The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Young Physicians (SOYP) and Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) are pleased to announce grant funds that will be made available to chapters for the specific purposes of creating mentorship programs or activities targeted toward young physicians (age 40 or younger and/or in the first 5 years of practice), fellowship trainees, residents, and/or medical students.
The AAP recognizes that pediatricians, both generalists and specialists, who are a few years out of training desire and benefit from mentorship relationships. This rings true also for fellowship trainees, residents and medical students who are in the process of planning their career paths. In an effort to encourage creative and substantive ways to expand mentorship opportunities of young members in the Academy, the SOYP and SOMSRFT has been allocated $20,000 (one grant available per chapter – maximum $1,000) to be distributed amongst the chapters for activities that link young members to mentors and foster ongoing relationships. Many of our young physicians and trainees have indicated a need for these programs at the local level, and the SOYP and SOMSRFT recognize that chapters are best suited to carry out such activities.
This means that you should be creative! Qualifying activities may be in the form of a single event, several events over the year, an activity occurring over a specified time period, or other creative set-up. Activities which have more sustainability will be given higher priority.
Below are links to the application and other helpful documents:.
The deadline for this program is March 30, 2013 with an expected allocation of grant money by April 30, 2013.
If you have any questions about this exciting program, please contact Kim Vandenbrook.
Thank you to the AAP Friends of Children Fund for their continued support of this program!