Welcome Program Directors and Coordinators,
Thank you for your efforts and contributions to graduate medical education! I have a passion for medical education and training, having served as a program director for 16 years at Duke University before coming to the ABP. I understand the hard work and investment needed to manage a training program and I appreciate your important role.
I believe we have a shared responsibility to patients and parents to ensure young physicians are competent. Fundamentally, we have a commitment to provide respectful, compassionate, high quality, high value and safe care to diverse patient populations. At the same time, we contribute to the future by training leaders in health care who are dedicated to evidence-based practice, humanism and advancing the art and science of medicine.
It is critical to create and maintain expectations based on honesty, integrity and professionalism. These tenants are key to achieving competence in clinical care, research, education and advocacy. Our values are important as we strive to care for infants, children, and adolescents through the transition to adulthood.
Trainees need a supportive working and learning environment as well as mentorship and professional development. We want young pediatricians to be excited about their career choice and the profession of medicine! Your role is essential in providing the core elements to build a strong foundation to assist trainees as they grow and develop. You are training the future leaders in pediatrics, and the ABP is excited to partner with you in this process.
Suzanne K. Woods, MD
Executive Vice President, Credentialing and Initial Certification
Program Portal Tutorial for General Pediatrics & Med-Peds Programs:
Program Portal Tutorial for Subspecialty Programs: