2020 Call for Applications


In order to create a thriving academic pediatric community, the APA encourages those early in their career to explore opportunities in mentorship, research, and quality improvement.

For Residents


Mentorship & Networking

  • The APA RAPID Mentoring and Career Development Conference invites residents, fellows, and junior faculty to experience a panel discussion by leading senior researchers in general pediatrics, a speed mentoring session for one-on-one mentoring, networking opportunities with leaders in the fields of health disparities, health services research, obesity, nutrition, sickle cell disease, and immigrant health, and resources for creating a career development plan towards academic success.
  • The New Century Scholars Program, supported by the APA, APS and ABP, is a mentorship program aimed at increasing the diversity of the academic pediatric workforce. The program selects under-represented minority (URM) second year pediatric residents and third year residents in a combined residency program who have interest in pursuing careers in academic pediatrics (with specific interests in the areas of health disparities, social determinants, cultural competency, and minority child health & development) to become NCScholars ©.


For Fellows, Faculty, & Other Early Career Child Health Professionals



Mentorship & Networking

  • The APA RAPID Mentoring and Career Development Conference invites residents, fellows, and junior faculty to experience a panel discussion by leading senior researchers in general pediatrics, a speed mentoring session for one-on-one mentoring, networking opportunities with leaders in the fields of health disparities, health services research, obesity, nutrition, sickle cell disease, and immigrant health, and resources for creating a career development plan towards academic success.

 

Quality Improvement Science

  • The APA Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars Program assists pediatric fellows, junior faculty, and mid-career faculty in developing themselves as productive, advancing and fulfilled faculty members in the area of quality and safety improvement science. This three-year curriculum includes PAS programming, didactic webinars, completion of a mentored improvement project resulting in a presentation and/or publication and culminates in a Certificate of Excellence in Quality and Safety Improvement Science.

 

Research

  • The APA Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) targets junior faculty and senior fellows who are members of an underrepresented minority group (URM) or disabled. Preference is given to proposals within NIDDK mission areas (pediatric obesity, nutrition, and/or sickle cell disease), but applications from all general pediatric domains are welcomed. RAPID includes a research project, in addition to career and leadership development activities and intensive mentoring. RAPID is funded by an 11-year award (2R25DK096944) from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and provides up to $15,000 per selected research project.
  • The APA Research Scholars Program assists pediatric clinician-educators and clinician-researchers in developing themselves as fulfilled faculty members engaged in important and exciting research that increases the quality and breadth of child health research. This three-year curriculum includes PAS programming, didactic webinars, and completion of a mentored project resulting in a presentation and/or publication and culminates in a Certificate of Excellence in Research.
  • The APA Young Investigator Awards Program provides funding to fellows, junior faculty, and other early career investigators for one-year research projects focused on child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. Each year, at least one award will be given to investigators who identify as an underrepresented minority (URM). Awards may be up to $15,000.

 


 

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