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  • THE RESIDENCY REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR PEDIATRICS 515 N State, Ste 2000, Chicago, IL 60610 • (312) 755-5000 • FOR NEW APPLICATIONS ONLY – PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS APPLICATIONS FOR A NEW PROGRAM: This Program Information Form (PIF) is for programs applying for INITIAL ACCREDITATION ONLY (for Continued Accreditation or re-accreditation, use the CONTINUED ACCREDITATION PIF in conjunction with the Web Accreditation Data System). All sections of the form applicable to the program must be completed in order to be accepted for review. The information provided should describe the proposed program. For items that do not apply indicate N/A in the space provided. Where patient numbers are requested, estimate what you expect will occur. If any requested information is not available, an explanation should be given and it should be so indicated in the appropriate place on the form. Once the forms are complete, number the pages sequentially in the bottom right. Send four complete copies to the executive director of the Residency Review Committee for Pediatrics at the address above. They must be identical and final. Draft copies are not acceptable. The forms should be submitted bound by either sturdy rubber bands or binder clips. Do not place the forms in covers such as two or three ring binders, spiral bound notebooks, or any other form of binding. The program director is responsible for the accuracy of the information supplied in this form and must sign it. It must also be signed by the designated institutional official of the sponsoring institution. Review the Program Requirements for Residency Education in Pediatric-Nephrology. The Program Requirements and the Institutional Requirements may be downloaded from the ACGME website ( For questions regarding: -the completion of the form (content), contact the Accreditation Administrator. -the Accreditation Data System, email For a glossary of terms, use the following link – SPECIALTY SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS A pediatric subspecialty program must function in conjunction with an accredited program in pediatrics that is in good standing. The title of the program should correspond to the title of the affiliated pediatrics program. All program titles are subject to editing to conform to ACGME policies. Identify as the SPONSORING INSTITUTION that entity that assumes ultimate responsibility for the program, as evidenced by the fact that it monitors the quality of the education and coordinates accreditation activity. There may only be one sponsor and it must be the same sponsor as the sponsor for the core residency program. Refer to the ACGME Institutional Requirements. If the SPONSORING INSTITUTION and the PRIMARY SITE are one and the same, the site’s name should be entered in the section requesting NAME AND ADDRESS OF SPONSORING INSTITUTION and in the section requesting PRIMARY SITE. All sites offering required rotations or experiences should be listed. One site should be designated as the PRIMARY SITE and identified as Site #1. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 1
  • Attach the following documents to the application: References to Common Program and Institutional Requirements are in parenthesis 1. Policy for supervision of residents (addresses residents’ responsibilities for patient care and progressive responsibility for patient management and faculty responsibilities for supervision) (CPR IV.A.4.; IR III.B.4.) 2. Program policies and procedures for residents’ duty hours and work environment (CPR II.A.j.4.; CPR VI.C.; IR II.D.4.i.; IR III.B. 3.) 3. Moonlighting policy (CPR VI.F.1-2; CPR 11.A.4.j.; IR II.D.4.j.) 4. Overall educational goals for the program (CPR IV.A.1.) 5. A sample of competency-based goals and objectives for one assignment at each educational level (CPR IV. A. 2.) 6. All Program Letters of Agreement (PLAs) (CPR I.B.1.) 7. A blank copy of the forms that will be used to evaluate residents at the completion of each assignment (CPR V.A.1.a.) 8. Copies of tools the program will use to provide objective assessments of competence in patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, and systems-based practice (CPR V.A.1.b.(1)) 9. A blank copy of the form that will be used to document the semiannual evaluation of the residents with feedback (CPR V.A.1.b.(2) & (4)) 10. A blank copy of the final (summative) evaluation of residents, documenting performance during the final period of education and verifying that the resident has demonstrated sufficient competence to enter practice without direct supervision (CPR V.A.2.) 11. A blank copy of the form that residents will use to evaluate the faculty (CPR V.B. 3.) 12. A blank copy of the form that residents will use to evaluate the program (CPR V.C.1.d.(1)) Added documents for some programs: 1. Single RRC Sponsors only: a) A copy of the resident contract with the pertinent items from the institutional requirements and Master Affiliation Agreements b) Institutional policy for recruitment, appointment, eligibility, and selection of residents (IR II.A.) c) Institutional policy for discipline and dismissal of residents, including due process (IR II.D.4.e.; IR III.B.7.) Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 2
  • THE RESIDENCY REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR PEDIATRICS 515 N State, Ste 2000, Chicago, IL 60610 • (312) 755-5000 • Program Name: TABLE OF CONTENTS When you have the completed forms, number each page sequentially in the bottom right hand corner. Record this pagination in the Table of Contents and submit this cover page with the completed PIF. Common PIF1 Page(s) Accreditation Information Response to Previous Citations Participating Sites Single Program Sponsoring Institutions (If applicable) Program Personnel and Resources Program Director Information Physician Faculty Roster Faculty Curriculum Vitae Non Physician Faculty Roster Non Physician Faculty Curriculum Vitae Program Resources Resident Appointments Evaluation (Residents, Faculty, Program) Resident Duty Hours Resident Scholarly Activities Pediatric Subspecialty PIF Page(s) Faculty Research Research Resources Program Curriculum Block Diagram Goals and Objectives Collaboration Between Programs General Subspecialty Curriculum Conferences Scholarship Oversight Committee Fellow Research Activities Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 3
