To enable young physicians to complete their pediatric training, the American Academy of Pediatrics will grant fellowships of $500 to $1,000 each to pediatric interns and residents for the year beginning July 1, 1973. Candidates must meet the following requirements: (1) legal resident of the United States or Canada; (2) have completed, or will have cornpleted by July 1, one year of straight pediatric internship, or one year of mixed internship, providing more than 50% of this time is spent in pediatric training, and have made a definite commitment for a first year pediatric residency acceptable to the American Board of Pediatrics; (3) first year residents in a training program who have a definite commitment for a second year, both programs acceptable to the American Board of Pediatrics; (4) have real need of financial assistance; and (5) support their applications with a letter from the Chief of Service substantiating the requirements mentioned above.
The fellowships have been provided through grants to the Academy by Mead Johnson Laboratories, Gerber Products Company, and Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Although the fellowship awards are primarily intended for the support of first and second year pediatric residents, it is also recognized that some may desire a third or fourth year of residency. Up to 25% of the fellowships may be awarded to persons in this category. Consideration will be given to geographic spread of appointments so that all sections of the country will be represented, and preference will be exhibited for well qualified but smaller training centers which perhaps have fewer resources for residents in training than do some of the larger centers.
- Copyright © 1972 by the American Academy of Pediatrics