Apprenticeship Program

Apprenticeship Program

Overarching Goals of the Apprenticeship Program

The SRN Assembly’s Apprenticeship Program is designed to provide early-career SRN Assembly members with an opportunity to be directly involved in guiding the future of ATS. Apprentices may serve with either 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 SRN Assembly while developing skills for evaluation of committee applications and development of committee projects. Committee Apprentices may have the opportunity to ‘graduate’ into full Committee membership in the year following Apprenticeship.

Description of the Program Committee

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

Program Committee Apprentices participate in the process of designing the International Conference content, learning to evaluate abstract submissions, and program Conference sessions.

Description of the 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 SRN 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 Requirements

Applicants must:

- Either in a postdoctoral fellowship program (medical or research fellow) or in an early career stage (no more than 3 years on faculty)

- Interest in academic sleep medicine and/or scientific investigation

- For the Programming committee: Productivity in scholarly work/ at least some research experience (necessary to allow an adequate evaluation of scientific manuscripts)

- Have attended the International ATS conference at least once in the past, and can commit to attending the ATS meeting for at least 2 consecutive years

- Time commitment for monthly meetings/ ATS involvement

The deadline to apply is Mon, Jan 22