Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Program

Goal of the Apprenticeship Program

In an effort to enhance young members’ participation and investment in the assembly, the PI-TB Apprenticeship Program will provide early career PI-TB members who have little prior involvement in ATS with an opportunity to be directly involved in assembly activities. This will:

  • Increase early career member membership on the program and planning committees.
  • Involve assembly members who have not been previously involved in assembly business.

Description of the Apprenticeship Program

A request for applications will be sent to all early career PI-TB (primary) members. These applications will be reviewed by the Early Career Working Group and the top four applications to each committee will be forwarded to the Committee Chairs for final selection of two apprentices/year. Special attention will be paid to applicants who have not previously participated in assembly activities, as well as those applicants with non-PI-TB mentors. Apprentices will serve as observers under the mentorship of a full member to better understand the operations of the committee. After observing for one year, the apprentice will then serve as a full voting member for an additional year before rotating off the committee.

Description of Program Committee

The Program Committee organizes the PI-TB content for the International Conference.

Program Committee Apprentices will help design International Conference content and learn to evaluate abstract and conference session submissions.

Description of Planning Committee

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

Planning Committee Apprentices will learn to evaluate 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 PI-TB Assembly's web content and online presence. 

Web Committee apprentices' 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 Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Early-career faculty members (Instructor or Assistant Professor level preferred over Fellows or Associate Professors)
  • Demonstration of a strong career interest in academic medicine (as evidenced by publications, grants, or scholarly contributions to medical or scientific education)
  • Interest in and commitment to ATS and PI-TB (as evidenced by conference attendance, abstract submissions, and/or committee/workgroup participation)
  • Contributes to assembly diversity, equity, and inclusion (ex: under-represented minority in medicine or international applicant)
  • Enhances opportunities for access to PI-TB leadership (ex: lacks existing mentorship ties within the PI-TB Assembly) 

    The deadline to apply is Mon, Jan 22