Association of Pediatric Program Directors Mission:

To ensure the health and well-being of all children, we serve pediatric programs by leading the advancement of medical education, the development of a diverse workforce, the cultivation of an inclusive clinical learning environment, and promotion of educational innovation and research.


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Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) program directors with residents
APPD Call for Nominations – Deadline December 7, 2020

The Association of Pediatric Program Directors’ Nominations Committee is soliciting nominations for a number of leadership positions, with each term of office to begin April 2021 (after the APPD Annual Spring Meeting). To nominate a member, to self-nominate or to learn more,



APPD 2021 Annual Spring Virtual Meeting Call for Proposals for Enhanced Learning Sessions

The APPD Program Planning Executive Committee is delighted to accept your submissions for the 2021 Annual Spring Virtual Meeting to be held March 23-26, 2021.

The Enhanced Learning Session should include creative delivery methods to virtually engage participants, including workshops, expert panel discussions, flipped classrooms, didactic presentations, or other innovative formats

Submission Deadline is December 9


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APPD has numerous resources available by position. Learn how you can get involved today.

APPD Annual Spring Meeting provides members with the opportunity to network and learn what is new in medical education curriculum.  Attendees explore innovative education approaches, enjoy networking, and discuss best practices of medical education.   In 2021 this meeting will be virtual, March 23-25, 2021.


The AIMS Program provides professional development and mentorship with the objective of exposing underrepresented in medicine pediatric residents to the APPD community, and careers in pediatric medical education, earlier in their training with the goal of increasing diversity in pediatric medical education leadership.

The Underrepresented Minorities in Pediatric GME learning community, in collaboration with the APPD Board, are proud to announce that applications are now being accepted for the second cohort of residents to participate in the AIMS Program


Learn about how APPD can connect you with the resources and mentorship you need to ensure your program’s success.