The ADA Scholars program offers a career development program for early-career professionals who treat and/or research diabetes and its complications. Participants who are accepted into this program will:
- Receive practical guidance on career development
- Develop relationships amongst attendees
- Interact with senior leaders in the field
- Virtual and in-person professional education opportunities will be offered
- Sprint lectures and mini workshops, including networking opportunities
- Series of career development workshops will be offered throughout the year
- 2024 in-person programming will take place at the 84th Scientific Sessions in Orlando, FL
- Professional Development sessions will be available focusing on different career stages
- NOTE: Attendees who participate in the ADA Scholars program may be eligible for complimentary registration to the 84th Scientific Sessions and a complimentary one-year ADA Professional Membership.
Applicants are required to complete an online form that includes evidence of qualifications, current position with fellowship director or mentor contact details, and a definition of both current and future area(s) of interest. Applicants will be verified by their program directors prior to approval.
Eligibility for this program is limited to early-career professionals who meet one of the following requirements:
- Medical residents who are confirmed in an ACGME-accredited program.
- Graduate student (master or doctoral) at an accredited college or university
- Fellows currently enrolled or were recently enrolled (2 years out) in a pediatric endocrinology, adult endocrinology, diabetes, or other related fellowship program.
- Early career clinician or research scientist (within 2 years of fellowship or postdoc completion).
Early-career professionals must participate in the ADA Scholars in-person or virtual program activities. As a part of the program, active participants may be eligible to receive complimentary registration to the 84th Scientific Sessions and the ADA's Clinical Update Course, and a complimentary one-year ADA Professional Membership.
Apply for the 2024 ADA Scholars program here. Application deadline is March 7, 2024.