Grand Rounds : Archive, 2014-2015

Dr. Robert Englander

Bob is currently the Senior Director of Competency-Based Learning and Assessment at the Association for American Medical Colleges (AAMC), a role he assumed in June of 2011. Prior to that, he was in Hartford, Connecticut where he was Senior Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine. He received his Medical degree from the Yale School of Medicine in 1987. Bob completed a residency program in Pediatrics at the Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, DC, and a fellowship in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. Following fellowship, he spent nine years at the University of Maryland School of Medicine as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Divisions of Critical Care Medicine and Education. During that time his roles included Associate Director of the Residency Training Program in Pediatrics and Director of Undergraduate Medical Studies for the Department of Pediatrics. Bob also received a Master’s in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health in 1999. In 2002, Bob relocated to Hartford, Connecticut to assume the roles of Medical Director of Inpatient Services, Director of the Division of Hospital Medicine, and Associate Director of the Pediatric Residency Training Program overseeing competency based education. From 2005-2011, he assumed the role of Senior Vice President for Quality and Patient Safety for the Children’s Hospital, while remaining actively engaged in both clinical care and undergraduate and graduate medical education. Bob has been a member of the Association of Pediatric Program Directors for well nearly two decades, and served as a member of its Board of Directors from 2002-2005. He has served as a member of the Pediatrics Milestone Work group since its inception. Bob’s primary responsibility at the AAMC is to help advance competency-based medical education through AAMC sponsored projects and programs and through publications. He is one of the Steering Committee members and the project lead for the AAMC in the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum pilot, which seeks to test the feasibility of advancement from medical school through residency based on competence rather than time. Bob also served as the AAMC’s project lead and one of the drafting panel members for the recent publication of the Core Entrustable Professional Activities for Entering Residency, and is leading the pilot project that will take place from 2014-2019.