Reentering Clinical Practice

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Reentering Clinical Practice


Are you looking to reenter clinical practice or preparing to leave with plans to return later? Pediatricians may need to leave the workforce for several reasons, including family responsibilities, an opportunity to explore another field, or even returning after retirement. Whether you are looking to prepare or need help with reentry after a sudden departure, the AAP is here to help with resources to guide your transition.

Resources to Guide Your Transition

As you work on reentering the workforce the resources below may be helpful in guiding your transition. For more detailed information about Pediatrics as a career visit the AAP Career Resources pages.

Managing Your Career – Job Search Process 

Managing Your Career – Switching from Part Time to Full Tim

AAP Career Center – PedJobs

Other Resources 

AMA resources for physicians returning to clinical practice 

Directory of State Medical & Osteopathic Boards

Established Physician Reentry Programs

You can find links to established physician reentry programs below. By enrolling in one of these programs you can get assistance with refreshing the clinical skills that are needed to renew your medical license. 

Drexel University Physician Refresher Reentry Program 

UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty, Physician Retraining & Reentry 

The Center for Personalized Education for Physicians (CPEP) Reentry to Clinical Practice Program 

KSTAR/UTMB Health Mini-Residency Program 

Lifeguard Re-Entry/Re-Instatement 

Additional Resource

The Federation of State Medical Boards has a Directory of Physician Assessment and Remedial Education Programs.

This list of reentry programs is provided for informational purposes only. A listing here does not indicate endorsement by the American Academy of Pediatrics.

AAP Committee on Pediatric Workforce​

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