The Association of Program Directors in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism (APDEM) has a long history of supporting and representing endocrinology, diabetes, and metabolism training programs in numerous important ways. APDEM’s work going forward has the potential for tremendous positive impacts on our field. As your colleague, I am honored to help guide such efforts.
APDEM’s contributions continue to expand, and we couldn’t do this without you. For example, your feedback is critical as we formally implement endocrinology’s All In Match policy, which impacts training programs and fellows alike. Your review and guidance will guarantee that our upcoming Virtual Resource Binder will meet the needs of new Program Directors and Coordinators. APDEM is also assisting the ACGME as it seeks to develop endocrinology-specific milestones. As we continue to work with you on these and other initiatives, we remain committed to providing you and your institution with robust opportunities and services. Along with in-person meetings at both ENDO and AACE’s Annual Meeting, we are excited to provide you with more regular updates from APDEM and its sister societies, as well as APDEM Member Connect, an online platform to facilitate networking and support from our community.
Building member value is our top priority, and APDEM actively seeks opportunities to better support training programs, Program Directors, Program Coordinators, and fellows. This work can, and should, involve the entire training community, and we hope that you will join us. Together, we will continue to define and strengthen the future of endocrinology fellowship training.
Christopher McCartney, MD