Pediatric Pandemic Network (PPN) Scholars

The PPN Scholars Program offers an opportunity for health professionals to develop the skills necessary to provide high-quality, equitable pediatric care in everyday emergencies, disasters, and global health threats—better outcomes every day, everywhere, for every child through pediatric readiness. PPN is forging new paths to:

  1. Overcome health care complexities in a digital heavy society
  2. Introduce and integrate new emergency management partners
  3. Sustain high levels of passion and engagement
  4. Expand and strengthen pediatric readiness
  5. Grow our capabilities in communication and dissemination

Who should apply to be an PPN Scholar?

The PPN Scholars Program is for health care professionals interested in gaining additional training in high-quality, equitable pediatric care in everyday emergencies, disasters, and global health threats. The program is open to both clinical and non-clinical professionals and graduate students across a wide range of disciplines that support pediatric healthcare services, including:

  • Advanced practice practitioners
  • Nurses
  • Child life specialists
  • Prehospital practitioners
  • Researchers
  • Pharmacists
  • Epidemiologists
  • Public health workers
  • Disaster Managers
  • Psychologist
  • Physicians

What does the program involve?

The PPN Scholars program provides opportunities for networking, training, and hands-on learning. As a Scholar, you will:

  • Commit to a 1–2-year appointment requiring 2-4 hours per week
  • Receive mentorship from some of the nation’s leading pediatric emergency professionals along with peer-to-peer learning
  • Implement a project related to pediatric emergency care
  • Gain the experience to become a leader in the pediatric emergency space to optimize outcomes for children across the emergency care continuum by leveraging quality improvement sciences

How do I apply?

Candidates are assessed through a formal application process. To apply, you will need to submit the following:

  • Completed program application (see link below)
  • Current resume/CV
  • Letter of interest, not exceed two pages. Highlight your relevant skills, qualifications, experiences, and passions around the pediatric emergency care continuum.
  • Letter of support. Letter of support, written by a supervisor and/or mentor in your institution, explaining support for your candidacy and providing institutional guidance for your PPN Scholar project. We recommend requesting a letter from the following source(s) depending on your professional role and stage:
    • Early Career Physician – Division Chief/Department Chair
    • EMS Provider – Chief/Assistant Chief
    • Nurse – Nurse Director/Manager
    • Graduate Student – Program Director
    • Physician Trainee – Program Director

For more information about the Pediatric Pandemic Network click here.