Symposium: June 20-23, 2013
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
Hotel accommodations at the DoubleTree are included as part of the scholarship. Please note that all scholars must stay at the symposium hotel. A $250 travel stipend is available to help cover costs of air or ground transportation and meals not otherwise included on a reimbursement basis after the symposium.
the symposium, scholars develop and implement a Healthy People 2020
Leading Health Indicators community-based 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
micro-grant of up to $200 to assist with project-related costs upon completion.
Detailed examples of past projects are available online.
For Paul Ambrose Scholars Program information and application instructions, please click here.
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.
To view the 2012 PASP Reflections, please click here.