The Latest: What's Going On?
March 30, 2021
Please join us on Wednesday, March 31 for our next Zoom SPCTPD meeting. Click here to join. Password in your email from SPCTPD.
1. Update on proposed common match with internal medicine subspecialties
2. 4th year fellowship survey/availability
3. Update on 4th year application standardization
4. Progress in Pediatric Cardiology fellow research/QI competition
5. Program presentation - professionalism lecture series
6. ACC/CHD Community Day - programming for you and your fellows
7. SPCTPD finance update
8. AAP planning
January 25, 2021
Please make note of our upcoming SPCTPD fellowship director meetings (click to download meeting invites):Tuesday, February 2, 4 Eastern/1 Pacific Wednesday, March 31, 3 Eastern/12 Pacific
SPCTPD at the ACC in Atlanta - 5/14 or 5/15, details TBD
Meeting in July TBD
January 20, 2021
Fellowship Directors - be sure to register for the ACC Program Director Section webinar this Thursday!
On Thursday, January 21st at 6:30 pm ET the PD GME section will host a new virtual session called: “Beyond Mentoring: An Interactive Webinar on the Importance of Coaching and Sponsorship in Your Fellowship”
Drs. Berlacher, Silvestry, Virani, and our very own Julie Glickstein (Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital/Columbia) will lead us through a discussion defining coaching and sponsorship, identifying the benefit of doing them regularly in your fellowship, and most importantly providing examples of coaching and sponsoring that you can try in your program immediately after the event.
This will be an interactive event where we break into small groups for a short period during the session to share ideas and brainstorm, returning to a larger group discussion. We will give you key takeaways at the end of the session as well as a collated list of activities PDs and APDs are doing throughout the nation that you can try at your home institution.
When you register, we will ask you to provide one example of coaching and one example of sponsoring that you do already in your program with your FITs.
For the purposes of this request, please use the following brief definitions and examples to guide your response to our request:
“Coaching” is the act of instructing or directing an FIT on a larger task or skill related to their professional development or performance.
“Sponsorship” is the act of using influence to pull an FIT up the career ladder
Please click here to register: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/K9JS7GW. A formal calendar invite with meeting information will follow.
Team Leader, Member Strategy – Career Sections
October 14, 2020
Well, it's been a while, but we're back! Please join us this Friday, October 16, for a joint Pediatric Cardiology Fellows Mentoring Session sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics and the SPCTPD. The session will run 2 - 5 Eastern/1 - 4 Pacific. You can register here:
Please see the agenda below for an overview what will certainly be an excellent session! (Times listed are Eastern.)
2:10 Pediatric Cardiology Fellow Burnout and Resiliency
2:20 Pediatric Cardiology Fellow Wellness in the Era of COVID
2:30 4th Year Fellowships: A Survey of the Current Landscape
2:40 Breakout #1: Subspecialty Discussions
3:40 Opportunities for Professional Engagement
3:45 Finding Your Niche
3:55 The Best Version of Yourself: CVs, Cover Letters, and Interviewing Tips
4:15 The Job Market: The 2018 Pediatric Cardiology Workforce Surrvey
4:20 The Job Search: The Hiring Process and Mistakes I See
4:30 Knowing Your Worth: Negotiations
4:40 Breakout #2: Mentoring and Job Discussions
5:00 Reconvene and closing remarks
June 26, 2020
Details for the final PC-NES lecture of the spring on Tuesday, June 30, have been posted! Want these to continue? Fill out our fellow survey!
June 25, 2020
The Senior Fellowships section has been updated for 4th year programs beginning in July of 2021.
June 15, 2020
June 1, 2020
All of May's PC-NES sessions are now available for viewing. Additionally, info for tomorrow and next Tuesday is now listed.
May 21, 2020
The sessions on vascular rings, acute heart failure management, and adult coarctation have been posted in the fellow resources section. Additionally, the links for today and 5/28 have been updated.
Additionally, we have reached out to division chiefs across the country soliciting open positions for 2020 and will be updating our jobs board as we receive information.
May 19, 2020
The PC-NES schedule through May has been updated to the right. Also, please register for the special PC-NES session on 5/26 looking behind the scenes of the Single Ventricle Reconstruction Trial:
March 31, 2020
The Society of Pediatric Cardiology Training Program Directors is organizing a series of shared educational sessions via tele-conference with the goals of:
1. Providing additional educational opportunities for fellows;
2. Augmenting individual fellowship director efforts to teach fellows in a time of social distancing (or distantly socializing);
3. Fostering a sense of community in pediatric cardiology education.
Sessions are scheduled through April, starting with those below. All sessions are at 4 PM Eastern/1 PM Pacific. Outlook invites and links to the session are listed.
Upcoming Educational Opportunities
Congenital Heart Academy Webinar
Clinical Research: The People Who Inspired Me and Their Tips!
Thursday April 1st 2021
11:00-12:30 Eastern USA Time
Drs. D’Udekem and Wernovsky will be discussing the process of starting and sustaining a career in clinical research with an emphasis on pediatric cardiovascular disease. They look forward to sharing tips they have learned along the way from their mentors and colleagues, as well as their own lessons learned. Please join us as we #payitforward.
Who we are
We are a non profit organization that comprises of all program directors. SPCTPD was founded in 1999. The representative board is elected by all members and comprises of a Treasurer/Secretary, Vice President, President, and Past President. Each serves a two year term. Please refer to the ByLaws for details.
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