Interested in learning more about Med-Peds? Already decided on applying to Med-Peds for residency? NMPRA is excited to announce a series of virtual informational sessions open to all medical students, with sessions tailored to varied levels of interest and training!

Attendees will have the opportunity to explore Med-Peds as a career option, learn about the med-peds community and meet many individual program leaders and influencers. Many of our meetings will use a facilitated panel format for discussion.

Our first session is Wednesday, May 27, at 9:00 pm Eastern time. This session will specifically highlight questions germane to the application and interview process during COVID-19.

The Zoom meeting invitations for the first two session are below. We will make changes to the schedule, as necessary. We look forward to cultivating your interest in Med-Peds and supporting your future career.

Sincerely,
National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA)
Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA)
Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Med-Peds (AAP-SOMP)

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Session 1: Applying to Med-Peds (Focus on MS-3 and MS-4’s)
Wednesday, May 27, 9:00 pm Eastern
Zoom Meeting ID: 975 2870 3766
Jointly hosted by the Med-Peds Program Directors Association (MPPDA) and the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA) Board
⦁ Applying to Med-Peds
⦁ Can I do Med-Peds?
⦁ What about Letters of Recommendation?
⦁ We’re in this together – Preparing for the recruitment season
⦁ Frequently asked questions from students

Session 2: Introduction to Med-Peds
Wednesday, June 3, 9:00 pm Eastern
Zoom Meeting ID: 964 8879 8381
⦁ Med-Peds training – Nuts and bolts
⦁ Med-Peds as a relevant, versatile career
⦁ Med-Peds values

Session 3: Specialty Med-Peds Sessions
Saturday, June 13, Noon Eastern (Each individual session will have its own Zoom link)
⦁ Osteopathic applicants
⦁ Applicants from schools without a Med-Peds program
⦁ Caribbean applicants

Session 4: Underrepresented Minorities in Med-Peds
Wednesday, June 24, 9:00 pm Eastern
⦁ Why Med-Peds
⦁ Improving diversity, equity and inclusion in MP

Session 5: Networking Sessions with Residency Programs
Week of June 29 and July 6 – Specific dates and times will be announced
⦁ Learn about the culture, character, values, and drivers for each Med-Peds program
⦁ Each meeting will feature representatives from up to eight Med-Peds programs

Session 6: Specialty Med-Peds Sessions
Thursday, July 23, 9:00 pm Eastern
⦁ Applicants interested in primary care
⦁ Applicants interested in hospital medicine
⦁ Applicants interested in fellowship

Session 7: Specialty Med-Peds Sessions
Saturday, August 1, Noon Eastern (Each individual session will have its own Zoom link)
⦁ Applicants interested in under resourced settings
⦁ Applicants interested in global health
⦁ Applicants interested in academics and education
⦁ Applicants interested in research

Session 8: Introduction to Med-Peds
Wednesday, August 12, 9:00 pm Eastern
⦁ Med-Peds Training – Nuts and Bolts
⦁ Med-Peds as a relevant, versatile career
⦁ Med-Peds Values

Session 9: Recruitment Advice from the NMPRA Board
Wednesday, August 26, 9:00 pm Eastern
Jointly hosted by the Med-Peds Program Directors Association (MPPDA) and the National Med-Peds Residents’ Association (NMPRA) Board
⦁ Presenting Your Best Self
⦁ Do’s and Don’t for Recruitment
⦁ Preparing for Virtual Recruitment

Helpful resources for applicants

2020 NMPRA Speakers’ Kit
2020 Match Data
Medical Student Brochure
Med-Peds Guide for Osteopathic Applicants