PAS Ethics Course for Fellows and Junior Faculty: Ethical Principles Foundational to Medical Professionalism
This course will provide education and instruction in core principles of ethics related to the practice of medicine, designed to satisfy ACGME Common Program Requirement IV.5. and provide much of the National Institutes of Health Requirement for Instruction in the Responsible Conduct of Research. It may also be incorporated into plans to satisfy National Science Foundation RCR training requirements. As such, this course will be substantially more in-depth than the briefer review of ethical issues that will be done during the concurrent APPD/PAS Core Curriculum – Track #2.
9:00-9:15 – Introduction – Format for the conference. Intro of speakers.
John D. Lantos MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
9:15-9:55 – Mentoring, coaching, and sponsorship for early career physicians and scientists
Tyler Smith MD, Children’s Mercy Hospital, Kansas City
This session will discuss how to enter into mentoring relationships, what to expect, and what to do when they are not working. We will analyze the role of mentor and mentee. We will also talk about how to end mentoring relationships with specific practical advice.
9:55-10:35- 360o of Human Subjects Protections in Clinical and Translational Pediatrics Research
Lainie Ross, MD, PhD. The University of Chicago
This session will cover the resources available to promote the ethical conduct of pediatric research. We will discuss the roles and responsibilities of the institutional review board (IRB), the research subject advocate (RSA), the research ethics consultation (REC), the Community Advisory Board (CAB), and the principal investigator (PI). We will then engage in an interactive discussion of various case studies.
10:45-11:25 - Wellness and Professionalism: How to Not Freak Out (Too Much) nor Burn Out
and Have Some Fun, & Be Kind and Courageous
Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
This session will talk about the psychological challenges that arise in the high-pressure environment of tertiary care pediatrics, cutting edge research, pressures to publish and succeed, and the need for work-life balance.
11:25-12:05 – Intraprofessional dynamics in clinical care and research
Angela Ellison MD. Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
This session will deal with the team dynamics with a particular focus on microaggressions and microcompliments, disparate treatment based on race, ethnicity or gender, and the responsibilities that we have for one another on a clinical or research team.
12:05-1:00 Lunch Break
1:00-1:40 Cultural and Structural Humility in Research and Practice
Amy Caruso Brown, MD, MA, SUNY Upstate Medical University
We all bring certain cultural baggage with us to clinical and research encounters. Our patients and research participants do, too. And we meet in the cultural environment of medicine. Conflicts arise. In this session, we will analyze how to recognize and respond to those conflicts.
1:40-2:20 Openly Doctoring: Navigating Social Media as a Physician
Alyssa Burgart MD, MA, Stanford University
Physician social media use can bolster advocacy, academic work, and professional networking. In this session, we will discuss navigating the professional benefits and pitfalls of social media, and how being a small “p” public figure can impact your career.
2:30-3:10 Who owns ideas?
John D. Lantos MD, Children’s Mercy/University of Missouri – Kansas City
In this session, we will talk about authorship and research collaborations. We will discuss questions about who owns ideas, who should be first author, order of authorship, and plagiarism. We will offer practical advice for claiming credit for ideas while maintaining harmonious collaborative relationships.
3:10-3:50 Case Studies in Ethics and Professionalism
In this last session, we will discuss particular cases from our own experience or from the workshop participants. Cases can be in clinical ethics, research ethics, professionalism, or any of the topics discussed during the day.
3:50-4:00 Wrap up and evaluation
Core Curriculum for Fellows
Career Development Pathway
Academic and Research Skills