PAS Educational Scholars Program (ESP) Application Instructions


To be eligible for the Program, a candidate must meet the following criteria.

  1. Be a pediatric educator (MD or PhD) who is involved in the education of medical students, residents, fellows, or faculty in generalist, hospitalist or subspecialty pediatric educational programs.
  2. Arrange payment of a tuition fee of $5500, due on January 15, 2019. If payment is not received by this date, your position will be filled by an individual on the waitlist.
  3. Agree to commit 10% effort during the three years of program participation; attend ESP teaching sessions; complete required assignments; and conduct an individual mentored project that results in a peer-reviewed publication or presentation. The individual project should be in line with the applicant's career goals and with departmental and institutional expectations of the applicant. A statement must be signed by the applicant and his/her supervisor agreeing to the 10% time commitment.
  4. Each applicant must select a project topic and mentor prior to applying for the program. ESP faculty are available for discussion of project ideas prior to application submission, if needed. Projects may be modified post program enrollment, after discussion with the Scholar's mentor and assigned ESP advisor, and approval by the ESP Executive Committee.

    Scholars are responsible for finding their own mentors. If you are unable to do so, ESP program administrators can facilitate connection with a mentor (contact the APA Office at least one month prior to the application deadline.) A letter of agreement by the project mentor must be submitted with the application.
  5. You must be (or become) a current member of the Academic Pediatric Association to enroll in the ESP.

Application materials must be received by 11:59 PM HST on September 10, 2018. The applicant is responsible for collecting and electronically submitting the required signed statements from the supervisor and mentor, as well as the letters of reference, and other parts of the application (see below). There is a $75 fee to apply for this program.

During the online application process, you will be asked to submit the following materials electronically online:
STEP 1. Personal information and Statement of Agreement to Participate

STEP 2. Project description (1000 words + 250-word Personal Statement)

STEP 3. Required statement and letter from your Supervisor

STEP 4. Required statement and letter from your Mentor

STEP 5. A curriculum vitae that highlights your education, post-graduate training, background and experience in education, publications, research, and organizational affiliations relevant to education or educational research.

STEP 6. Submit your application. If you have any questions regarding the application or application process, contact Marina Seyon at 703-556-9222




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