AGP Core Curriculum

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Priority Score

1= optional
2= required

Teaching activities

Evaluation Methods

DOMAIN ONE: Research
GOAL: Fellows will develop expertise in research planning and execution, responsible conduct of research, data interpretation and scientific communications

Research Planning

 

 

 

1.   Articulates the general and specific hypotheses that underlie his/her research, and explains their scientific and clinical significance.

2

2,3,4,8,9,13,14,15,16

a,j,b

2.   Critically understands the current literature in his/her field of research, and how it supports the hypotheses to be tested.

2

2,3,4,9

a,j

3.   Develops research designs appropriate for use of secondary data sources that are methodologically sound.

1

2,3

 

4.   Develops research designs appropriate for quantitative and/or qualitative primary data collection that are valid, focused, feasible, and methodologically precise and reliable.

2

2,4,8,13,14,18

a,j

5.   Plans studies that adhere to the rules of human subject protection and ethics, and negotiates the regulatory process with forethought and skill.

2

2,3, 20: CORIHS training required

a,j

6.   Strategically plans a research program for productivity and fundability, seeking timely input from colleagues.

2

2,3,16

a,j

Research Execution

 

 

 

7.   Maintains focus and efficiency and demonstrates perseverance in the management of multiple academic priorities.

1

10, 12, 18,19

 

8.   Executes a research project with efficient management of time, personnel, material resources, and procedures for data collection and analysis.

2

2,3,18

o, SOC monitoring document, b

9.   Critically interprets experimental data with an understanding of their technical and statistical complexities.

2

2,3,4,8

j,k

Research Communication

 

 

 

10.  Effectively uses verbal presentations to communicate research plans and results to colleagues and other audiences.

2

12,13,19

b

11.  Clearly describes and interprets research results in a timely manner in manuscripts, posters, and podium presentations.

2

13,14,15,16,17

b

12.  Develops articles and grant proposals that are innovative, scientifically sound, and clearly and persuasively written.

1

15,16

 

DOMAIN TWO: Education

GOAL: Fellows will develop expertise in adult learning principles and effective teaching techniques in clinical settings, understanding the need for appropriate design, flexibility and feedback in creating learning activities

13.  Applies adult learning principles in the teaching of residents and students in the clinical setting, with an emphasis on practical, relevant, and self-directed activities

2

2,3,4,12

b, Trainee evaluations through new innovations

14.  Makes effective and efficient use of patient encounters and case conferences to teach learners at their individual level of knowledge and skill

2

1, 12,19

d, Trainee evaluation through new innovations

15.  Evaluates learners and peers with rigor and fairness, and provides  them with sensitive, timely, constructive and behaviorally specific feedback

2

12,19

b, d

16.  Plans educational activities that are guided by a clear set of goals and objectives, are practical and effective, and address the important and changing needs to children.

1

12,19

 

DOMAIN THREE: Career Development and Leadership

GOAL: Fellows will understand the value of self reflection and strategic planning in career development, as well as the role of mentors and professional networks in academic success. They will gain insights into institutional culture and its impact in career and leadership development

17.  Recognizes and understands the types of academic “currency” that are needed to build a successful academic career

1

3,4,18

 

18.  Strategically formulates career plans to make the transition from training to independence in an academic setting 

2

10, 18

j

19.  Identifies and makes effective use of colleagues, mentors, and experiences in diverse academic settings to advance and sustain his/her academic efforts

2

5,11,19

d, m

20.  Skillfully negotiates the institutional culture and health care system in order to advance policies and projects central to his/her primary domain of interest

1

6,11

 

21.  Documents his/her academic activities effectively for future promotion and advancement.

2

10

m, o

22.  Demonstrates skill in being mentored and mentoring, as well as leading and motivating others

2

12,18,19

d, m, j, q, r

23.  Makes good use of professional meetings for continuing education, networking, and self-promotion

2

20- attendance at national meeting, 10

q, r

24.  Practices continuous quality improvement in his/her academic and clinical work

2

11

i, m

25.  Demonstrates an understanding of health care organization and delivery in the context of research, education, and clinical practice

