The 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholars Symposium Group Photo
Symposium: June 20-22, 2014
The symposium empowers health professions students by enhancing their leadership skills and teaching them
important public health competencies in both an interactive and lecture-style
forum. Scholars will gain a deeper understanding of the complexities and
varying attitudes toward public health and learn methods to affect change in
their own community. Students leave with a deeper understanding of their role
in our complex public health system.
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
- 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.
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.
Every year APTR releases a PASP Reflections document with student demographics of that year's Paul Ambrose Scholars class, highlights from the symposium, and a few student testimonials.