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  • 1. AGA Academy of Educators Ryan D. Madanick, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine Center for Esophageal Diseases and Swallowing (CEDAS) Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology University of North Carolina School of Medicine Chapel Hill, NCEmail: madanick@med.unc.eduTwitter: @RyanMadanickMD Phone: (919) 966-2513Blog: http://gutcheckblog.com Fax: (919) 843-2508
  • 2. Learning Objectives By the conclusion of this talk, learners should be able to: 1. Discuss the purpose and mission of the AGA Academy of Educators (AOE) 2. Identify benefits the AGA AOE can provide for the careers of current and future clinician educatorshttp://www.gastro.org/education-meetings/academy-of-educators
  • 3. Audience PollDoes your institution have an Academy of Educators?
  • 4. Why create an Academy of Educators?
  • 5. Threats to the Education Mission “Both research and patient care bring to their respective departments resources and prestige…education is typically seen as secondary to research and patient care.” “Many good educators simply are unable to spend time away from research or patient care to teach…This structural problem requires a structural remedy.”Irby SM et al. Acad Med 2004;79:729.
  • 6. AGA AOE Mission Statement“The mission of the AGA Academy of Educators is to be the home for educators within the AGA. The academy will be the pre-eminent forum to support and enhance teaching skills, mentorship, academic promotion, innovation, funding, career development, assessment skills, leadership, communication and scholarship.The academy will advocate for the education mission both as an academic priority and as a careerpathway and will recognize excellence in education.”
  • 7. Goals of the AGA AOE1. Recognize and foster educational excellence, innovation, and scholarship throughout the career continuum.2. Provide resources for teaching, training educators, and leadership development.3. Develop strategies to obtain funding to support careers in education, including institutional and external support.4. Create a framework for documentation of educational excellence in support of promotion in an academic educator pathway.5. Advocate for the education mission both as an academic priority and as a career pathway.
  • 8. Structure of the AGA AOE• Co-Directors: Suzy Rose, Helen Shields• Advisory Board (includes Trainee Representative)• Charter Members• General Members• AGA Staff: Lori Marks, Kelley Blanchard, Alison Parsells
  • 9. What can the AGA AOE offer for Program Directors & Fellows?
  • 10. http://www.gastro.org/education-meetings/academy-of-educators
  • 11. Networking: AGA AOE LinkedIn Group
  • 12. Plenary Sessions at DDW• 2012: “Teaching and Promoting Scholarship in Education”• 2013: “Planning for Promotion, Portfolios and CVs”
  • 13. Future Plans• Grant opportunities• Development of educator-specific outreach• Others…
  • 14. AGA AOE: Summary• Provides a home for GI faculty & trainees interested in clinician educator track• Offers opportunities for scholarly productivity & development http://www.gastro.org/education- meetings/academy-of-educators