  • Specialty Specific PIF Page(s) Other Professional Staff Facilities and Services Facilities Services and Laboratories Support Services Patient Care Patient Data Ambulatory Pediatric Nephrology Experience for All Years of Training List of Diagnoses 12-Monh Summary – Inpatient Services 24-Month Summary: Patient Procedures Medical Knowledge Transplantation and Dialysis Inpatient Experiences Outpatient Experiences Practiced-based Learning and Improvement Interpersonal and Communication Skills Professionalism Systems-based Practice Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 4
  • THE RESIDENCY REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR PEDIATRICS 515 N State, Ste 2000, Chicago, IL 60610 • (312) 755-5000 • PROGRAM INFORMATION FORM – PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY A. ACCREDITATION INFORMATION Date: Title of Program: Requested Effective Date of Accreditation: Status of core program, if applicable: Length of program: Number of requested resident positions: The signatures of the director of the program and the designated institutional official attest to the completeness and accuracy of the information provided on these forms. Name of Program Director: Signature of Program Director (and date): Name of Designated Institutional Official (DIO): Signature of DIO (and date): 1. Respond to Previous Citation(s) If the program reapplies for accreditation within two years after accreditation has previously been withdrawn or proposed withdrawn, the accreditation history of the last accreditation action of that program shall be included as part of the file. a) In the case of application after proposed withdrawal, provide a statement rebutting each citation and documenting compliance with ACGME Requirements or provide a response to b) below. b) In case of application after either proposed withdrawal or withdrawal, provide a statement of the measures the program has taken to comply with ACGME Requirements relating to each citation in the last letter of accreditation. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 5
  • B. PARTICIPATING SITES SPONSORING INSTITUTION: (The university, site, or foundation that has ultimate responsibility for this program.) Name of Sponsor: Changed since the Last ( ) YES ( ) NO Address: Review? Single Residency Sponsor? ( ) YES ( ) NO City, State, Zip code: Type of Institution: (e.g., Teaching Site, General Site, Medical School) Name of Designated Institutional Official: Name of Chief Executive Officer: Does SPONSOR have an affiliation with a medical school (could be the sponsoring ( ) YES ( ) NO institution)? If yes, name the medical school below and have an affiliation agreement that describes the effect of these arrangements on this program available. Name of Medical School #1 Name of Medical School #2 PRIMARY CLINICAL SITE (Site #1) Name: Address: City, State, Zip Code: Clinical Site? ( ) YES ( ) NO Type of Rotation Elective ( ) Required ( ) Both ( ) (select one) Length of Resident/Fellow Rotations (in months) Year 1: Year 2: Year 3: Year 4: Year 5: JCAHO Approved? ( ) YES ( ) NO If no, explain: Please duplicate as necessary. PARTICIPATING SITE (Site #2) Name: Address: City, State, Zip Code: Does this site also sponsor its own program in this specialty? ( ) YES ( ) NO Does it participate in any other ACGME-accredited programs in this specialty? ( ) YES ( ) NO Distance between #2 & #1: Miles: Minutes: Type of Rotation ( ) Elective ( ) Required ( ) Both (select one) Length of Resident/Fellow Rotations (in months) Year 1: Year 2: Year 3: Year 4: Year 5: Brief Educational Rationale: Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 6
  • 1. SINGLE PROGRAM SPONSORING INSTITUTIONS (if applicable) For those institutions which are either a single-program sponsoring institution (e.g., medical genetics only), or an institution with multiple residencies accredited by the same Residency Review Committee (RRC), the institutional review will be conducted in conjunction with the review of the program. Only programs in these two categories are to complete the following institutional questions. a) Provide an institutional statement that commits the necessary financial, educational, and human resources to support the GME program(s) and provide documentation that the statement has been approved by the governing body, the administration and the teaching staff. (IR I.B.2) b) Describe the formal method by which a periodic evaluation of the program’s educational quality and compliance with the program requirements occurs. Explain how residents and faculty in the program are involved in the evaluation process. (CPR V.C; IR IV) c) Describe how the institution complies with the Institutional Requirements regarding “Resident Eligibility and Selection” and the development of appropriate criteria for the selection, evaluation, promotion and dismissal of residents in accordance with the Program and Institutional Requirements. (IR II.A-B) d) Summarize how the institution complies with the ACGME Institutional Requirements regarding resident support, benefits and conditions of employment to include the details of the resident contract or agreement as outlined in the ACGME Institutional Requirements. (Do not append the resident contract/agreement to the PIF but state when it is given to the residents and applicants. Have a copy available for verification by the site visitor on the day of the survey with the various items required by the ACGME numbered according to the Institutional Requirements.) (IR II.C-D) e) Describe in detail the grievance (due process) procedure(s) that is available to residents, including the composition of the grievance committee, and mechanisms for handling complaints and grievances related to actions which could result in dismissal, non-renewal of a resident’s contract, or other actions that could significantly threaten a resident’s intended career development. (IR II.D.4.c- d) Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 7
