Resident and Fellow Section


What does TPS offer their resident section members?


  • Submit an electronic poster for the e-poster contest. 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 and comments about the 2016 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.
  • Receive special invites to TPS events, like the TPS Annual Leadership Planning Summit, or TPS Annual Meeting.
  • Compete in the annual Jacobi Jug, a fast paced competition held in conjunction with the TPS Annual Meeting.
  • Get quick access to AAP resources and links.


Advocacy Day and new Resident/Fellow section material at the TPS Annual Meeting.


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.


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!


For $15, 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 13th Annual E-Poster Contest Winners are for 2016!

Jacobi Jug Annual Competition

Congratulations to Driscoll Children's Hospital for their win of the Jacobi Jug in the annual jeopardy contest held in conjunction with the 2016 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:

2016 - Driscoll Childrens Hopsital 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

AAP Links and Resources

2017 AAP Legislative Conference in Washington, DC
April 23 – 25, 2017

  • Attend skills-building workshops in negotiation, social media and crafting effective messages
  • Hear firsthand from distinguished guest speakers, such as members of Congress, White House officials and federal agency leaders
  • Participate in meetings with congressional staff on Capitol Hill to urge elected officials to put children first in their federal policymaking
  • Learn about policy priorities impacting children and pediatricians
  • Earn a maximum of 21.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™

Register ​for the conference today!

But wait there's more! The best part...
Scholarships are available! The AAP Committee on Federal Government Affairs, the AAP Section on Pediatric Trainees, and the AAP Section on Early Career Physicians are offering several scholarships to AAP members in good standing to cover the cost of registration for the conference.  Apply today: If you are interested in applying for a scholarship, please fill out an application and submit it to by Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

CPTI Scholarships: The AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) will support four pediatric faculty-resident pairs to attend the AAP Legislative Conference and then implement an educational advocacy project in collaboration with their AAP chapter. These applications are due Thursday, December 15, at 2 p.m. CT.

Please note: Those applying for the 2017 Advocacy Training Grants through the AAP Community Pediatrics Training Initiative (CPTI) will be considered for the COFGA, SOPT and SOECP scholarships (as eligible) if they are not funded through CPTI. CPTI applicants do not need to submit this application to be eligible for those scholarships.

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.

AAP CATCH Call for Proposals is open!
Funding Opportunity - AAP CATCH Call for Proposals is open! Submissions are due 2:00 pm CST, January 31, 2017. Check out for more info

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