The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) provides consultation and potential accreditation of academic general pediatrics (AGP) fellowship programs.

Why an Accreditation Program?

  1. Ensure that future faculty are equipped with the fundamental skills to succeed in academic pediatrics.
  2. Enhance the quality and consistency of academic general pediatric fellowships.
  3. Allow for individuality of programs, yet enable them to achieve core goals and objectives.
  4. Promote more recognition of AGP fellowships.
  5. Encourage more residents to select academic general pediatrics as a career choice.

Programs eligible for APA Accreditation:

  1. Dedicated to the teaching of scholarly skills to fellows in general pediatrics, including academic general pediatrics, hospital medicine, community pediatrics, health services research, health policy and related pediatric disciplines
  2. Training program of at least 2 years duration
  3. Not a purely clinical training program
  4. Not eligible for ACGME accreditation

How to apply for consultation and/or accreditation:

  1. Decide whether your program is eligible to apply.
  2. Carefully review:
  3. Download a copy of the Program Description Form.
  4. Decide whether your program can meet the accreditation requirements.
  5. Decide whether you wish to apply immediately, or would like a consultation visit to help you develop a plan to meet accreditation standards.
  6. Call the APA Office for answers to any questions (703) 556-9222.
  7. Submit your application by September 1 to assure review before the following July. Cover letter (To be submitted with completed Program Description Form)
  8. A site visit will be scheduled to discuss your program's compliance with accreditation standards.
  9. Accreditation, if approved, will begin on July 1 at the earliest.
  10. Accreditation Evaluation

Note: In some cases, provisional accreditation based on careful review of the written application may precede a site visit.

Fee Schedule:
Initial Application Fee: $3,000
Annual Registration Fee: $2,500
Consultation Visit: $3,000 + expenses

Annual Schedule of Submission and Review
July 1: Applications accepted for next accreditation cycle
September 1: Final date for submission of applications to be considered for next accreditation cycle
January 1: Beginning of annual site visit period
June 30: Accreditations take effect for the current cycle