  • C. PROGRAM PERSONNEL AND RESOURCES 1. Program Director Information Name: Title: Address: City, State, Zip code: Telephone: FAX: Email: Date First Appointed as Program Director: Will Your Principal Activity Be Devoted to Resident Education? ( ) YES ( ) NO Term of Program Director Appointment: Date first appointed as faculty member in the program: Percentage of time the program director devotes to the program in the following activities: Clinical Administration: Research: Didactics/Teaching: Supervision: Primary Specialty Board Certification: Most Recent Year: Secondary Specialty Board Certification: Most Recent Year: Number of years spent teaching in GME in this specialty: a) Does the program director approve the selection of program faculty as appropriate? ............................................................................................................................( ) YES ( ) NO b) Will the program director evaluate the faculty and approve the continued participation of program faculty based on evaluation?...............................................................................( ) YES ( ) NO c) Will the program director comply with the sponsoring institution’s written policies and procedures, including those specified in the Institutional Requirements, for selection, evaluation and promotion of residents, disciplinary action, and supervision of residents?................................( ) YES ( ) NO d) Is the program director familiar with and does he/she comply with ACGME and RC policies and procedures as outlined in the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures? ......( ) YES ( ) NO Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 8
  • 2. Physician Faculty Roster Identify the essential faculty members who are direct contributors to the program (Refer to PR for Pediatric Nephrology). First list the Pediatric Nephrology subspecialists, including the program director. Also identify any research mentors who participate in training, identify that they are research mentors by indicating so in the faculty member’s title, (e.g., Associate Professor/Research Mentor) Then identify the key faculty member in the following disciplines (faculty should be listed in this order): (1) pediatric specialties (Pediatric Cardiology, Pediatric Critical Care, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Endocrinology, Pediatric Gastroenterology, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, Pediatric Pulmonology, Pediatric Rheumatology), (2) other critical subspecialties (Allergy/Immunology, Anesthesiology, Child Neurology, Medical Genetics, Neurosurgery, Ophthalmology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Pathology, Pediatric Surgery, Psychiatry, Pediatric Radiology, Pediatric Urology, Transplantation). It is understood that certification is not available in all the disciplines listed. Using the form provided below, attach a Ione page CV for each faculty member under this subspecialty only. Do not include CVs of other subspecialists, unless they are not ABMS-certified. Primary and Secondary Specialties / Field Most Years as Based Board Recent Faculty Average Primarily Certification Certification in Hours Per Name (Position) Degree at Site # Specialty / Field (Y/N)† Date Specialty Week (PD) † Certification for the primary specialty refers to ABMS Board Certification. Certification for the secondary specialty refers to sub-Board certification. If the secondary specialty is a core ACGME specialty (e.g., Internal Medicine), the certification question refers to ABMS Board Certification. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 9
  • 3. Faculty Curriculum Vitae First Last MI: Name: Name: Present Position: Medical School Name: Degree Year Awarded: Completed: Graduate Medical Education Program Name(s); include all residencies and fellowships: Date Specialty/Field To: From: Certification and Re-Certification Information Current Licensure Data Certification Re-Certification Specialty State Date of Expiration Year Year Academic Appointments - List the past ten years, beginning with your current position. Start Date End Date Description of Position(s) Present Concise Summary of Role in Program: Current Professional Activities/Committees: Selected Bibliography - Most representative Peer Reviewed Publications/Journal Articles from the last 5 years (limit of 10): Selected Review Articles, Chapters and/or Textbooks (Limit of 10 in the last 5 years): Participation in Local, Regional, and National Activities/Presentations (Limit of 10 in the last 5 years): If not ABMS board certified, explain equivalent qualifications: Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 10
  • 4. Non Physician Faculty Roster List alphabetically the non-physician faculty who provide required instruction or supervision of residents in the program. Based Years as Primarily at Faculty in Name (Position) Degree Site # Specialty / Field Role In Program Specialty 5. Program Resources a) How will the program ensure that faculty (physician and nonphysician) have sufficient time to supervise and teach residents? Please mention time spent in activities such as conferences, rounds, journal clubs, etc. if relevant. b) Briefly describe the educational and clinical resources available for resident education. [The answer must include how specialty specific reference materials are accessible. It should also include resources provided by the program and the institution.] Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 11
  • D. RESIDENT APPOINTMENTS Total Number of Requested Positions 1. Describe how residents will be informed about their assignments and duties during residency. [The answer must confirm that there are goals and objectives for each assignment and for each year, and that these will be readily available (hard copy, electronically, listserv, etc.) to all residents.] 2. Will there be other learners (such as residents from other specialties, subspecialty fellows, nurse practitioners, PhD or MD students) in the program, sharing educational or clinical experiences with the residents? If yes, describe the impact those other learners will have on the program’s residents. 3. Describe how the program will handle complaints or concerns the residents raise. (The answer must describe the mechanism by which individual residents can address concerns in a confidential and protected manner as well as steps taken to minimize fear of intimidation or retaliation.) Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 12
