Matthew Garber, MD, FAAP
Paul D. Hain, MD, FAAP
Brian K. Alverson, MD, FAAP
Erin R. Stucky Fisher, MD, FAAP
Daniel A. Rauch, MD, FAAP, Special Consultant/Committee on Hospital Care
Elena Aragona, MD, Liaison, Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees
S. Niccole Alexander, MPP,Manager, Division of Hospital and Surgical Services Ruth Trailer, BGS, Coordinator, Division of Hospital and Surgical Services
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2013 Conference Resident Grant Program
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Hospital Medicine (SOHM) Resident Travel Grant Program is offering $750 scholarships to 3 Residents who are interested in attending the annual Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Conference.
The primary goals of the SOHM Resident Travel Grant Program are:
To educate resident physicians on the overall field of PHM;
To present background and information on the Pediatric Hospitalist profession; and
To offer a relaxed atmosphere in which Residents are able to network with PHM leaders and potential mentors.
Each applicant for the SOHM Resident Travel Grant Program is required:
To be a member of the Section and a Resident at the time of the PHM Conference. Chief Residents, Pediatric Residents, Medicine-Pediatric Residents, and combined program Residents are all eligible.
To submit a CV and a cover letter (1 page) to Niccole Alexander (via e-mail only at) by February 15, 2013.
To demonstrate in the cover letter sustained interest and commitment to PHM at his or her training hospital or through Section activities, and to explain what he or she hopes to gain from attending the Conference.
Research, quality improvement projects, professional accolades, academic achievements, and philanthropic work are weighed heavily during the selection process, as is the quality of the application packet. It should also be noted either in the cover letter or in the CV if a poster has been submitted for consideration for presentation at that same PHM Conference.
Recipients of the SOHM Resident Travel Grant Program are asked to contribute to an article outlining their experiences at the Conference for publication in Hospital Pediatrics as well as assist with various postconference activities (ie, completing a satisfaction survey, recommending ideas for the next Conference).
Interested in applying? All applicants must submit letters of interest and CVs by e-mail only to Niccole Alexander atby February 15, 2013.
Notifications will be sent no later than April 15, 2013.
2013 Legislative Conference Grant Program
AAP SOHM Legislative Conference Grant Program: add to your skills while adding your voice!
Represent the Section at the AAP’s annual Legislative Conference being held in Washington, DC, April 28–30, 2013. SOHM covers registration, as well as airfare, hotel, meals, and ground transportation. More than 2100 pediatricians, pediatric subspecialists, and other interested individuals throughout the nation have participated in this program. The Conference has served to instill knowledge of the state and federal legislative processes, develop advocacy skills, and introduce strategies and techniques for utilizing the media.
While attending, you will:
Visit with your Members of Congress and their staff.
Experience the legislative process through hands-on work sessions.
Begin building relationships with peers, elected officials, and the press.
If you are interested in being considered, please send a copy of your CV along with a 500-word or less essay to Niccole Alexander atby February 15, 2013. The essay should explain why you think you should be selected to represent SOHM at the Legislative Conference and what you hope to gain from the experience.
The winner is expected to write an article for posting to the SOHM Web site and/or in Hospital Pediatrics. For background on the Conference, visit http://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/federal-advocacy/Pages/LegislativeConference.aspx or the Section Web site at www.aaphospmed.org.
Please note: Only SOHM members are eligible to apply.
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