Academic Fellows SIG

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SIG Description

Academic Fellows SIG was formed with the intent of creating a community of physicians who plan to remain in academics-both general pediatrics and all specialties. Having a forum of fellows with similar career goals will enable focus to be placed on areas of interest that are applicable to a career in academics. Young faculty less than 3 years out of fellowship would be encouraged to participate in an advisory capacity.

SIG Mission/Goals:

The goals of the Academic Fellows SIG will include fostering networking opportunities, research collaboration, mentorship ability, skills to function as independent researchers, advocacy and leadership training, career development and camaraderie among academically oriented fellows in pediatrics. These goals will be attained through Academic Fellows SIG meetings at PAS and potentially Regional meetings along with the development of an online community. Through this online community, resources common to the needs of all academic fellows can be compiled with the potential for webinars and additional learning activities. As core to the mission of the APA, the SIG would strive to encourage leadership in education, research, patient care and advocacy as fellows develop into young faculty and beyond.

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As the SIG's focus is promoting and supporting a career in academic pediatrics, fellows from all specialties are welcome to join. This includes but is not limited to: Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Child Protection, Behavior/Development, Endocrine, Gastroenterology, Neurology, Pulmonology, Sports Medicine, General Academics, Rheumatology, Emergency Medicine, Adolescent, Critical Care, Neonatology, Nephrology, Infectious Disease, Hematology/Oncology, Hospitalists, and Environmental Health. Developing the leadership of the SIG is ongoing; please contact Sara Slovin or Tracey Wilkinson if you are interested in a leadership role.

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Academic Fellows SIG Annual Update:

  • We completed a survey to find out what Academic Fellows would like from their SIG. As a result, we are working on a mentoring program for fellows and we have started a google group listserv that fellows can use to discuss research topics and project ideas or general questions about academics of searching for a faculty position. If you would like to be part of the google group, email
  • At PAS 2018, we will hold a Telehealth 101 workshop. At this workshop, we will have speakers from around the country talk about getting involved in Telehealth and how to set up research projects in Telehealth. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to present their research projects or research ideas in technology.
  • At PAS 2018, the Academic Fellows luncheon will consist of a mentored abstract review with senior faculty.
  • Lastly, we are looking for a new Academic Fellows SIG co-chair. If you are interested, email

April 2017 Newsletter Article

Save The Date

SAVE THE DATE: 2nd Annual APA Pediatric Academic Generalist & Hospital Medicine Fellows' Conference

Thursday, May 4, 2017 in San Francisco, California from 1:30-7:00 pm

We are seeking fellows, particularly those from APA-accredited Academic General Pediatric (AGP) and Pediatric Hospital Medicine fellowships to attend a half day national fellows' conference on Thursday, May 4, 2017 in San Francisco, CA (immediately before the PAS meeting). This conference is designed for all pediatric fellows interested in enhancing their academic career skills and building strong collaborative networks with other academic fellows and faculty. There is no registration fee for this conference as it is hosted by the APA's Education Committee through the Academic General Pediatrics Accreditation Committee (AGPAC)

AGP fellows will have the opportunity to:

  • Obtain feedback from AGP leaders on their advocacy, quality improvement, education, or research projects?
  • Find like-minding individuals for networking and collaboration?
  • Identify and practice strategies to be a more effective academician

All trainees who are fellows within APA accredited training programs will receive a $200 voucher at the meeting to offset the hotel costs of attending the meeting.

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Current SIG Co-Chairs:

Tamara Gayle, MD
111 Michigan Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20010
Phone: (904) 343-1392

Christine SanGiovanni, MD
135 Rutledge Ave
Charleston, SC 29425
Phone: (862) 266-1420




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