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Hi. I was wondering what other programs are doing with the "left over" vacation weeks that fellows have by the end of June of this year.
We have a strong sub specialist society, they have many adult rheumatology educational resources.
Our GME here at UVM told us that we cannot tack the weeks on, i.e. there is no carry-over to next AY. I encouraged my fellows to take that time as they can. Everyone is in the same boat with no true vacation.
Thank you for sharing, Deirdre.
I pulled my pregnant fellow off service and calls
I have placed our pregnant fellow out of direct patient care.
UCSF has guidelines for faculty that we are following
we also have fellows who family members they have to care for that have had to be pulled, but generally, we have cross coverage within themselves and we haven’t had to have my fellows pulled elsewhere in the hospital
I wrote a policy at the beginning and ask them to self identify. I would not have any high risk fellows working. Currently fellows are back up, but they can be called in anytime. We also pulled our attending.
I have put our pregnant fellow and our fellows with other specific situations / circumstances out of plans for covering COVID patients even after we start pulling trainees to care for COVID patients. This was possible because we still needed to have fellows available to cover the non-COVID+ PICU patients.
We try to put PUIs on the APP/Attending service in the PICU
We increased telemedicine capabilities - all PUI rooms have a telemedicine setup
We have also been using telemedicine for inpatient consults to preserve PPE
For anxiety, we have emphasized the importance of training in PPE use to protect themselves. And we communicate regularly about how things are going to identify issues early
Can someone share the zoom link for the virtual fellow café? I don't recall receiving it. Thank you
Here is the zoom link for the APPD/CoPS fellow’s cafe for tomorrow, Thursday, 4/8 at 3PM EST. You are invited to a Zoom meeting.When: Apr 9, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Register in advance for this meeting:https://zoom.us/meeting/register/vpIpdu2hrT4sjio5zx5an-MHKMVXLj_4fQAfter registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
I'm a PHM Fellowship Director at Children's Mercy Kansas City. Regarding anxiety, we have a weekly virtual meeting via Teams. We do updates and Q&A, then devote time to wellness (e.g., Three Good Things exercise). I also created a WhatsApp group for ongoing informal communication. Thanks for organizing the Fellows' Virtual Café!
in Detroit we changed the rules on spending “book” money to allow them to purchase laptops or I pads to join Zoom meetings and telemedicine
We have gathered info on who would be appropriate to credential. University of Minnesota
Our fellows have asked if they will be paid as faculty if they work as attendings. It looks like this is not possible as role would be within fellowship but has anyone else navigated this?
University of Washington has an "extra pay for extra work" policy. Any work above and beyond the usual work would fall into this policy
Jill de Jong
our GME has banned any fellow moonlighting during the crisis.
is anyone allowing fellows to move vacation to next year?
I'd be interested in hearing more about banning fellow moonlighting-- this is being considered at our institution as well
At UW, we don't track their time but we do track their attendance at weekly didactics (that are all web-based now)
PCCM UMN has “at home time” for their scholarly activity. They are guided to check in weekly with mentors on their projects. We split fellows into hockey lines to keep a group healthy. So the “off line” is on research
I also have a concern about my first year fellows who have to pick their mentors and research projects for next year. Some who don’t know what they will be doing are not sure how to do this now
I’m having Fellows report weekly to me on their home and hospital activities including reading , board prep, research, and conference attendance
Rob Ross, Detroit and Cardiology PD. Thinking ahead a bit, what do we do to make sure Fellows are qualified to move on to the next year or graduate ?
Thank you so much. Another great session