CardioSmart is working with Cardiology Fellowship Program Directors across the country to help educate fellows-in-training about the importance of shared decision-making.
Program directors: Download this slide presentation to explain shared decision-making and the challenge to your FITs. Also, you can print and distribute this handout with all the details of the challenge to your fellows.
The Challenge for FITs
Use a CardioSmart tool with 5 patients and submit an essay about your experience to your Program Director. If your narrative effectively shows shared decision-making in action, you could be 1 of 3 winners.
CardioSmart/Patient Voice Team will select Top 3 essays as winners.
These fellows will:
- Be featured in Cardiology magazine
- Receive free registration at ACC.23 annual meeting in New Orleans
- Have an opportunity to present at the Program Directors and Graduate Medical Educators Symposium at ACC.23
- Aug. 29: Challenge launches
- Nov. 30: Deadline for fellows to submit writeups to their Program Directors
- Nov. 30-Dec. 16: PDs review submissions
- Dec. 19: Deadline for PDs to submit one writeup to CardioSmart for final round of judging
- Dec. 20-Jan. 13: CardioSmart/Patient Voice team reviews submissions and selects three winners
- Jan. 16: Top 3 fellows notified
1. Fellows choose from three CardioSmart tools to use with five patients:
2. Fellows submit a narrative to their Program Director (750 words or less) via MS Word demonstrating that they engaged in a shared decision-making conversation using the tool with their patients. Narratives should include the following:
- Basic information including:
- Gender/age/ethnicity/condition of patients
- Geographic area of clinician and patient
- Decision aid or infographic used with patient
- Setting (virtual vs. in-office)
- Did this tool help to facilitate your decision-making conversation with your patients?
- How long did this process take/how long did you spend with each patient?
- What went well during this process?
- What challenges did you face?
- What would you improve/what would make this process easier (for clinician and patient)?
- What decision was made? If not, why not?
3. Program Directors will use a four-part grading rubric (see below) to select one fellow’s narrative to move on for final judging by the CardioSmart/Patient Voice Team:
- Demonstrates an understanding of the 5 steps of shared decision-making
- Explains how shared decision-making enriched the clinician-patient relationship
- Addresses social determinants of health and their impact on patient decision making
- Expresses how the challenge intersects with at least one of the ACGME Competencies:
- Patient care and procedural skills
- Medical knowledge
- Practice-based learning and improvement
- Interpersonal and communication skills
- Systems-based practice
4. Program Directors select the narrative from their program with the highest score and then email their pick to Arielle Fingerman at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Shared Decision-Making Challenge” in the subject line.
5. CardioSmart/Patient Voice Team will review all submissions and select the top three winners.
Let us know you’re participating by using #CardioSmart, #SharedDecisionMaking, or #CardioSmartChallenge on Twitter.