View from the APPD

As part of a partnership between the APPD and the Academic Pediatric Association (APA) all APPD member programs receive an institutional subscription to the bimonthly publication, Academic Pediatrics, a peer-reviewed publication whose purpose is to strengthen the research and educational base of academic general pediatrics. Academic Pediatrics is increasingly being recognized as a leading journal for publication of articles related to medical education. APPD members are encouraged to submit to the journal as part of the peer-review process to disseminate scholarly works.

As the official journal of the Association for Pediatric Program Directors (APPD), the journal accepts manuscript submissions for the View from APPD pages. Any topic relevant to pediatric residency education or program administration will be considered, yet preference will be given to papers with outcomes beyond merely a description of a curriculum. Innovative single institution pilot projects, as well as practical how-to papers grounded in the literature will also be considered. A key consideration should be how helpful this work will be for members of the APPD community. Past examples may be found here and full author instructions here. If you would like input before the submission, or to submit an idea for a manuscript, please contact the Associate Editor for View from the APPD, Mike Pitt, at

In addition, APPD Abstracts from the APPD Annual Spring Meetings are published in the journal each summer.