CME Course

Implementation of a Vertically Integrated Trainee Program (VITP): Progress and Lessons Learned

During this podcast the panelists will share an overview of the program and its development and growth; detail, from a training perspective, the needs that a program such as this fulfills; and detail why mentorship is a crucial component of medical training and how this collaboration can facilitate a meaningful transition into an independent physician.

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Target Audience

This activity is of value to physicians-in-training, physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners. The information may benefit other members of the healthcare team.

Description

Mentorship is vital in the effective progression of a physician’s educational training. This journey often begins during a physician’s undergraduate career prior to advancing on to medical school, residency, and fellowship training. These levels of training distinguish different tiers of mastery, and collaboration among these tiers is integral in order to facilitate a meaningful transition into an independent physician.

Join SMJ Editor-in-Chief Dr. Steven Baldwin as he discusses with Mr. Ryan Alexander, Ms. Simone Werter, and Dr. Donald DiPette their article, “Implementation of a vertically integrated trainee program (VITP): progress and lessons learned” that appears in the December 2020 issue of the SMJ. During this podcast the panelists will share an overview of the program and its development and growth; detail, from a training perspective, the needs that a program such as this fulfills; and detail why mentorship is a crucial component of medical training and how this collaboration can facilitate a meaningful transition into an independent physician. In addition, they will provide insight how other undergraduate colleges and universities and medical schools could benefit from establishing their own VITP or a similar program.  Upon completion, the learner should have increased knowledge of how to establish and implement a vertically integrated training program.

Course Information

CME Release Date:   January 7, 2021
Valid for credit through:   January 6, 2022
Course type:  Audio Podcast
Estimated time of completion:  45 minutes

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Internet Activity (Enduring Material) for a maximum of .75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

 AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals
For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

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Upon successful completion of the test, evaluation and attestation, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

As an organization accredited by the ACCME, Southern Medical Association requires everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. The ACCME defines "relevant financial relationships" as financial relationships in any amount, occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest.

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The following individuals, unless otherwise noted, have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Special Guests

Ryan Alexander
Ryan Alexander grew up in Rochester, Minnesota and attended Furman University from 2012-2016 where he earned a B.S. degree in Chemistry and served as the Events Chair for AED Pre-Health Honors Society. He is currently an M4 student at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine and is interviewing for internal medicine residencies.

Simone Werter
Simone Werter is from Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and will be receiving a Bachelor of Science in Public Health from the University of South Carolina in May 2021. She has been the VITP Director for Alpha Epsilon Delta for the past two years. 

Donald DiPette, MD
Dr. DiPette is the Health Sciences Distinguished Professor at the University of South Carolina/University of South Carolina School of Medicine in Columbia, South Carolina.

Steven Baldwin, MD
Dr. Steven Baldwin, who became the  Editor-in-Chief of the Southern Medical Journal in January 2020, is a faculty member in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. 

SMA Staff
Jennifer Price, MA

Course Materials

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