SPIN, the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network, would like to invite you to participate in the next SPIN study, “Longitudinal Evaluation of the Required Level of Supervision for Pediatric Fellows.” This study will build upon two earlier SPIN studies. With your help, we will obtain assessments of all fellows in your program longitudinally utilizing level of supervision scales for all of the common and subspecialty-specific EPAs.
This study has multiple goals including determining whether graduating fellows are meeting the previously defined minimum levels of supervision, if the time required to meet these levels differs among the subspecialties and obtaining validity evidence for the subspecialty and scholarship EPAs level of supervision scales. We will also compare fellow self-assessment with those made by the CCC.
Data collection will begin with the Fall 2018 CCC meeting in which milestone levels are assigned and continue twice annually for a total of 3 years. This investigation is very similar to SPIN’s first study except that we are only collecting milestone data for the scholarship EPA so that the CCC time commitment should be substantially less.
Only ONE IRB application is needed per site and we will provide an IRB kit and assist in obtaining approval (which should be an exemption). All FPDs that provide data will be considered collaborators on manuscripts. In addition, MOC Part IV Credit (highly likely but pending formal ABP approval) should be available for FPDs that provide data for at least 3 data collection periods.
Additional information about SPIN and this study is provided in the link below. Please consider joining us in this important collaborative investigation. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please click here.
Global Pediatric Cardiology Fellowship- Texas Children's Hospital
Fellowship Program with unparalleled Opportunity! Click here to view details
Advanced training opportunities
The University of Washington/Seattle Children’s Hospital is now accepting applications for advanced training for the 2019-2020 academic year. Applicants with an interest in interventional cardiology, heart failure/transplantation and advanced imaging will be considered. We anticipate filling a position in one subspecialty area with the possibility of filling a second position in one of the other areas.
Interested candidates should send a C.V., 3 letters of recommendation and a brief personal statement to
Susan (Nelson) Sivesind
Cardiac Services Fellowship Program Coordinator II
Pediatric Cardiology |Congenital Cardiac Surgery
Adult Congenital Heart Disease |Extracorporeal Life Support
Interventional Cardiology |Transplant & Heart Failure
OFFICE 4800 Sand Point Way NE, Seattle WA 98105
MAIL M/S RC.2.820. PO Box 5371, Seattle, WA 98105
Pediatric Cardiology Boot Camp
April 28-30, 2018
The Stanford Pediatric Cardiology Fellows’ Boot Camp is now accepting applications from in-coming fellows from all training programs throughout North America. Our highly-rated immersion and simulation-based curriculum has been shown to improve readiness for fellowship.
To View the Bootcamp Flier, click here...
To View the Bootcamp Proposal including details on course directors, schedules and a summary, click here...
Pediatric Cardiology Fellows Workshop at the AAP
DATE: Saturday, September 16th
TIME: 11:30 AM- 1:00 PM (Chicago time)
LOCATION: George Pullman Room, Chicago Marriott Marquis
Come pose your questions to a panel of Pediatric Cardiology Division Chiefs – interview tips, finding your first job, do's and don’ts in negotiation, etc.
Box lunches provided for fellows
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Massachusetts General Hospital CME:
DATE: September 23-24, 2017