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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How Your Program Can Help Get Every Child Counted in the 2020 Census

Explore resources to share within your department and among residents that articulate the critical importance of making sure that every child is counted in the 2020 Census.


Apply to LEAD

LEAD is a nationally recognized program that provides a unique opportunity for pediatric academic leaders in medical education to engage and learn from seasoned program directors, pediatric educators, and other national leaders in pediatrics.


Find Valuable Resources

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

APPD’s Fall Annual Meeting focuses on providing educational sessions for those assuming leadership roles as a Program Director, Associate Program Director, Fellowship Director, Residency Coordinator, or Fellowship Coordinator.


LEAPES (Leadership in Empowering for Advancing Educational Specialists) is a 9-month advanced, longitudinal and hybrid, course provides outstanding training for administrators aspiring to develop the knowledge and skills needed to become leaders in medical education.  Nine applicants have been selected to join APPD LEAPES Cohort 1 (2020-2021).


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