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.

Upcoming Meetings

Including the MPPDA Annual Meeting


Happy recruitment season!

The leadership of APPD, COMSEP, CoPS, AMSPDC, @FuturePedsRes, and Next Gen Pediatricians have been working collaboratively with Graduate Medical Education (GME) leaders, learners and Pediatrics Chairs to improve our residency and fellowship recruitment processes.

FUEL Program

Call for applications now open for APPD FUEL (Fostering UIM Education Leadership) Faculty Mentoring Program! The FUEL Program aims to increase diversity in pediatric medical education leadership through professional development and mentorship of underrepresented in medicine early career faculty. Participants will be exposed to the many careers in pediatric medical education, as well as the professional development opportunities and educational leaders within the APPD community. Deadline to Apply: December 20, 2022

Find Valuable Resources

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

The APPD Virtual Cafés provide an opportunity for members to come together and learn from one another. Typically, on Thursdays, we host an all-member Virtual Café with topics requested by the membership. Other days are sponsored by an Executive Committee to highlight information and discussion important to their member section.

Visit APPD Connect - A place for APPD members to collaborate with peers, share advice, solve challenges and develop new approaches within medical education. Participate in online communities, share and download resources, and connect with other leaders in the field.

Learn about how APPD can connect you with the resources and mentorship you need to ensure your program’s success. The greatest benefits of APPD are in connections, networking and personal relationships. APPD serves you in your personal growth, career development, program improvement, and service to faculty, trainees, and the patients we all care for.