Residency Program Directors Section
Objectives and Purpose:
The objectives of the Residency Program Directors Section are the following:
Organizational Structure of Residency Program Directors Section
- To provide a forum for discussion of the opportunities, challenges, and developments for dermatology residency programs. The term residency program shall refer to ACGME approved dermatology residency training programs.
- To promote cooperative relationships between the Section and other professional organizations whose goals are to educate trainees and physicians in dermatology. The purpose of these relationships is to develop and maintain the highest educational standards within dermatology training.
- To encourage innovation in dermatology training methods.
- To promote an equitable residency application and selection process. To explore and implement improvements in the residency selection and application process. To promote cooperative relationships between the Section and other professional organizations whose goals are to encourage equity, holistic review, and diversity in the residency selection and application process.
Section A: Purpose of Membership for Residency Program Directors Section
The Residency Program Directors Section recognizes the essential role and contribution of program directors in the education of medical students and dermatology residents.
Section B: Membership Criteria for Residency Program Directors Section
All residency program and associate/assistant program directors in dermatology resident training programs are encouraged to become members.
All members must:
Section C: Steering Committee for Residency Program Directors Section
- Be a board-certified dermatologist who holds a faculty appointment in a dermatology department or section in an ACGME approved dermatology residency program.
- Be either a Residency Program Director, Associate Residency Program Director, or Assistant Residency Program Director at an ACGME approved dermatology residency program. Associate and Assistant Residency Program Directors will be verified by the Program Director designated by the ACGME for that residency program. Fellowship directors, to be verified by their chair or section chief, may also participate if desired.
- Actively contribute to the dermatologic education of medical students and residents.
The Steering Committee will be composed of a Chair, Vice Chair, Immediate Past-Chair (ex-officio) and committee members at large (number to be determined).
The purpose of the Steering Committee is to carry out an agenda agreed upon by majority of the section
members. Candidates for the steering committee will be chosen by the Steering Committee and approved by the section membership.
- The Chair will serve for two (2) years.
- The Vice Chair will serve for two (2) years.
- The Vice Chair will also serve as annual program chair for the Residency Program Directors Section meeting.
- The Immediate Past-Chair will serve for two (2) years.
- The committee members will serve for three (3) years, staggered.
- The Chair and Vice Chair will have been previous committee members (after first 2 years of implementation of Program Director Section).
Section D: Duties of Residency Program Directors Section Steering Committee members
- The Chair of the section will serve ex-officio on the Board of Directors of the Association of Professors of Dermatology.
- The Steering Committee may appoint ad hoc task forces to address areas of interest for the membership.
- All members of the Steering Committee, including the Chair and Vice-Chair, must be members of the APD.
The Chair shall:
The Vice Chair shall:
- Prepare the agenda and preside at the Residency Program Directors Section meeting.
- Be responsible for responding to problems of major concern to the Residency Program Directors Section.
- Report Residency Program Directors Section activities to the APD at the board meeting.
Section E: Steering Committee Meetings for Residency Program Directors Section
- Serve in the place of the Chair when necessary.
- Organize the Residency Program Directors Section annual meeting in conjunction with the Chair.
The Steering Committee shall meet as often as required throughout the year and shall represent the Section as necessary. The Steering Committee will give input as to the content of the annual Residency Program Directors Section meeting and direct Residency Program Director activities as they relate to the development of resources for teaching and training programs. The Steering Committee will receive reports from the ad hoc task forces.
Residency Program Directors Section members benefit from belonging to both available Listserv's APD listserv and Program Directors listserv.