  • E. EVALUATION (RESIDENTS, FACULTY, PROGRAM) 1. Will residents be evaluated on their performance following each learning experience? ............................................................................................................................( ) YES ( ) NO If no, explain 2. Will these evaluations be documented (in written or electronic format)?..............( ) YES ( ) NO If no, explain 3. Using the table below (add rows as needed): a) provide the methods of evaluation used for assessing resident competence in each of the six required ACGME competencies and, b) identify the evaluators for each method (e.g., “performance in patient care is evaluated by global forms completed by faculty and senior residents, observed histories and physicals by the ward attending and the continuity preceptor; medical knowledge is assessed through the In-Training Examination and an evidence-based journal club evaluated by the PD, etc.”) Examples of assessment methods: direct observation, videotaped/recorded assessment, global assessment, simulations/models, record/chart review, standardized patient examination, multisource assessment, project assessment, patient survey, in-house written examination, in-training examination, oral exam, objective structured clinical examination, structured case discussions, anatomic or animal models, role-play or simulations, formal oral exam, practice/billing audit, review of case or procedure log, review of patient outcomes, review of drug prescribing, resident experience narrative and any other applicable assessment method Examples of types of evaluators: self, program director, nurse, faculty supervisor, medical student, faculty member, allied health professional, resident supervisor, patient, other residents, technicians, clerical staff, evaluation committee, consultants Competency Assessment Method(s) Evaluator(s) Patient Care Medical Knowledge Practice-based learning & Improvement Interpersonal & Communication Skills Professionalism Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 13
  • Competency Assessment Method(s) Evaluator(s) Systems-based Practice 4. Describe how evaluators will be educated to use the assessment methods listed above so that residents are evaluated fairly and consistently. Limit your response to 400 words. 5. Describe how residents will be informed of the performance criteria on which they will be evaluated. Limit your response to 400 words. 6. Describe the system that ensures that faculty will complete written evaluations of residents in a timely manner following each rotation or educational experience. Limit your response to 400 words. 7. Describe the process that will be used to complete and document written semiannual resident evaluations, including the mechanism for reviewing results of the evaluation (e.g., who meets with the residents and how the results are documented in resident files). Limit your response to 400 words. 8. Describe the system that residents will use to provide annual confidential written evaluations of the teaching faculty. [The answer must include evaluations at least once per year, the steps taken to maintain confidentiality, and the process by which evaluations are sought.] Limit your response to 400 words. 9. Describe the system that the program (or department, if applicable) will use to provide evaluation and feedback to the teaching faculty. Limit your response to 400 words. 10. Describe the approach that will be used for program evaluation, including how the program will ensure that residents provide confidential written evaluation of the program at least annually. Limit your response to 400 words. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 14
  • F. RESIDENT DUTY HOURS 1. Excluding call from home, what is the projected average number of hours on duty per week per resident? 2. What is the projected average number of days per week of in-house call (excluding home call and night float) which residents will be assigned? 3. How will the faculty provide appropriate supervision of residents in patient care activities? 4. How will the program ensure that residents comply with the ACGME duty hour standards? Please be specific as regards the duty hour weekly limit, time spent on-call, days free each week, length of duty shifts, periods of rest between duty shifts, and moonlighting policies, as applicable. 5. How will the program ensure that residents recognize the signs of fatigue and sleep deprivation? 6. How will the program ensure that resident education is not adversely affected by heavy service obligations? Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 15
  • G. RESIDENTS’ SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES Will the program offer residents the opportunity to participate in scholarly activities? If yes, briefly describe the opportunity and the expectations about residents’ participation. [The answer must include which research skills are taught in the curriculum.] Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 16
  • THE RESIDENCY REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR PEDIATRICS 515 N State, Ste 2000, Chicago, IL 60610 • (312) 755-5000 • COMMON SUBSPECIALTY PROGRAM INFORMATION FORM H. FACULTY RESEARCH 1. Complete the table below regarding the involvement of faculty in research. Add rows as necessary. # of current # of current research projects # presentations IRB Total # of with peer review at national # publications approved current funded funding (subset of scientific in peer review research research total # in previous meetings in the journals in the projects projects column) last 5 years last 5 years Program Director: Key Faculty: Mentors Who Are Not Key Faculty: 2. List active research projects in the subspecialty. Put an “X for funding awarded Years of Faculty investigator and by peer review funding role in grant (i.e. PI, Co-PI, Project title Funding source process (dates) Co-investigator) Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 17
  • 3. To enable the Committee to assess the scholarly environment of the program, provide a list of scholarly publications and presentations at regional, national and international meetings by faculty and fellows within the program for the last five years only. Do not duplicate citations. Underline the names of subspecialty fellows. List journal articles and presentations (abstracts, workshops, invited talks) separately under those headings. I. RESEARCH RESOURCES 1. Does the program provide research laboratory space and equipment? (if appropriate) ..............................................................................................................................( ) YES ( ) NO 2. Does the program provide financial support for research?....................................( ) YES ( ) NO 3. Does the program provide computer and statistical consultation services?...........( ) YES ( ) NO Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 18
