The 2014 Paul Ambrose Scholars Symposium Group Photo
Symposium: June 26-28, 2015
The symposium provides an
interprofessional opportunity for 40-50 students to learn leadership and
organizational skills from expert faculty in the field of prevention and
population health. Scholars are provided the opportunity to attend an
experiential learning tour of local community clinics and participate in several professional networking events. Students leave with a deeper understanding of their role in our complex public health system and the skills necessary to implement their community projects.
Past speakers include prominent United States public health officials such as Surgeons General, Assistant Secretaries for Health and other governmental officials, industry experts, and veteran public health practitioners with expertise in areas including:
- Evidence-based Public Health Decision Making
- Health Policy & Media Advocacy
- Preventive Medicine and Public Health
- Project Planning
- Healthcare Reform
- Leadership and Underserved Medicine
- Career Opportunities
- Funding Resources
- Change Agent Training
Past Participating Surgeons General:
- David Satcher, MD
- Richard H. Carmona, MD, MPH, FACS
- Regina Benjamin, MD
- Boris D. Lushniak, MD, MPH
APTR directly pays for hotel accommodations on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday evening of the Symposium, and all scholars are required to stay at the Symposium hotel. Full attendance throughout the duration of the Symposium is required.
Scholars will be responsible for their personal travel arrangements and expenses to Washington, DC for the three-day Symposium. APTR encourages scholars to work with their academic institutions to help sponsor their travel costs.
Following the symposium, scholars develop and implement a Healthy People 2020 Leading Health Indicators focused project at their institutions or in their communities. Students enlist a mentor from their institution who has previous knowledge and interest in prevention and public health to guide them in executing the project. With support from APTR, scholars have one year to complete this unique project and receive a mini-grant to assist with project-related costs upon completion.
2013 Report on PASP Community Projects
Every year APTR releases a reflections document with student demographics of that year's Paul Ambrose Scholars class, highlights from the symposium, and a few student testimonials.
2013 PASP Reflections Document