Chair: Tim Creamer, MD
As physicians and educators, we are in an arena of lifelong learning. Part of that learning is being introspective about what we already know, and what we need to know, about ourselves. Professional Development is the monitoring of that knowledge. If we are to be high-level educators, we need to be sure we are one step ahead of our charges. We need to be sure we are taking credit for work that raises the level of our chosen area of expertise. Titles don’t define us, but they do help others recognize our experience in a concise, easy-to-access, easy-to-recognize way. Any cohesive group needs standards for itself. The Professional Development Committee, in coordination with the administrative offices of the University, sets those standards. We also assist individuals in understanding how well they are achieving or surpassing those standards. We also look to ensure that individuals get credit for their work—whether that work is with patients, administration, residents, medical students, recent graduates, or junior attendings. We are here to help you move along the road to success.