Resident and Fellow Section


What does TPS offer their resident/fellow section members?


  • Participate in the TPS Resident/Medical Student Advocacy Day each year in February/March.
  • Build your leadership skills.
  • Join a TPS Committee. TPS residents and fellows can participate on a committee from August 1 - July 31 each year, but you can join at any point throughout the year! Click here for a list of committee descriptions and the committee online application.
  • Submit an electronic poster for the e-poster contest that generally runs from March to May.
  • Attend the Saturday resident/fellow section session dedicated to help grow your professional development.
  • Compete in the annual Jacobi Jug, a fast paced competition held in conjunction with the TPS Annual Meeting.
  • Receive special invites to TPS events, like the TPS Annual Leadership Planning Summit, or TPS Annual Meeting.
  • TPS serves as the fiscal agent for grants.
  • Get quick access to AAP resources and links.

Residents/Fellows Online Application: A resident or fellow currently enrolled in an approved Texas pediatric training or fellowship program. Dues: $20


TPS Advocacy Day (February or March)
Is a complimentary one-day event was to engage the next generation of pediatricians in the legislative process by providing the knowledge, skills, and opportunity to successfully advocate on behalf of patients and the profession of medicine. Visit the TPS Advocacy Day webpage for more details.

TPS Annual Meeting (September or October)
TPS offers a special section program specifically for residents, fellows and medical students in conjunction with the TPS Annual Meeting. During their dedicated program, attendees can experience: Pediatric Sub-Specialty Networking, updates from TPS and AAP leadership, hot pediatric topics and the popular Jacobi Jug.

TEACH TX (Must be an AAP Trainee Member to login)
All children in Texas deserve safe and nurturing communities that promote resilience, embrace equity and opportunity, and allow them to reach their maximum potential.

Mission: Support pediatric residency programs of Texas in a collective effort to:

  • Train future pediatricians to be life-long advocates through rich learning experiences and skill development
  • Develop and share progressive curricula that are culturally sensitive and community specific
  • Foster collaboration with community partners as fundamental to the work of ALL pediatricians


TPS residents and fellows can participate on a committee -  Click here for a list of committee descriptions and the committee online application.


Check out who is representing your program on the TPS Resident Executive Planning Committee. Feel free to contact your school representative with any ideas or feedback! Get to know your future colleagues at TPS events.

Current TPS Resident Planning Subcommittee members:subcommittee-mtg-group-smiley.png

Program Name
Baylor San Antonio  
Baylor Scott & White Holy Chor, DO
Baylor/TCH Christianah Ogunleye, MD
Driscoll Children’s Gilda Brown, MD
TTUHSC-Amarillo Samer Bou Karroum, MD
TTUHSC-El Paso Steve Berruecos, DO
TTUHSC-Lubbock Mark Reno, MD
UT Dell Sharwin Khot, MD
UT Health Houston Emmalee Bergez Holt, MD, RD
UT Health San Antonio  Austin Turner, MD
UT Southwestern  


Always check our website for the most current grants available.

Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program Call for Proposals
The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program is a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) that supports pediatricians to lead innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children's access to optimal health or well-being.  Have questions? Contact: CATCH staff

Calling all Residents: CATCH 2023 Call for Proposals Now Open – Due January 23, 2023
The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program is a national initiative of the AAP that supports pediatricians to lead innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being. The call for proposals for funding is now open, with applications due January 23, 2023. CATCH grants are open to AAP member pediatricians and resident trainees in US and Canadian AAP chapters. The CATCH resident grants call for proposals includes additional targeted funding opportunities. Further information can be found on the CATCH page. You can also reach out to your chapter CATCH facilitators, district resident liaisons, or AAP CATCH staff.

CPTI’s Advocacy Training Grant

Annual E-Poster Contest

The primary goal of the TPS Poster Contest is to feature and showcase research and education projects of Texas pediatric residents/fellows as well as medical students who are interested in pediatrics. There are cash prizes, travel rebates, and the First Place and Honorable Mentions Winners attend the TPS annual meeting. Check out E-Poster Contest Winners History!


  • Single or Multiple Case Presentation
  • Evidence Based Medicine/Quality Improvement*
  • Hypothesis-Driven Project*
  • Medical Education Initiative**

*Children Advocacy is encouraged under Evidence Based Medicine and Hypothesis-Driven Project.
**This category will showcase a description of an innovative idea in medical education developed or utilized by a trainee to disseminate pediatric knowledge, skills or attitudes to advance the care of children. Award prizes underwritten by Association of Pediatric Program Directors.

Primary author may submit a presentation for each category, but not multiple for the same category.


  • Contest is open to medical students and residents/fellows who are enrolled in a Texas medical school or a Texas residency/fellow program AND are current medical student or Resident/Fellow members of TPS.
  • Co-authorship from other specialties and faculty is permitted, but the primary author must be a medical student or resident/fellow member of TPS.
  • Third year residents and fourth year medical students are also eligible but must supply future contact information.


  • Pediatric Faculty Adviser must be a member of TPS.
  • Program Director, or Program Chair, or Clerkship Director - whichever applies to your level of training, needs to be aware you are submitting a poster.

Jacobi Jug Annual Competition

About the Jacobi Jug Competition:
Jacobi Jug is a fast-paced interactive competition that will review six key topics that physicians state they have a knowledge gap in and will include some discussion and education focused on these topics. TPS usually accepts 2-4 member teams that include at least one intern to participate

Past Winners of the Jacobi Jug:

2022 - University of Texas Medical Branch
2020 and 2021 Was postponed due to the ongoing concern of the COVID-19 pandemic
2019 - Driscoll Children's Hospital
2018 - Baylor College of Medicine-Houston (returning 2017 champions) tied with Baylor College of Medicine-San Antonio
2017 - Baylor College of Medicine and Driscoll Childrens Hospital tied
2016 - Driscoll Childrens Hospital
2015 - Baylor College of Medicine
2014 - University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio
2013 - Children's Medical Center/UT Southwestern
2012 - Children's Medical Center/UT Southwestern
2011 - Driscoll Children's Hospital Corpus Christi
2010 - University of Texas Health Science Center of San Antonio

TPS Membership

For $20, you can become a member, apply here. Not sure if your program pays for membership? Contact us regarding Membership. You can also download a paper membership application (PDF) and fax/scan/mail with a check.


AAP Mentorship Program


For additional information about the Resident/Fellow Section, please contact:
Crystal Healey, Director of Member Services
401 West 15th Street, Suite 682
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 370-1517