APTR is pleased to announce that the U.S. Surgeon General has accepted our invitation to speak at the 2013 Paul Ambrose Scholars Program Symposium on June 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The APTR Paul Ambrose Scholars Program exposes health professions students to influential public health professionals and prepares them to be leaders in addressing population health challenges at the national and community level. Scholarships are awarded to students to attend a four-day symposium in Washington, DC and conduct a community-based health education project at their institution. Since 2002, more than 460 students from over 160 academic institutions have become Paul Ambrose Scholars, equipped with leadership and organizational skills in public health education that can only be found outside of the classroom.