Dear Colleagues and Friends,
We are living, training and practicing in unprecedented times. 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. As we all rise to meet the profound challenge; APDEM stands in solidarity with our Program directors and trainees.
In response to a recent APDEM survey, you voiced your concerns and needs. We have prepared a response to your concerns as well as reached out to our sister societies and compiled a list of available online education options for programs.
When the COVID-19 pandemic is squarely in our rear view mirror, we will hold a virtual APDEM annual meeting. We hope to present, amongst other new and exciting developments: a) an updated APDEM curriculum: b) a preview of the new milestones (milestones 2.0): c) a summary and response to the All in Match survey, as well as an overview of APDEMS’ surveillance of the process.
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 2021 Annual Meetings, we are excited to provide you with more regular updates from APDEM and its sister societies. APDEM actively seeks every opportunity to better support training programs, Program Directors, Program Coordinators, and fellows.
For the time being however, let us focus on advocating for our trainees and standing together to meet the COVID-19 pandemic challenge; after all, providing medical care to those in need is at the core of all that we do.
Andrew G. Gianoukakis, MD