Academy of Resident Educators: The academy aims to foster the growth of residents as clinician-educators by encouraging direct instruction, educational leadership, and professional development. It is a resident-driven program that includes workshops throughout the year including curriculum vitae workshops, teaching skills workshops, guest lectures by distinguished educators, and advertisement of educational opportunities throughout the year for personal development. As a resident you have the opportunity to graduate with a distinguished educator certificate if you complete a designated amount of direct teaching and individual professional development time. There are branches of the AoRE for both internal medicine and pediatrics.
Transition Medicine Journal Club: Transition Medicine Journal Club is a group of medicine-pediatrics residents and interested medical students that meets quarterly to review articles regarding barriers to transition of specific patient populations. Group discussions are led by faculty with expertise on the topic discussed. Previous disease-based discussions have included Type I Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease, Cystic Fibrosis and Lupus.
Diversity Council: The diversity councils of the Department of Medicine and Pediatrics encourage diversity within their respective departments by recruiting and supporting residents, fellows, and faculty who are underrepresented in medicine in order to foster a culture that promotes the practice of culturally competent health care.
Pediatrics Diversity Council
Medicine Diversity Council
Med-Peds Interest Group: The Medicine-Pediatrics Interest Group is a medical student run organization that aims to foster interest in the integration of care in patients transitioning between the pediatric and adult stages of their health care. The med-peds residency program and MPIG hold regular collaborative events, helping to foster student-resident relationships, promote awareness of internal medicine-pediatrics as a specialty, and provide mentorship opportunities to potential applicants.
Med-Peds Families: Incoming interns are assigned a second year peer upon acceptance to the program. This is designed as a first connection to the program and resource for questions about scheduling, housing, etc. In addition to being matched to a second year resident, interns also become part of a medicine-pediatrics family which also includes a third and fourth year resident. These groups meet for dinners and generally serve as references for each other as questions come up during residency training.