Young Physicians' Leadership Alliance

Section​ on Early Career Physicians ​

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​Young Physicia​ns Leadership Alliance

Application submission for the 2019-2021 YPLA class is now closed. Please check back in January 2020 for the next call for applications. 


About the YPLA 

Presented by the Section on Early Career Physicians, the YPLA is a 3-year training program designed to develop leadership skills and establish a network of ambitious early career pediatricians and pediatric subspecialists. Through interactive forums and small group coaching, expert faculty guide participants through an exploration of their own leadership capacity, learning about leadership principles, behaviors, and tools that can help them achieve their personal and professional goals.

The fifth annual YPLA workshop was held at the 2018 AAP National Conference and Exhibition and hosted over 125 first-, second-, and third-year participants. Future workshops will be held each year at the AAP's National Conference. A small amount of preparatory work is required prior to the YPLA session, and faculty provide continued education and support throughout the year, between each National Conference/YPLA session. Topics for each class rotate such that the entire leadership curriculum will be completed over the 3-year cycle.

Participation Requirements

Selected participants must register for the conference; however, there is no additional cost for the YPLA session. This program was set up so each participant will learn advanced leadership skills over the three-year period. In order to take advantage of the full program, attendance is required at each YPLA session at the AAP National Conference during the duration of the three years. In addition, participants are required to attend up to 5 additional webinars and bi-monthly coaching calls throughout the year.

AAP National Conference & Exhibition Dates

2020 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
AAP National Conference & Exhibition
San Diego, San Diego Convention Center
October 3-6, 2020
YPLA: Friday, October 2

2021 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Philadelphia, Philadelphia Convention Center
October 8-12, 2021
YPLA: Friday, October 7, 2021

2022 AAP National Conference & Exhibition
Anaheim, Anaheim Convention Center
October 7-11, 2022
YPLA: Friday, October 7, 2022

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The AAP designates this live activity for a maximum of 49 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The YPLA Leadership Program is funded through the generosity of the AAP Insurance Program and Kabrita USA.

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