Dear Program Directors,
I have a special place in my heart for you, having served as a program director for more than 20 years. By teaching and mentoring residents and fellows, you hold the future of pediatric care in your hands. I’ll bet we all can name at least one mentor who helped mold our careers when we were in training. You are that person for many of your residents and fellows.
Since my days in training, pediatrics has increasingly focused on an individual physician’s professional responsibility to improve quality of care. Now, in addition to providing a foundation in general pediatrics, you are helping prepare trainees for the diverse and emerging health care needs of children and provide flexibility for multiple career options.
Our goal at the ABP is to help you prepare trainees to launch their careers with the strongest foundation possible.
Gail McGuinness, MD
ABP Executive Vice President