APA mentorship programs facilitate national relationships to give you access to career advice outside of your institution.

New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program

The New Century Scholars Resident Mentoring Program (NCS) is supported by the Academic Pediatric Association (APA), the American Pediatric Society (APS) and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) and is aimed at increasing the diversity of the academic general pediatric workforce.

RAPID Mentoring and Career Development Conference

The Research in Academic Pediatrics Initiative on Diversity (RAPID) annual Mentoring and Career Development Conference is held each February/March, with all expenses paid, for current RAPID Scholars and other interested young investigators, providing mentorship from the RAPID National Advisory Committee, leaders in the fields of health disparities, health services research, obesity, nutrition, sickle cell disease, immigrant health, and infectious diseases.

Speed Mentoring

An APA signature program, Speed Mentoring, features quick structured conversations between mentees and mentors followed by a group goal-setting discussion. Speed Mentoring takes place at the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) meeting, the Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) meeting, and regional meetings.