developed as an online educational resource to further the education of podiatric residents on a variety of topics. Lecture topics are based on the competencies identified by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education (CPME). Thanks to the generous support of APMA's sponsors, the REdRC is a free resource, exclusively for APMA-member residents.
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