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The Medicine Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) is the organization of accredited internal medicine-pediatric residency programs in the United States.

Mission Statement

The Association was formed to advance medical education in Med-Peds Residency Programs, which were originally approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). MPPDA will work in conjunction with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), Residency Review Committees for Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (RRC-IM and RRC-Peds, respectively), ABIM, and ABP, and other pertinent organizations to improve Graduate Medical Education for Med-Peds residents and to support the mission of combined residency training.

Vision

The Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) will assist program directors leading combined training programs in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics (Med-Peds) to develop educational programs and assessment strategies to prepare trainees to care for patients across the lifespan continuum independently.

MPPDA Organizational Structure

MPPDA Committees

MPPDA is committed to the development of educational programs and assessment strategies to prepare trainees to care for patients across the lifespan continuum independently. A core component of this vision is to support the advancement of academic medicine through innovation, education, service, and research. As such, the MPPDA Executive Committee (EC) supports the development of relevant Committees to achieve these goals and maintains oversight of the Committees to ensure the mission of MPPDA is fulfilled. Committees are composed of members from MPPDA, which includes Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, faculty affiliated with MPPDA, and Program Administrators. Committee members external to MPPDA may be appointed to serve on committees when appropriate. Each committee has a designated Chair who will be selected by the MPPDA EC. The Committee Chair is responsible for the direct oversight and management of the committee tasks and reports to the MPPDA Immediate Past-President. The term length for a Committee Chair is two (2) years. Terms are renewable pending review and approval by the MPPDA EC. In the unlikely event that a Committee Chair is not felt to be achieving the outlined responsibilities, term lengths may be shortened and/or a new Committee Chair appointed by the MPPDA EC.

Core Expectations of Committee Chairs

1. To report to the Immediate Past-President semi-annually to update the EC on the progress of the Committee (September, February)
2. To maintain oversight of the Committee outline a process plan to ensure the effective functioning of the Committee.
3. To maintain an active list of the committee members and their contact information that will be shared with the Immediate Past-President semi-annually (September, February).
4. To work closely with the MPPDA EC to identify the initiatives that will be pursued so as to maintain congruence between the strategic goals and mission of MPPDA with that of the Committee.

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