Association of Pediatric Program Directors Mission

To ensure the health and well-being of all children, we lead the advancement of pediatric medical education, the development of a sustainable and diverse workforce, the cultivation of an inclusive learning environment, and promotion of educational innovation.


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.

June 3, 2024: Letter to Our Pediatrics Community About the Residency Recruitment Process

May 21, 2024: Letters to the Pediatrics Community Regarding Fellowship Recruitment

May 29, 2024: Ten Tips for Crafting a Fellowship Personal Statement 

APPD LESSON: Longitudinal Educational Software Solutions and Outcomes Network

APPD Job Board

Have an open position at your program? Or seeking a new opportunity?

The APPD job board is a listing of open positions posted by APPD members. Members may submit an available position/opportunity for free through our automated system.

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.

Find Valuable Resources

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