Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX)

Are you a pediatric hospitalist interested in expanding your teaching skills and competence in evidence-based educational strategies? Do you want to take your career to the next level and inspire your residents and students with more meaningful learning opportunities? Would you like to meet and collaborate with like-minded educators? Well, we have the program for you.

Now in its fifth year, the Advancing Pediatric Educator eXcellence (APEX) teaching program, which is co-sponsored by the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine and the Academic Pediatric Association, as well as endorsed by the Society of Hospital Medicine Pediatric Committee, will soon be recruiting for its 2019 cohort in November. In preparation for the application process, we will be hosting two informational webinars for anyone interested in applying this year.

APEX is a unique longitudinal national program, anchored by sequential Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) conferences. The program offers learning opportunities that are highly interactive and foster an ongoing exchange of ideas and best practices. Participants learn educational theory and specific skills they will apply at their home institution with direct observation of teaching by a local mentor. Under the guidance of expert faculty, they will also build a cohort of educators from institutions across the country and together develop educational workshops for national presentation. Previous cohorts have had over a dozen workshops accepted at national meetings, including PHM.

Ideal participants are pediatric hospitalists who are seeking to advance their clinical teaching skills through a process of reflection, exposure to new ideas, discussion, and practice. Though well suited to junior hospitalists, more senior hospitalists will find the program equally advantageous as they evolve their teaching skills for the next generation of learners.

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