Why Should You (Your Practice) Join PROS?
Perhaps you have been wondering about some of the issues you face every day in your practice. Maybe you would like to be part of a group of practicing pediatricians that is attempting to understand the best ways to deliver child health care.
As a pediatrician, you possess expertise on how a primary care practice runs and know which research questions are important for pediatric practice. By linking you with experts in study design and research methodology, PROS capitalizes on your expertise and lets you participate in generating new knowledge about pediatric practice and child health.
What Are the Benefits of Joining?
Membership in PROS provides a number of benefits:
Work with colleagues from around the U.S.
Contribute meaningfully to improve pediatrics and child health
Get preliminary reports of research results as soon as they are available
Some clinical studies award CME or MOC credit to participants
Opportunity to participate in manuscript development and/or review
Have your practice acknowledged in published articles
Receive CME credit for various studies and PROS meeting participation
Who Can Join?
Practices must provide a full range of direct Pediatric and/or adolescent patient primary care (including preventive services) to an active panel of patients. Each participating practice must include a current AAP member—but that member does not need to join PROS themselves.
Physicians, nurse practitioners, or physician assistants who provide a full range of direct pediatric and/or adolescent patient primary care (including preventive services) in a PROS practice to an active panel of patients.
Ways to participate:
Participation time varies by project type:
Clinical studies may involve completing brief data collection forms and conducting interventions with patients/families.
EHR studies may involve implementing the steps needed to share your EMR data so it can be combined with data from practices nationwide.
Ready to join? Have questions?
Please contact Donna Harris at DLHarris@aap.org or at 630-626-6362. She will answer your questions and help you get started.