Organization of Program Director Associations Representative for SIR

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Signup Deadline: 01-24-2022
Starts: 02-02-2022
Ends: 03-31-2025
Location: Online Opportunity


There is an opportunity for an APDIR or SIR member who has a strong interest in education and big picture initiatives, as well as program director or associate program experience to serve as a representative of APDIR and SIR to the Organization of Program Director Associations (OPDA). This is a 3-year term but may be extended to be multi-year based on interest.

OPDA is a multi-specialty group of educators and associations as ACGME, ABR, AAMC, AMA, ERAS, NRMP, NBME, AACOMM, ECFMG who meet 1-2 times a year for an all-day meeting to hear from the above agencies on specific topics, and in big picture, collaborative, session discussions.  The OPDA is a convened group of the Council of Medical Specialty Societies of which SIR is a member.

The purpose of OPDA focuses on three areas:

  • Education: specialty society education; physician competency and accountability; new learning models
  • Quality: standards and value assessment; innovative care delivery models; equity and disparities
  • Professional Identity: professionalism; autonomy; teamwork and workforce; leadership development, including diversity and inclusion

Volunteers Needed:

1 (1 open slot)

Experience Required:

4 - 6 Years IR




Basia Nowakowski