Information for Submitting Application


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

  • Applications are welcome from pediatric generalists, hospitalists and subspecialists who have a significant responsibility for education, e.g., teaching students, residents, or fellows; evaluation design or implementation; curriculum development; mentoring and faculty development. PhDs are also welcome to apply.
  • March 2018 is when the application site opens. It closes on September 10th. Arrange payment of a tuition fee of $5500, due 90 days after receiving the invoice. If payment is not received by this date, your position will be filled by an individual on the waitlist.
  • Agree to commit 10% effort during the three years of program participation; attend ESP teaching sessions; complete required assignments; and conduct an individual project, under the guidance of a mentor, 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 supporting the 10% professional time commitment from May 2019-May 2022.
  • 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 enrollment in the program, after discussion with the Scholar's mentor, assigned ESP advisor, and the ESP Director.
  • 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.
  • You must be (or become) a current member of Academic Pediatric Association.

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 (with 250-word Personal Statement)

STEP 3. Required statement and letter from your Supervisor

STEP 4. Required statement and letter from your Mentor

NOTE: Letters of reference must comment on the areas listed in the "Criteria for Letters of Reference". Please give a copy of these criteria to your supervisor and 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. Deadline for submissions is September 16, 2018 at 11:59 HST. If you have any questions regarding the application or application process, contact Laura Turner at 703-556-9222

Cost of program is the responsibility of the scholar
$100 application fee
$5500 tuition
10% professional time for 3 years
Travel to PAS meeting x 3 years




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