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Program Director Bulletin for COVID-19 Response (May 27th, 2020)

Program Director Bulletin  for COVID 19

May 27, 2020

This PD Guide will be published every one to two weeks on The current week’s edition will be under Announcements and prior editions will be posted under Program Leadership.


Weekly Zoom PD Q&A session on Thursday nights at 6pm-7:30pm


May 28, 2020     The Virtual OnBoarding Process for AY2020-2021

Thomas Ciesielski, MD/Emily Fondahn, MD

Please send any specific questions to before 3p Thursday

GMEC May 29, 2020:

Virtual Interviewing/Second Looks- what do you need to make it happen? A discussion of how to

position our programs for a successful, virtual interview season

Now recruiting for 1 resident to become GMEC representative for AY2020-2021 and ideally one

or more years beyond. Residents must be PEER selected and attendance time for GMEC

meetings protected to allow AT LEAST 75% attendance. Please submit names to by June 1, 2020.

ACGME e communication

NEW! Webinars for Program Directors and Coordinators on ADS Changes

Update: Changes to the Accreditation Data System (ADS) and COVID-19 Pandemic Questions


The ACGME will conduct educational webinars to provide an overview of ADS changes and newly added questions to assess the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on programs.

  • Program Coordinators: Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. Central – Register here
  • Program Directors: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 12:00-1:00 p.m. Central – Register here



Academy of Educators

Title: Tech-Enhanced Learning Workshop

Date: Tue June 9, 3:00-4:30, on Zoom


During this 90 minute workshop, members of the Academy of Educators will address learning theories for knowledge and skills that can be utilized before, during, and after in-person traditional settings.  Presenters will do a hands-on demonstration of resources such as PollEverywhere, Microsoft Teams, and Aquifer, and discuss how these are being used currently.  Demonstration of the capabilities of Washington University’s Instructional Design Studio for high quality video and audio platforms will be shown.  Additionally, more advanced Zoom meetings will be demonstrated, including ways to creatively use polls, annotations, whiteboards, breakout rooms, and even the virtual background as opportunities for learning during this time of social distancing.

Learning objectives– At the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe ways technology can be used to enhance learning before in-person sessions
  2. Describe ways technology can be used to enhance learning during in-person sessions
  3. Describe ways technology can be used to enhance learning after in-person sessions
  4. Describe ways technology can be used to teach skills remotely


Link to sign up:


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