  • J. PROGRAM CURRICULUM 1. Block Diagram The purpose of a block diagram is to give the Residency Review Committee an overview of what takes place during each year of training. EXPERIENCES OF ROTATIONS • In each one month or 4 week block indicate the following: (1) the learning activity (i.e., Trauma) or vacation, (2) percentage of clinical (C) and research (R) time (i.e., 50% C; 50% R) (3) the site in which the activity occurs (i.e., HOSP1, HOSP 2 or OTHER – clinical site or office) as designated in Section 2 of this form. • Provide a key/legend for the abbreviations used (i.e., ED = Emergency Department), DUTY HOURS • In the row requesting duty hours, report (1) the usual number of hours/week worked and (2) the longest consecutive hours during that week. • Indicate whether call is call from home (H) or in-house call (IH). • Asterisk the rotations that are call free. Example Month/4wk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 ED ED Trauma ELEC ELEC ELEC Research ED Anes Research Research Experience or 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 100% 20% (C) 100% (C) 100% (C) 100% (R) 100% (R) VAC N/A rotations (C) (C) (C) (C) (C) (C) 80% (R) HOSP1 HOSP1 HOSP2 HOSP1 HOSP1 HOSP1 HOSP2 HOSP1 HOSP1 HOSP2 HOSP1 70/20 70/10 70/10 80/24 85/30 70/30 70/30 80/30 Duty Hours 60/20 * 60 * 60 * IH IH IH IH IH IH IH H Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 19
  • FIRST YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM Month/4wk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Experience or rotations Duty Hours SECOND YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM Month/4wk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Experience or rotations Duty Hours THIRD YEAR BLOCK DIAGRAM Month/4wk 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Experience or rotations Duty Hours Total number of clinical months _____________ Total number of research months ____________ If there are any exceptions to the fellowship program as outlined above for any of the current fellows, describe these exceptions below (Insert text in box.): Limit response to 50 words Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 20
  • 2. Goals and Objectives A complete set of goals and objectives must be available for the site visitor. Choose as a sample the goals and objectives for one clinical rotation and attach it to the PIF as Appendix A (do not append all of the goals and objectives). For new applications, submit the complete set of goals and objectives. Place an ‘X” in the box before the applicable response. Are there goals and objectives for all training ( ) YES ( ) NO experiences? Are they rotation and level specific? ( ) YES ( ) NO How are they distributed? ( ) Hard Copy ( ) Electronic or web-based If not web-based, when are they distributed to ( ) Prior to Each Rotation ( ) Annually fellows? ( ) Once in Handbook ( ) Other ( ) Prior to Each Rotation If not web-based, when are they distributed to ( ) Annually faculty? ( ) Other If web-based, do you send out reminders to access ( ) YES ( ) NO them? If yes, when do you send them? 3. Collaboration between Programs Are there meetings among the core Program ( ) YES ( ) NO Director and subspecialty Program Directors? If yes, have minutes available for site visitor confirmation How often do these meetings occur? Who is typically involved in these meetings? ( ) Core program director (check all that apply) ( ) Subspecialty program director for this specialty ( ) Program directors from other subspecialties Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 21
  • 4. General Subspecialty Curriculum Participants Where Taught in Number of (place and X in the appropriate column) Curriculum? Structured Fellows in All Residents & (Name should Teaching Hours this Subspecialty Subspecialty match name in Dedicated to Topic Discipline Fellows Fellows Topic conference list) Area? Attend Attend Attend e.g., Biostatistics Research Course 14 X Basic science as related to the application in clinical subspecialty practice Clinical subspecialty content For the topics below, if the topic is not appropriate for your discipline (i.e., lab research for fellows in developmental and behavioral pediatrics), enter N/A into column 1. Biostatistics Lab research methodology (if appropriate) Clinical research methodology Study design Grant preparation Preparation of protocols for institutional review board Principles of evidence- based medicine/ Critical literature review Quality Improvement Teaching skills Professionalism/Ethics Cultural Diversity Systems-based practice (economics of healthcare, practice management, clinical outcomes, etc.) Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 22
  • 5. Conferences Have Conference Schedule Available For Review By Site Visitor. Do Not Append Conference Schedule. a) List regular subspecialty and interdepartmental conferences, rounds, etc., that are a part of the subspecialty training program. Identify the "SITE" by using the corresponding number as appears on the first and second pages of this form. Indicate the frequency, e.g., weekly, monthly, etc., and whether conference attendance is required (R) or optional (0). List the role of the fellow in this activity. (e.g., conducts conference, presents case and participates in discussion, case presentation only, participation limited to Q&A component, etc.) Conference Site # Frequency R/O Role of the Fellow b) Describe the mechanism that is used to assure fellow attendance at required conferences. State the degree to which faculty attendance is expected, and how this is monitored. Limit response to 50 words 6. Scholarship Oversight Committee a) Is there a scholarship oversight committee for every fellow?........................( ) YES ( ) NO If yes, have names of committee members for each fellow available for site visitor confirmation. b) How often does the committee meet with the fellow?...............................# ( ) times per year c) Are there written guidelines outlining the responsibility of the oversight committee? If yes, have the guidelines available for site visitor confirmation...................( ) YES ( ) NO 7. Fellow Research Activities a) Describe how the program ensures a meaningful supervised research experience for the fellows, beginning in their first year and extending throughout their training. b) If faculty outside the division are actively involved in mentoring the fellows, list and provide details. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 23
