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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APPD 2021 Fall Meeting

Virtual | September 22-24, 2021

The Fall Meeting has a focus on providing educational sessions for those assuming leadership roles as a Program Director, Associate Program Director, Fellowship Director, Residency Coordinator, or Fellowship Coordinator.

APPD 2022 Spring Meeting

May 16 - 19, 2022
Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina
San Diego, California

Pre-conference workshops will be held starting the afternoon of Monday, May 16

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

The APPD Annual Fall 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, September 22-24, 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.


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