NIPDD Curriculum

Fellowship Requirements for NIPDD I
All elements of the fellowship must be completed in order to receive the Certificate of Completion. The elements include attendance at all three sessions including full attendance at either the Workshop for Directors of Family Medicine Residencies (PDW) or the Residency Program Solutions (RPS) Workshop and completion of three required projects: an academic project, a financial project, and an annual report presentation.

Fall Session
October 20-23, 2016, in Milwaukee
Group Dynamics, Defining the Role of the Program Director; Leading Change; Resident Development; Introduction to Residency Finance; Regulatory Issues; Effective Leadership
Required reading: Leading Change by John Kotter

Winter Session
January 19-22, 2017, in Atlanta
Negotiation Skills; Conflict Resolution; Advanced Finance and Budgeting; Institutional Requirements; Educational Strategies; Milestones, Evaluations, EPAs; Performance Management;
Personal Excellence; Faculty Development; Developing Effective Policies; Planning Your Career Trajectory
Required reading: Crucial Conversations by Kerry Patterson, et al

Spring Session
March 24, 2017 (in conjunction with PDW/RPS attendance). in Kansas City
Annual Report Presentations; Financial Project Wrap-up; Journeys to Leadership; Graduation

Additional elements of the program include the following:

Academic Project
New accreditation emphasis is being placed on the development of the educational environment that promotes scholarship and inquiry for both faculty and residents. Fostering individual faculty and resident scholarly productivity is one major role that the program director must play, and this requires you to lead by example. To better prepare you for this role, the Academic Project is a mandatory part of the NIPDD curriculum, and successful completion of an acceptable project is a requirement for completion of the fellowship.

Financial Project
Participants will also complete an in-depth financial project to aid in their understanding of residency program funding and finances.

Annual Report
Communicating the overall status of your program to governing bodies, hospital executives, Boards of Directors, etc. is another important skill for program directors. Using the findings from the Financial Project, along with other program outcome data for the year, participants will prepare and present an Annual Report to a mock Board of Directors consisting of your NIPDD peers.

Resources
Each participant will be provided with comprehensive program materials, references, and key resource documents with which every program director should be familiar. A special section on the AFMRD website will provide important resources to participants.

CME Credit
CME credit will be requested for each element of the fellowship from the American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Example - For 2015-2016, the NIPDD Fellowship was reviewed and acceptable for up to 37.5 Prescribed credits by the AAFP.

Certificate of Completion
This program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and attributes needed by successful residency program directors. Participants who attend and document all aspects of the training curriculum will be awarded a Certificate of Completion identifying them as having completed the National Institute for Program Director Fellowship.