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Boston Children's Hospital Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship

Goal: 

To enhance teaching across the hospital, foster scholarship in education, and support career advancement for educators. We will work to achieve these goals by establishing an interprofessional and multi-disciplinary learning community that promotes educational collaboration and resource sharing through seminars, workshops, networking, and consultation on teaching skills and CV/resume development.  Members must be committed to improving their teaching or leadership in education, with an ultimate goal to contribute to scholarship in health professional education.  Through the Academy’s efforts, we aim to foster recognition of Boston Children's teachers locally and as national and international leaders. 

  
The Academy expands upon current departmental offerings and co-sponsors educational activities with the Office of Graduate Medical Education and the Office of Faculty Development. Membership terms are for one year and are renewable contingent on meeting Academy requirements, including providing feedback on Academy programming.

Eligibility: 
To be considered for membership, BCH staff must have a faculty appointment or have a role at BCH that explicitly emphasizes teaching and/or educational leadership.  All health care professionals who meet these criteria are eligible.  Once a member, attendance at 6 hours of Academy programming per year is required; scholar members have additional maintenance requirements related to their project in education.


There are now 3 categories of membership:
• Regular Membership (requires 6 hours of participation/year): faculty appointment or formal educational role as part of position at BCH; annual report; members have access to all Academy programming
• Scholar Membership (6 hours participation, plus a scholarly project): faculty appointment or formal educational role as part of position at BCH; commitment to pursuing scholarship in education (must have feasible project); 6 hours of participation per year including 3 hours of participation in assigned project group; documented progress on project;  presentation of project to assigned project group every 2 years; annual report; members have access to all programming plus research design and statistical support
• Trainee Membership (6 hours participation, with or without a project): at least one remaining year of training at BCH; 6 hours of participation per year (can include medical education programming in residency or fellowship); annual report; members have access to all programming
*Activities include: retreats with keynote and workshops, seminars, peer observation, education CV consultation, project group meetings, interest group meetings
 
All non-trainee members must have a faculty appointment or a position at BCH as an educator.  All members must submit annual reports. Maintenance requirements are below:

Regular Member

Scholar Member

Trainee Member

Complete survey

Complete survey

Complete survey

Personal statement

Personal statement

Personal statement

Updated CV or resume

Updated CV or resume

Updated CV or resume

Supervisor Approval Form

Supervisor Approval Form

Supervisor Approval Form

Project description

Project description (optional)


Description of materials necessary for application:

1. Survey Monkey Application
2. Personal statement should include reason for joining Academy, desired role in education, and plan for developing career as educator – limit 250 words
3. Supervisor Approval Form 
4. Project Description  - limit 500 words

Complete applications are due Monday, 9/26/2016 by 5:00 PM – Please submit all supporting documents to Angela Lam (angela.lam@childrens.harvard.edu)


BCH Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship Award Recipients

2015
Mentor Award:
David Brown, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Cardiology

Scholar Award:
Christy Cummings, MD, Instructor in Pediatrics in the Division of Newborn Medicine
Project title: Ethics and Professionalism Curriculum for Neonatal-Perinatal Fellows and Its Assessments

Robert P. Masland, Jr., Teaching Award:
Yee-Ming Chan, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology

2014 
Stephen Brown, MD, Assistant Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology
Project Title: “Program to Enhance Relational and Communication Skills for Radiologists”

Traci Wolbrink, MD, MPH, Instructor in Anesthesia, Division of Critical Care
Project Title: “OPENPediatrics”

Christopher Landrigan, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of General Pediatrics
Project Title: Mentorship in Medical Education"

2013
Debra Boyer, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,Division of Respiratory Diseases
Project Title: "Development of a Pediatric Pulmonary Fellow Boot Camp and Education and Service at an Academic Children’s Hospital"

Rebecca Vieira, MD, Instructor in Pediatrics, Division of Emergency Medicine
Project Title: "Curriculum for Emergency Ultrasound Rotation for Pediatric Emergency Medicine First Year Fellow"

2012
Catherine Allan, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Cardiology, 
Project Title: "Improving Performance of Emergent ECMO Cannulation in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Using High-Fidelity Simulation"

Holly Gooding, MD, Instructor in Pediatrics, Division of Adolescent Medicine 
Project Title: "An Educational Intervention to Increase Preventive Health Services Provided to Adolescents and Young Adults by Internal Medicine Physicians"

2011
Richard H. Blum, MD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Project title: "Evaluating Clinical Skills of First Year Anesthesia Residents"

Elizabeth G. Doherty, MD, Instructor in Pediatrics,Division of Newborn Medicine
Project Title: "360-Degree Assessment for Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Program"

2010
The CHB Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice: David Browning, MSW; Elaine Meyer, RN, PhD; Elizabeth Rider, MD, MSW; Robert Truog, MD

Jennifer Kesselheim, MD, Instructor in Pediatrics, Division of Hematology-Oncology
Project Title: “Physician Performance Assessment: Development of a Novel Instrument for Trainees”

Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Anesthesia, Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine
Project Title:  "The Children’s Hospital Boston Simulator Program - A Hospital-based, Collaborative, Training and Education Research Laboratory"

Related Websites

Boston Children's Hospital Office of Fellowship Training
HMS Academy Center for Teaching and Learning
Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

The BCH Academy for Teaching and Educational Innovation and Scholarship Steering Committee:

Alan Leichtner, MD, MSHPEd; Chief Medical Education Officer and Director of the Department of Medical Education

Elizabeth Armstrong, PhD, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Vincent Chiang, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine
S. Jean Emans, MD, Office of Faculty Development and Adolescent Medicine
Laurie Fishman, MD, Division of Gastroenterology/Nutrition
Craig Lillehei, MD, Department of Surgery
Frederick Lovejoy, MD, Department of Medicine
Maxine Milstein, MBA, Office of Faculty Development
Joshua Nagler, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine
Elizabeth Rider, MD, MSW, Department of Medicine, Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice
Ted Sectish, MD, Department of Medicine, Director of Residency Program
George Taylor, MD, Department of Radiology
Debra Weiner, MD, Division of Emergency Medicine
Peter Weinstock, MD, PhD, Department of Anesthesia 

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