AAP Mental Health Leadership Work Group Resident Curriculum Pilot Project

September 12, 2013

The American Academy of Pediatrics’ Mental Health Leadership Work Group is calling for 10 to 15 continuity clinic preceptors to pilot a new mental health residency curriculum. The curriculum has 2 short modules, one introducing an evidence-based approach to engaging patients and families in managing mental health concerns, and one focused on recognizing and managing mild to moderate anxiety. Participation requires attendance to a 1-day training workshop at the AAP headquarters in Elk Grove Village, IL, implementing the curriculum in their residency program, and providing curriculum feedback to the Academy.

Interested preceptors should complete the form at the following link by September 29, 2013:  

Project Timeline:
Monday, December 16, 2014, 8am – 3pm

Training Workshop @ AAP (travel expenses will be covered)

December 17, 2014

Plan for and start implementing curriculum

April 1, 2014

Deadline for finishing curriculum;
Residents and preceptors to complete separate surveys to provide feedback

April 14, 2014

Surveys close

Late April, 2014

Possible conference call to give verbal feedback;
End of pilot project

Participant Requirements:

  • Continuity clinic preceptor in a pediatric residency program (hospital or community-based) supervising 3 or more residents
  • Have an established teaching session (eg, pre-clinic conference) where the modules of the of the curriculum could be implemented
  • Attend the workshop on December 16, 2014 (travel expenses will be covered)
  • Have an interest in improving mental health training for pediatric residents


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