NIPDD Curriculum

Fellowship Requirements for NIPDD 
All elements of the fellowship must be completed in order to receive the Certificate of Completion. The elements include attendance at all three sessions including full attendance at the AAFP's Residency Leadership Summit and completion of required projects.

Session I
Fall Session
October 17 - 20, 2024
Omni Severin Hotel

Indianapolis, IN

Session II
Winter Session
January 16 - 19, 2025
Kimpton Alma San Diego
San Diego, CA

Session III
Spring Session in conjunction with AAFP's Residency Leadership Summit
March 24-27, 2025
Kansas City Marriott Downtown
Kansas City, MO


Additional elements of the program include the following:

Financial Project
Participants will also complete an in-depth financial project to aid in their understanding of residency program funding and finances.

Annual Report
Communicating the overall status of your program to governing bodies, hospital executives, Boards of Directors, etc. is another important skill for program directors. Using the findings from the Financial Project, along with other program outcome data for the year, participants will prepare and present an Annual Report to a mock Board of Directors consisting of your NIPDD peers.

Self-Study Project
Although no longer an ACGME requirement, this Self-Study Project is an opportunity to combine strategic planning with continuous process improvement while building off the Annual Program Evaluation.  Although it is no longer an ACGME requirement, this mock self-study affords participants the opportunity to refine project management skills that will yield a deliverable with real-life application to your program.

Each participant will be provided with comprehensive program materials, references, and key resource documents with which every program director should be familiar. A special section on the AFMRD website will provide important resources to participants.

CME Credit
CME credit will be requested for each element of the fellowship from the American Academy of Family Physicians. 
Example - For 2022-2023, the NIPDD Fellowship was reviewed and acceptable for up to 37.25 Prescribed credits by the AAFP.

Certificate of Completion
This program is designed to provide a comprehensive education in the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and attributes needed by successful residency program directors. Participants who attend and document all aspects of the training curriculum will be awarded a Certificate of Completion identifying them as having completed the National Institute for Program Director Fellowship.