Research Directors Summit and the Need to Move Forward
Melvin Blanchard, MD
Professor and Chief, Division of Medical Education
Department of Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis
Dr. Blanchard’s lecture centered on the rationale as to why the PSTPD community ought to feel some trepidation on the training methodology of future physician-scientists. From there, Dr. Blanchard focused on training best practices such as curriculum, recruitment, mentorship, etc. The final portion of his lecture centered on next steps: community organization, database establishment, recruitment.
The ABIM and Research Training for Physicians
Furman McDonald, MD, MPH
Senior Vice President for Academic and Medical Affairs
American Board of Internal Medicine
Professor of Medicine
Furman McDonald, MD, MPH was the Workshop’s keynote. McDonald lectured on the relationship between the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and graduate medical education (GME) fields, the newly-established ABIM governance, the history of his organization’s Research Pathways program, the correlation between trainee and certification data, and what the future holds.
Opportunities and Challenges of a PSTP Director
Peter Klein, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Physician-Scientist Training
Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Peter Klein, MD, PhD, as the Director of the University of Pennsylvania’s (Penn) Physician-Scientist Training Program, examined how the University of Pennsylvania addressed the challenges that other institutions face regarding physician-scientist training programs: recruitment/retention, lack of exposure to research during clinical training, independence, funding, and mentoring.
The NIH and New Opportunities for Research Training
Neil Aggarwal, MD
Chief, Lung Biology and Disease Branch, Division of Lung Diseases
National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
National Institutes of Health
Neil Aggarwal, MD provided historical data on physician-scientists at the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI); NIH’s sponsored programs in response to observed trends; and the institution’s StARR and StARRTS programs.