Apprenticeship Program

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Apprenticeship Program


Overarching Goals of the Apprenticeship Program

The Clinical Problem (CP) Assembly’s Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide early career Clinical Problems Assembly members with an opportunity to be directly involved in guiding the future of ATS. For the purposes of this application, we define “early career” as senior fellows or early career faculty (i.e. less than 3 years from fellowship), though other applications will be considered. Apprentices may serve with either the Program or Planning Committee (descriptions below). Under the mentorship of a committee member, Apprentices will get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the operations of the CP Assembly while developing skills for evaluation of committee applications and development of committee projects. This provides important networking opportunities with current Committee members.

Description of Program Committee

The Program Committee organizes the CP content for the International Conference.

Program Committee Apprentices participate in the process of designing the International Conference content, learning how conference sessions for ATS are programmed, and evaluating abstract submissions for poster or oral presentation.

Description of Planning Committee

The Planning Committee is charged with shaping the long-term strategy of the assembly, generally through soliciting and sponsoring projects including clinical practice guidelines, position papers, and workshops benefitting the Assembly.

Planning Committee Apprentices will learn to provide evaluations and reviews of Committee project applications. Apprentices may have the opportunity to assist with the development of accepted project proposals.