  • THE RESIDENCY REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR PEDIATRICS 515 N State, Ste 2000, Chicago, IL 60610 • (312) 755-5000 • PROGRAM INFORMATION FORM - PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY STAFF, FACILITIES AND SERVICES A. Other Professional Staff List only the numbers of those who work in the Pediatric Nephrology training program: Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Staff trained in Psycho-Social support Staff trained in Social Service Staff trained in Pediatric Dietary Service/Nutritionist Nurse Specialists and/or Physician Extenders (e.g., pediatric nurse practitioners and/or physician's assistants trained in this specialty’s pediatric techniques) Other (specify) B. Facilities 1. Indicate the availability of the following: Facility/Service Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 (Yes/No) (Yes/No) (Yes/No) Space in an ambulatory setting for optimal evaluation and care of patients An inpatient area with full pediatric and related services (including surgery and psychiatry) staffed by pediatric residents and faculty Pediatric intensive care unit Neonatal intensive care unit 2. If NO is indicated for any facilities and/or services across all sites, provide an explanation below. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 24
  • C. Services and Laboratories 1. Indicate the availability of the following: Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Services (Yes/No) (Yes/No) (Yes/No) Pathology Service: Is there an accredited pathology residency training program? Are pediatric pathologists available to the program? Are there pathologists with special interests and training in renal pathology? Do the fellows have an opportunity to perform and participate in related autopsies? Does the pathology service meet the education and service needs of the pediatric nephrology training program? Diagnostic Laboratories: Electron microscopy Immunology Immunopathology Coagulation Histocompatibility 2. If NO is indicated for any facilities and/or services across all sites above, provide an explanation below. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 25
  • D. Support Services 1. Place a check mark in the appropriate spaces if these particular services are available at each of the participating institutions in the program. This list is for screening purposes only. It does not include all tests or services though desirable for training, nor must all of the services listed be available for a program to be accredited. Available Available 24 Hours/Day Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 1. Drug levels 2. Microchemistries 3. Micro pH and blood gases 4. Electrocardiography 5. Diagnostic bacteriology 6. Diagnostic virology 7. Hemoglobin electrophoresis 8. Immunoglobulins 9. Amino acid screening (urinary and blood) 10. Ultrasonography 11. CT 12. Nuclear medicine capabilities 13.Electroencephalography 14. Blood ammonia determinations 2. Describe the clinical laboratory facilities available to fellows in support of patient care. How convenient are they to patient care areas? To what extent are they used by fellows? Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 26
  • I. PATIENT CARE A. Patient Data Provide the following information for the most recent 12-month period. Note the same timeframe should be used throughout the forms. Inclusive Dates: From (mm/dd/yy): To (mm/dd/yy): Inpatient Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 1. Total number of admissions for whom the pediatric nephrology service assumed major clinical responsibility a) Average daily census of patients on the pediatric nephrology service b) Number of new patients admitted each year(“new” refers to those who are being seen by members of the nephrology service for the first time) c) Average length of stay of patients on the pediatric nephrology service 2. Number of consultations by pediatric nephrology on other inpatients a) Are consultations provided to the NICU? Yes or No If yes, how many? b) Are consultations provided to the PICU? Yes or No If yes, how many? Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 27
  • B1.Ambulatory Pediatric Nephrology Experience for All Years Of Training Number of Number of Average Number of New Return Number Duration of Sessions Patients Per Patients Per Teaching Faculty Name of Experience Experience Per Week Fellow Per Fellow Per Attendings Supervision Site/Other Setting Identifier (in wks/yr) Per Fellow Session Session Per Session Yes/No 1. If the experience is in a private office, provide full details, including name and credentials of supervisor, numbers and types of patients, degree of fellow responsibility for their care, frequency of attendance at office, how director monitors the experience and fellow performance. 2. Explain how fellows have the opportunity to provide outpatient care for patients whom they treated on the inpatient service. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 28
  • C. List of Diagnoses List 150 consecutive inpatient admissions (A) and consultations (C)* by the Pediatric Nephrology service. Identify the time period during which these admissions/consultations occurred. The date range should occur within the same 12-month period used in I.A.. Submit a separate list for each site that provides required rotations. Use additional pages as necessary. Site Name: Inclusive Dates: From (mm/dd/yy): To (mm/dd/yy): Patient ID Number of A or days in C* Number Age Site Nephrology Diagnosis Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 29