1

2,3

 

26.  Demonstrates an understanding of the context of policy decision making, and effectively evaluates and communicates policy ideas to colleagues, community-based organizations, elected officials, the media, and/or other key stakeholders

1

2,3

 

DOMAIN FOUR: Clinical Training

GOAL: Fellows will provide high quality clinical care in a compassionate family centered manner, by understanding the various facets of knowledge that contribute to health and healing and critically applying that knowledge in diverse health care settings

27.  Understands the scope of established and evolving biomedical, clinical, epidemiological and social-behavioral knowledge needed by a pediatrician; and demonstrates the ability to acquire, critically interpret and apply this knowledge in patient care.

2

1,4,5,19

a, d, s

28.  Works to provide patients and families with a medical home that offers accessible, continuous, comprehensive, family-centered, and well-coordinated medical care.                                   

1

1,19

 

29.  Provides high quality, evidence-based preventive, acute, and follow-up care for children.

1

1,5

 

30.  Works effectively with multidisciplinary teams in a variety of clinical settings

2

1,19

a, d

31.  Uses clinical experiences to guide and illuminate his/her research, educational, policy, and leadership efforts.

1

1,19

 

DOMAIN FIVE: Cognitive and Interpersonal Skills

GOAL: Fellows will recognize and demonstrate skills required for career success such as creativity, motivation, adaptability, critical thinking, open mindedness and cultural competence

32.  Creativity: Exhibits imagination and flexibility in designing research and academic projects, interpreting results, and contributing new ideas to the work of others.

2

16

j

33.  Motivation and perseverance: Shows enthusiasm and determination in pursing academic goals, overcoming obstacles with ingenuity and perseverance.

2

3,8

a, m

34.  Adaptability: Demonstrates a flexible set of responses to unexpected challenges and opportunities, adapting skillfully to changing circumstances.   

2

8,18

a, m

35.  Critical thinking: Maintains a questioning spirit in all areas of academic effort, striving to avoid simplistic or limited assumptions.

2

8,18

a, m

36.  Logical thinking: Shows skill in organizing, synthesizing, and drawing sound conclusions from groups of facts or ideas.

2

8,18

a, m

37.  Open-mindedness: Evaluates his/her own professional work and that of others objectively and without restrictive preconceptions.

2

10,18

a, m

38.  Ethical sensitivity and cultural competence:  Practices open, honest and constructive communications, and exhibits respect for the needs and rights of others, regardless of individual differences and cultural values.

2

1,5,19

a, m

39.  Professionalism: Demonstrates a consistent level of commitment, responsibility, and accountability in one’s patient care, scholarly, and educational activities, and maintains a healthy balance between his/her personal and professional lives. 

2

1,5,19

a, m

 

 

Suggested Codes for

Teaching/Learning Activities

Suggested Codes for

Evaluation Methods

  1. Clinical encounters
  2. Lectures
  3. Seminars
  4. Readings/modules
  5. Morning report
  6. M&M conference
  7. Individual community project
  8. Individual research project
  9. Web search and report
  10. Portfolio
  11. QI activity
  12. Supervisory/teaching activity
  13. Presentation by fellow
  14. Written abstract
  1. Written journal article
  2. Written grant proposal
  3. Written educational plan/product
  4. One on one session with advisor
  5. Leading teams of work
  6. Attendance at national meeting­
  7. One on one feedback to learner
  1. Competency-based global rating
  2. Direct observation with checklist
  3. Expert opinion/comparison
  4. 360° ratings
  5. Written examination
  6. Patient surveys
  7. Case/procedure logs
  8. EBM activity
  9. QI activity
  10. Faculty review of writings
  11. Peer review of articles, grants
  12. Systems error activity
  1. Self assessment/Reflection
  2. Teaching assessment
  3. Individual learning plans
  4. Critical incident reports
  5. Program director meeting documentation form
  6. Fellow progress tracking form
  7. Course grade
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