Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association (MPPDA) is the organization of accredited internal medicine-pediatric residency programs in the United States.

Mission Statement

The Association was formed to advance medical education in combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds) Residency Programs, which are approved by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics. These programs should be located in the United States of America. International programs may be included by the action of the Executive Committee.

MPPDA will work in conjunction with the Association of Pediatric Program Directors (APPD) and the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM) to improve medical education, promote the growth of combined Internal Medicine Pediatrics residencies, educate medical students as to the existence and curriculum of Medicine Pediatrics residencies, and promote the growth of the field of Med-Peds.

References hereinafter in these bylaws to the "Residency Review Committee (RRC)" shall mean the RRC for Internal Medicine or Pediatrics or both, as stipulated. This will include the separate Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Accreditation Programs.

Residency Program Consultation Service Grant

The MPPDA Residency Program Consultation Service Grant is now accepting applications. The MPPDA Executive Committee developed this program in an effort to support all Med-Peds residency programs and make sure that these programs continue to be successful, thriving training programs for residents interested in Med-Peds careers. There are many external and internal factors that make the work of med-peds program directors challenging.

MPPDA would like to use our group's talents and resources to help when challenges arise. Interested program directors can go to the following webpage to access the grant application:

Access the Grant Application

The deadline for the first cycle of applications is January 31. There will be two application cycles annually. Please don't hesitate to contact any of the executive committee members with any questions.

Become a Member

To Join MPPDA online, your program must be a current member. If you are unable to join online, please contact member services.