  • D. 12-Month Summary - Inpatient Services Summarize how many pediatric patients with the following nephrology problems were admitted to or consulted on by the Nephrology service at the primary site. This should cover the same 12-month period used on the previous pages. Extract the information from the list of diagnoses on I.A. of this form. FOR NEW APPLICATIONS FILL IN ONLY THE FIRST TWO COLUMNS. Site Name: Inclusive Dates: From (mm/dd/yy): To (mm/dd/yy): Inpatients Number of patients Number seen by fellows Number on Number Number on Nephrology seen in Nephrology Number of Renal Disorders service consultation service consultations 1. Congenital Anomalies of the Genitourinary Tract 2. Hypertension 3. Renal Disorders in Systemic Disease 4. Renal Infections 5. Acute Renal Failure 6. Chronic Renal Failure 7. Renal Transplantation 8. Neoplasms of Kidney 9. Fluid and Electrolyte and acid base Disorders 10. Acute and Chronic Glomerular Diseases 11. Renal Tubular Disorders 12. Nephrolithiasis 13. Acute & Chronic Interstitial Nephritis 14. Perinatal and neonatal conditions including genetic disorders 15. New end-stage renal disease 16. Voiding dysfunction and urologic disorders 17. Renal dysplasia and cystic disease of the kidney 18. Inherited renal disorders 19. Other Chronic Renal Disorders (please specify) Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 30
  • E. 24-Month Summary: Patient Procedures Provide patient data for the most recent 24-month period for which records can be obtained. Site Name: Inclusive Dates: From (mm/dd/yy): To (mm/dd/yy): Indicate the number available of the following at each of the sites participating in the program. Site 1 Site 2 Site 3 Dialysis: 1. Total number of new and chronic dialysis patients cared for by the pediatric service in the past 2 years: a) Hemodialysis b) Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis c) Continuous cyclic peritoneal dialysis d) Intermittent peritoneal dialysis 2. Total number of acute dialysis treatments performed in the past 2 years: a) Acute renal failure b) Poisoning Total number of patients that fellows are exposed to that utilize home dialysis treatment modalities: Renal Transplantation: 3. Total number of patients referred for transplantation in the past 2 years: a) Living related donor b) Cadaver Other Procedures: 4. Continuous arteriovenous or venovenous hemofiltration 5. Hemoperfusion procedures for poisonings 6. Renal Biopsy Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 31
  • II. MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE A. Transplantation and Dialysis 1. Describe how the fellows gain experience in: 1) evaluation and selection of transplant candidates; 2) preoperative evaluation of preparation of transplant recipients; 3) recognition and medical management of surgical and non-surgical complications of transplantation; 4) exposure to dialysis therapy, including extracorporal therapies that include a) evaluation and selection of patients for continuous renal replacement therapies; b) long-term follow-up with patients undergoing chronic dialysis; c) understanding of the principles and practices of both hemodialysis and peritoneal access; d) understanding of the special nutritional requirements of hemodialysis of patients. 2. Describe how the fellows gain technical experience in: 1) urinalysis; 2) percutaneous biopsy of both native and transplanted kidneys; 3) peritoneal dialysis; 4) acute and chronic dialysis hemofiltration; 4) renal ultrasound. B. Inpatient experiences 1. Describe the responsibilities that the fellows have for inpatients requiring acute and chronic care when assigned to inpatient services. 2. Describe how and by whom the fellows are supervised. 3. State how many hours per week they participate in rounds with faculty. Describe this experience. C. Outpatient experiences 1. Describe the degree of responsibility the fellows have for required outpatient care. 2. Describe the continuity of care experience they receive during their period of assignment to the outpatient clinic. To what extent do they have the opportunity to provide outpatient care for patients whom they treated on the inpatient service? 3. Describe how longitudinal experience provided in therapy of acute renal failure and end stage renal disease, including hemodialysis, continuous arteriovenous hemofiltration, peritoneal dialysis and transplantation. If hemodialysis continuous hemofiltration or peritoneal dialysis experiences are not available or do not provide adequate experiences in these areas as the primary site (Site one), Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 32
  • explain how the fellows receive adequate experiences at site two or three. Who supervises them at site two or three? 4. Describe how and by whom the fellows are supervised in the outpatient setting. 5. Describe any additional outpatient facilities where fellows gain ambulatory experience, e.g. emergency department and other clinics. Include the nature of the experience, location, supervision and the educational rationale for each. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 33
  • Please describe the planned program learning activities which will provide experience in the general competencies for residents. Examples of learning activities include: didactic lecture, assigned reading, seminar, self-directed learning module, conference, small group discussion, workshop, online module, journal club, project, case discussion, one-on-one mentoring. III. PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT (PR IV.A.5.c)) 1. Describe one learning activity in which residents will engage to identify strengths, deficiencies, and limits in their knowledge and expertise (self-reflection and self-assessment); set learning and improvement goals; identify and perform appropriate learning activities to achieve self-identified goals (life-long learning). Limit your response to 400 words. 2. Describe one learning activity in which residents will engage to develop the skills needed to use information technology to locate, appraise, and assimilate evidence from scientific studies and apply it to their patients’ health problems. The description should include: a) locating information b) using information technology c) appraising information d) assimilating evidence information (from scientific studies) e) applying information to patient care Limit your response to 400 words. 3. Describe one planned quality improvement activity or project in which at least one resident will participate that will require the resident to demonstrate an ability to analyze, improve and change practice or patient care. Describe planning, implementation, evaluation and provisions of faculty support and supervision that will guide this process. Limit your response to 400 words. 4. Describe how residents will: a) develop teaching skills necessary to educate patients, families, students, and other residents; b) teach patients, families, and others; and, c) receive and incorporate formative evaluation feedback into daily practice. (If a specific tool is used to evaluate these skills have it available for review by the site visitor.) Limit your response to 400 words. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 34
