Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Program

The ATS Assembly’s Apprenticeship Program is a mechanism to provide early career Assembly members with an opportunity to be directly involved in guiding the future of ATS. Apprentices may serve in either the Program or Planning Committee. Under the mentorship of a committee member, Apprentices will get a ‘behind the scenes’ look at the operations of their Assembly while developing skills for evaluation of committee applications and development of committee projects.

The primary goals of the RCMB Apprenticeship Program are:

  • Attract early-stage junior faculty to become involved in the RCMB Assembly activities 
  • Retain young scientists in research-focused academic pathways 
  • Increase visibility for young investigators 
  • Augment the networking capability of the apprentices and facilitate their progression through assembly ranks


  • MD (or equivalent) and Ph.D. applicants at the rank of Instructor, Assistant Professor or a similar level of junior faculty appointment are welcome to apply
  • International Applicants are welcome
  • At least two years as member of RCMB
  • Highly involved in at least two past international conferences: by presenting poster, talks, seminars, or moderating a session at ATS IC
  • Area of academic interest and need for networking clearly within RCMB
  • Committed to participate in the activities assigned, respond in a timely fashion, attend meeting in person
  • Completed application form
  • Updated CV and/or NIH Biosketch
  • Two letters of recommendation, at least one from an RCMB member. Please merge letters and CV on a single pdf when submitting your application
  • Does not require a scientific abstract
  • The awardee must be present at the ATS International Conferences during his/her term

Apprentice Activities (Program committee)

The Program Committee organizes the Assembly content for the International Conference. Apprentices will participate in the process of designing the International Conference content, reviewing abstract submissions and evaluating program Conference sessions.

Apprentice Activities (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. Apprentices will review IC abstracts and learn to provide evaluations and reviews of Committee project applications. Apprentices may have the opportunity to assist with the development of accepted project proposals.

We look forward to your participation, please contact us with questions or requests for additional information.