APA Educational Scholars Program
The mission of the APA Educational Scholars Program is to assist pediatric educators in developing themselves as productive, advancing and fulfilled faculty members and to increase the quality, status and visibility of pediatric educators in academia.
This program is offered to members of the Academic Pediatric Association who wish to earn a Certificate of Excellence in Educational Scholarship. The curriculum includes didactic sessions, self-directed learning activities, development of an educator portfolio, and a mentored project. Scholars are expected to complete the full curriculum, including projects, over 3-4 years.
The ESP has graduated 44 scholars, and now has 42 active in the program. Previous scholars have made the following comments about the impact of program participation on their careers:
- "The Educational Scholars Program has been incredibly valuable to me. I have participated in several faculty development activities over the last 10 years and the ESP stands out as a highlight."
"The ESP faculty and program leaders are outstanding educators. They are committed to providing a top notch educational and mentoring experience for faculty who are passionate about educational scholarship. I've made many strong professional connections with other scholars in the program which has now developed into an important peer mentoring network for all of us."
"I believe the ESP was instrumental in providing me the tools to showcase my educational work and contributed significantly to my academic promotion last year."
- APA Educational Scholars Program Description
- Scientific Writing Module
- Reviewing Module
- ESP Handbook for Scholars and Faculty