The first MMC Program Director School was held in June 2015; specifically geared towards new residency and fellowship program directors, as well as associate program directors. The curriculum included an orientation to the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), the New Accreditation System (NAS) and Milestone basics, as well as an introduction to program evaluation, advanced features of New Innovations and an overview of recruitment basics. Participants were introduced to a mentoring system, in which new program directors will be matched with seasoned program directors to offer an additional resource to navigate the increasingly complex system of graduate medical education.
Invited speakers included Andy Perron- Emergency Department, Jim Whiting- Department of Surgery as well as co-directors Bob Bing-You- Department of Medical education and Kalli Varaklis Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Key members of the Department of Medical Education (DME) also presented key lectures, including Jenny Skolfield- Director of DME, Katy Kruithoff- project manager, DME and Jen Perros- Medical Education Administrator II, Department of Surgery.
New program directors who were unable to assess this course are invited to contact Dr. Bing-You or Dr. Varaklis to arrange for individual session covering the same curriculum.