Resident and Fellow Section


What does TPS offer their resident/fellow section members?


  • Submit an electronic poster for the e-poster contest that generally runs from March to May. Winners attend and present at the TPS annual meeting.
  • Participate in the TPS Resident/Medical Student Advocacy Day each year in February/March.Check out the TPS Facebook page for pictures from the 2018 event.
  • 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.
  • 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 CATCH grants.
  • Get quick access to AAP resources and links.


Advocacy Day, this 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.

At the TPS Annual Meeting, 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: Specialty Speed Networking, updates from TPS and AAP leadership, and the popular Jacobi Jug.  The program provides attendees a great opportunity to network with physicians and friends. Past sessions include, a session on the physician’s role in using “magic” as a clinical tool to reduce anxiety and provide a distraction to patients, and Forensic Pediatrics -How to discuss difficult topics such child abuse and what role does the physician play in the reporting of child abuse.


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


Get to know your future colleagues at TPS events.
Current TPS Resident Planning Subcommittee members:

Resident Program Display Name
Baylor College of Medicine Stephanie Fontin
Baylor College of Medicine - San Antonio Matthew Sattler, MD 
Baylor Scott & White Health Joe Wilbanks, MD
Driscoll Children's Hospital Akhila Vadivelan, MD
TTUHSC Amarillo Elspeth Bittle
TTUHSC El Paso (Alternate Board Rep) Ohmed Khilji, MD
TTUHSC Lubbock Mickinzie Morgan, MD
UT Austin Dell Medical School Pediatrics Michael Dickson, MD
UT Health Houston (Board Representative) Emily Hopkins, MD
UT Health San Antonio Lindsay Ercole, DO
UT Southwestern Sarah Soffer, MD
The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston Olivia Ginnard, DO


Always check our website for the most current grants available.

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!

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.


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.

Annual E-Poster Contest Winners

Check out who the 15th Annual E-Poster Contest Winners are for 2018!

Jacobi Jug Annual Competition

Winners of the 2019 Jacobi Jug Competition:
In 2019, the competition took place on Saturday, September 21 from 3:45-5PM as an approved CME session. Congratulations to Driscoll Children's Hosptial for their winning tie of the Jacobi Jug in the annual jeopardy contest held in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Meeting!  Thank you to all of the teams that participated in this year’s competition, it was a great success.

Past Winners of the Jacobi Jug:

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

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 accepted 2-4 member teams that include at least one intern to participate in the 2018 Jacobi Jug Competition in conjunction with the 2018 TPS Annual Meeting. AAP AAP Links and Resources


CPTI Newsletter highlights CATCH and other opportunities relevant to residency programs.

TPS is considered District 7 of the AAP, check out who's your AAP District 7 Resident Coordinators.

5 Advocacy modules on AAP website: AAP Pediatric Residency Advocacy Training Curriculum

What happens after Residency? Check out AAP's life after residency.

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