Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Program

Overarching Goals of the Apprenticeship Program

The Environmental, Occupational and Population Health (EOPH) Assembly’s Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide early career EOPH 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 on the Program, Planning or Web Committee (descriptions below). Under the mentorship of a committee member, Apprentices will get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the operations of the EOPH 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 Environmental, Occupational and Population Health 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.

Description of the Web apprentice

The Web Committee is in charge of the EOPH Assembly's web content and online presence. 

Web Committee apprentice's expectations and responsibilities include assisting Web Director with all Assembly web content.  This may include the organization of web activities like journal clubs, podcasts, and social media.

Apprenticeship Requirements

  • MD (or equivalent) and Ph.D. applicants at the rank of senior fellow, senior postdoc, Instructor, Assistant Professor or a similar level of junior faculty appointment will be considered. Within 5 years of terminal training (post-doctoral training, fellowship, etc.)
  • International applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply
  • Involved in at least two past ATS international conferences with presentations with poster, talk, seminar or moderating a session
  • Committed to participate in the activities and responsibilities assigned by standard membership in designated committee (i.e. reviewing applications for the Program Committee)
  • Strong demonstrated interest in a career in academic medicine, either research or education
  • Completed application form
  • Updated CV and or NIH Biosketch
  • The expectation is to attend the ATS international conference during the term

    The deadline to apply is Mon, Jan 22