Residency Directors Forum 2020

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2020 Residency Directors Forum
Co-Hosted by ACFAS and the AACPM Council of Teaching Hospitals (COTH)
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio

The 2020 Forum focused on best practices in resident education and learning. As the profession of foot and ankle surgery evolves, directors need to ensure that they are keeping up with the highest educational standards and best practices in teaching the new generation. This Forum explored multiple topics to assist with those goals.

The Forum was broken into two content areas. Part one began the day with presentations relating to human resources management decisions directors are faced with including cultivating the teacher-learner relationship, the interview and selection process, dealing with negative reviews, addressing challenging resident behavior, and best practices relating to minimizing harassment risks.

Part two featured topics relevant to leading a residency program in 2020 such as social media, CPME standards and compliance, financial considerations for on- and off-campus providers, and top malpractice issues. Finally, by popular request, attendees have the opportunity to hear updates on the CASPR/CRIP and clerkship processes, College news, PRR revisions, and the CPME 320 re-write.

This activity is approved for a maximum of 3.0 Continuing Education Contact Hours (CECH).

Presentation descriptions and downloads:


Cultivating the Millennial Resident
Speaker Alison Dobbie, MD
Moderator: Randy Clements, DPM, FACFAS

The generation gap between teachers and learners can influence trainee residency experience. This session will provide program directors with strategies to maximize the teacher-learner relationship. The audience will learn innovative ways to communicate, question, and assign responsibility.  

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Picking a Resident out the Herd: Resident Interview and Selection

John Steinberg, DPM, FACFAS, Alison Dobbie, MD
Moderator: Jason Piraino, DPM, FACFAS

The process of resident selection is an integral part of building a strong program. In this session panelist will review their processes of resident selection, giving tips and pearls along the way. Learn innovative ways to screen residents, including didactic, personality and hands on methods during the selection process. Glean ideas from the panel of how you would like to select your residents that fit your individual program mold.   

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Manure Reviews: Dealing with Negative Faculty and Resident Reviews
JT Marcoux, DPM, FACFAS, Alison Dobbie, MD, Amram Dahukey, DPM, FACFAS
Moderator: Roya Mirmiran, DPM, FACFAS

Comprehensive reviews of residents and faculty are our standard way to evaluate their skills, knowledge, and teaching methods. The information gained from the reviews can sometimes be difficult to assess and it can be difficult to come up with a review that can be put to practical use. In addition, dealing with negative reviews of residents and faculty can be a difficult and emotional process on both ends. The goal of this session is to learn the tools to come up with a better review system, so the information gained can be more relevant and easier to implement, as well as learn tips and tricks for dealing with negative reviews of faculty and staff in a constructive and professional way.

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The Bucking Bronco: Dealing with the At Risk, Challenging, and Unknown Resident
Aksone Nouvong, DPM, FACFAS, Amram Dahukey, DPM, FACFAS, Sam Mendicino, DPM, FACFAS, Alison Dobbie, MD
Moderator: Michael Vaardahl, DPM, FACFAS

One of the most daunting tasks of a residency director is managing a resident that has started to demonstrate signs of challenging or inept behavior. Whether academically, socially, professionally, or inappropriate work ethic, residents may fail to meet our expectation the way we anticipated when matched with our program. In this session we’ll learn how residency directors can identify and document the problems, address these transgressions and attempt to re-direct the behavior. We will also hear from the panel regarding challenging resident experiences that may have even led to the ultimate unhappy end: dismissal.

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Mess with "Bull"ying and Get the Horns: Harassment
Speaker: C. Keith Greer, Esq.
Moderator: Jacqueline Truong, DPM, MPH, FACFAS

The #MeToo movement has shined a harsh spotlight on workplace environments in the context of sexual harassment and sexual assault. But, harassment, discrimination, bullying and retaliation in the workplace can be on the basis more than just gender and sex. Increasing movements to create legal protection for employees on a basis other than a protected class further complicates the matter. But, studies have shown there are fewer sick related absences, fewer turnovers, increased job engagement, resilience and more productive teams where institutions have met the challenge to create an anti-hostile work culture. This session aims to share best practices in creating more productive work environments and minimizing risk to yourselves, your residents and your institution.

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Don't Mess with "Textas:" Social Media
Ross Taubman, DPM, FACFAS
Moderator: Roya Mirmiran, DPM, FACFAS

There has been great advancement in the way we communicate and train our residents. Google has replaced Yellow Pages and pagers have been traded for cell phones. Texting, tweeting, social networking and blogs have become the way to connect with others. As such, the information sent via these virtual highways are at risk for exposure and dissemination of protected health information. This presentation focuses on use of texting and social media in graduate medical education. We will discuss legal aspect of improper use of internet and electronic messaging systems as it relates to patients and patient care.  

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Git ‘R Done: CPME and Compliance
Keith Cook, DPM, FACFAS, Roya Mirmiran, DPM, FACFAS, Melanie Violand, DPM, FACFAS
Moderator: Roya Mirmiran, DPM, FACFAS

Want to learn the secrets to a successful residency site visit? Listen as three CPME-approved residency site visit chairpersons share their experiences on areas of most cited deficiencies. The panel will go over each CPME standard and will guide you on how to best meet the standards. Want to know how to effectively complete and document an annual program assessment? Well, then Git ‘R Done. Join us for this session and bring along your questions for our seasoned residency site visitors.

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Remember the Ala-Money: Financial Aspect of Resident Hours
Melanie Violand, DPM, FACFAS
Moderator: Timothy Uglem, DPM, FACFAS

The recent change in provider-based status is mandatory for CMS. The rules for off and on campus are well defined. Residents may be spending time away from provider-based locations with institutions billing for that time. Compliance may be a problem for some programs if they are not aware of rules and regulations.

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Don't Be an Outlaw: Malpractice – Top 10 Issues
Ross Taubman, DPM, FACFAS
Moderator: John Martucci, DPM

As a residency director, you play an important role in teaching and directing the residents to develop good practice habits. Many of medical malpractice claims are not based on the medicine or surgical techniques. Learn about the factors that may result in a patient placing an allegation against a practitioner. Teach your residents what they need to do to reduce their risk of getting into trouble with the law.

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Organizational Oversight Updates
Moderator: Randall Dei, DPM, FACFAS
Learn as representatives from relative organizations give their latest updates, including topics about the CASPR/CRIP and clerkships processes, what's new at our Colleges, PRR revisions and the on-going CPME 320 re‐write. Also, hear from the ACFAS Research Committee regarding latest efforts in the College’s elevated support of research and scholarly activities.

Conclusion & Adjournment

No commercial interest provided financial support for this continuing education activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the standards and  requirements for approval of providers of continuing education in podiatric medicine through a joint provider agreement between the American Association of Colleges of Podiatric Medicine (AACPM) and the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ACFAS). AACPM is approved by the Council on Podiatric Medical Education as a provider of continuing education in podiatric medicine. AACPM has approved this activity for a maximum of 3.0 continuing education contact hours.

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