National Institute for Program Director Development
The National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) is a nationally recognized fellowship that provides a unique opportunity for its fellows to engage and learn from seasoned program directors, family medicine educators and other national leaders in family medicine. The NIPDD program provides a one-of-a-kind adult learning model to enhance a fellow’s knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to be an effective residency program director. In a 2008 survey of NIPDD I Fellows, 86% responded that the NIPDD experience has enhanced their job satisfaction. The program curriculum is designed for “Real World” learning. The faculty (Academic Council) provide advisorship, coaching, and pearls that can be applied immediately.
The NIPDD Academic Council welcomes Dr. Blake Fagan as its newest member. Dr. Fagan is the program director at the Mountain Area Health Education Center Program in Asheville, North Carolina. Dr. Sam Cullison, Seattle, Washington, was recognized as he steps down from his position on the Academic Council. Dr. Cullison has taught in NIPDD since 2008. He is moving into a position as DIO for Methodist Hospitals in Dallas, Texas.
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