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New Century Scholars Application


Application submission deadline Friday, October 1, 2021 at 11:59 pm EDT


Though the New Century Scholars Program focuses on racial/ethnic groups that are under-represented in medicine, the program recognizes that many scholars are members of other diverse groups as well. As an organization, the APA supports diversity and inclusion in the broadest sense, including race, ethnicity, religion, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender identity, ability, and other characteristics. Because the larger pediatric academic medicine community does not reflect the diversity of US and global pediatric health professionals or the children they serve, the APA recognizes its responsibility to create a diverse community of academic pediatric health professionals. By intentionally integrating diversity and inclusion tenets within its core values, the APA will lead the growth and development of all APA members, including those individuals historically underrepresented in pediatric academic medicine. We encourage all applicants to include in their materials information about how they may contribute to the diversity of the New Century Scholars program related to your past experiences, background, and/ or skills.