  • 5. Describe the process for mentoring the fellows. Address the following items for each type of mentor if more than one is assigned to each fellow (i.e., if there is a separate research mentor). Describe (1) how mentors are selected, (2) how often the mentor meets with the mentee and (3) the guidelines that are provided for topics to be addressed during meetings between mentors and mentees. Limit response to 150 words (1) (2) (3) 6. Outline the faculty development activities that are provided for acquainting the faculty with mentoring skills. Limit response to 50 words 7. Learning Plans Is each fellow required to have an individualized learning plan? (If yes, please have learning plans ( ) YES ( ) NO available for site visitor verification.) ( ) No guidance, resident driven Who provides guidance to the fellow in ( ) Fellow’s mentor completing this plan (check all that apply)? ( ) Program Director ( ) Other (describe) ( ) Annually How often are these plans developed or updated? ( ) Semi- Annually ( ) Other (describe) 8. List the clinical quality improvement activities in which fellows actively participate and identify who guides them in this process. Limit response to 150 words 9. Using the bulleted list below (add bullets as needed) identify specific ways in which the program fosters reflection, self-assessment, and practice improvement for fellows. Limit response to 150 words • • Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 35
  • IV. INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS (PR IV.A.5.d)) 1. Describe one learning activity in which residents will develop competence in communicating effectively with patients and families across a broad range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, and with other physicians, other health professionals, and health related agencies. Limit your response to 400 words. 2. Describe one learning activity in which residents will develop their skills and habits to work effectively as a member or leader of a health care team or other professional group. In the example, identify the members of the team, responsibilities of the team members, and how team members communicate to accomplish responsibilities. Limit your response to 400 words. 3. Explain (a) how the completion of comprehensive, timely and legible medical records will be monitored and evaluated, and (b) the mechanism that will be used for providing residents feedback on their ability to maintain medical records. Limit your response to 400 words. 4. How do fellows learn to achieve competence in conducting a family meeting to deliver critical/complex information about patient diagnosis, prognosis and /or treatment. Answer by using a specific example to illustrate. Limit response to 150 words 5. Describe (1) how the fellow’s written communication (including but not limited to progress notes, consults, and letters to referring physicians) is reviewed and (2) how feedback is given regarding its quality. Limit response to 150 words (1) (2) 6. Using the bulleted list below (add bullets as needed) identify the specific methods the program uses to ensure that fellows achieve competence in effective communication (verbal & written) in a consultative role with other physicians, health care workers and outside agencies. Limit response to 150 words • • Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 36
  • V. PROFESSIONALISM (PR IV.A.5.e)) 1. Describe one learning activity, other than lecture, by which residents will develop a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence to ethical principles. Limit your response to 400 words. 2. How will the program promote professional behavior by the residents and faculty? Limit your response to 400 words. 3. How will lapses in these behaviors be addressed? Limit your response to 400 words. 4. Explain how the following contribute to the evaluation of professionalism: (1) patients/families, and (2) members of the health care team. Attach as Appendix B the assessment tool that patients/families and members of the health care team use to evaluate professionalism (if different tools are used attach a copy of each). Limit response to 150 words (1) (2) 5. Using the bulleted list below (add bullets as needed) identify specific methods the program uses to teach and evaluate the elements of professional competence. Limit response to 100 words • • Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 37
  • VI. SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE (PR IV.A.5.f)) 1. Describe the learning activities through which residents will achieve competence in the elements of systems-based practice. Examples of such activities would include: work effectively in various health care delivery settings and systems, coordinate patient care within the health care system; incorporate considerations of cost-containment and risk-benefit analysis in patient care; advocate for quality patient care and optimal patient care systems; and work in interprofessional teams to enhance patient safety and care quality. Limit your response to 400 words. 2. Describe an activity that will provide experiential learning in identifying system errors. Limit your response to 400 words. a. Identify who guides/supervises fellows in this activity. Limit response to 75 words Teaching and Evaluation 1. Address how the elements of this competency are taught and how they are evaluated. System errors need not be addressed here. Limit response to 200 words 2. How does your program meet the requirement for exposure to administrative experience in the context of your subspecialty? Limit response to 200 words 3. Give an example of how fellows are expected to navigate the “system”, that is identify/access resources, make referrals, and coordinate services for patients within your subspecialty practice. Pediatric Nephrology New Application PIF 38