• AADPRT – American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training / Coordinator’s Caucus
  • APDIM/PACC – Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine / Program Administrators Advisory Council
  • AFMA – Association of Family Medicine Administration
  • APPD – Association of Pediatric Program Directors – Coordinators Section
  • APMOG – Association of Program Managers in Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • ARAS – Association of Residency Administrators in Surgery
    ARCOS – Association of Residency Coordinators in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • EMARC – Emergency Medicine Association of Residency Coordinators
  • FACET – Fellowship Administrators in Cardiovascular Education and Training


  • ABMS – American Board of Medical Specialties
  • ACGME – Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education meetings and educational activities
  • AHME – Association for Hospital Medical Education
  • AMA – American Medical Association
  • AOA – American Osteopathic Association
  • CODA – Commission on Dental Accreditation training resources
  • ECFMG – Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates
  • ERAS – Electronic Residency Application Service program resources
  • HCPro Residency Coordinator resources & Residency Program Insider e-newsletter
  • JGME – Journal of Graduate Medical Education coordinator section
  • NRMP – National Resident Matching Program
  • OPAS Institute – Program administrator professional development blog
  • MedHub Community – must be logged in to MedHub to access training materials
  • Partners In Medical Education – live and on-demand educational resources
  • TAGME – Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education
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Professional Development Funding Opportunities for Program Coordinators

The UCSF Fresno Professional Development for Program Coordinators (PDPC) Committee has funding opportunities available to promote the professional learning and growth of program coordinators. The goal is to help coordinators improve their professional knowledge, competence, skills, and effectiveness. 

The PDPC Committee will review applications seeking funding for participation in the ACGME Annual Conference, participation in program-specific annual conferences, and TAGME Certification fees (initial or maintenance of certification/renewal). The maximum award amounts available are:

  • $2,500 – ACGME Annual Conference registration, lodging and travel
  • $2,000 – Program-Specific Annual Conference registration, lodging and travel
  • $350 – TAGME Certification or Maintenance of Certification (MOC)/Renewal

Application Details

  • Funds are available to program coordinators with one or more years in the position (Administrative Assistant III, Health Professions Education Specialist II, and Health Professions Education Specialist III).
  • Current deadlines are 12/1/22 for ACGME Annual Conference, 1/13/23 for Program-Specific Annual Conference, and 3/1/23 for TAGME Certification. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m.
  • Activity must fall within the academic year in which the award was granted.
  • One award will be granted in each category annually.
  • Limit of one award per person, per year.

Award Criteria

  • Time in role as a program coordinator (1-2 years, at least one full year).
  • Individual is timely in responding, resourceful, provides accuracy in his/her work (confirmed by supervisor)
  • Individual steps up and stands out in providing positive feedback in meetings (confirmed by supervisor).
  • Individual provides mentorship, presents, attends workshops (confirmed by supervisor).
  • Preference is given to applicants who promote the mission of UCSF Fresno: UCSF Fresno is focused on improving health in the San Joaquin Valley through medical education, patient care, research and community partnerships. 
  • Priority is given to applicants who will demonstrate the value learned in at least one of the following ways:
    1. Hold a workshop for disseminating what was learned.
    2. Mentor another staff member.
    3. Present a report discussing how the conference enhanced your professional development and how the information learned could help colleagues.
  • The PDPC Committee may also take into consideration these factors when approving funding requests:
    1. Previous funding history
    2. Number of requests for the same activity
    3. Conference/poster presenters
    4. Meets the needs of the applicant’s department

Funding Guidelines

  • The PDPC Committee will fund actual costs incurred by staff for the following expenses: conference/course registration, lodging, meals, mileage/transportation (including airfare, ground transportation, mileage, parking). Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of early registration discounts whenever possible.
  • All awards will be provided as reimbursement paid through MyExpense upon submission of receipts. Registration for courses or TAGME certification will be paid directly by the PDPC Committee.
  • All expenses must be within and follow all UCSF travel guidelines.

Application Process

  1. Applicant completes section A of the application.
  2. Applicant forwards application to supervisor/manager, who completes section B.
  3. Manager forwards application to the PDPC Committee (GME Director).
  4. PDPC Committee reviews applications at the quarterly meeting and notifies recipients and manager by email.
  5. It will be the recipients’ responsibility to initiate registration and travel arrangements.
  6. Post-activity: Submit all receipts within 30 days of travel/activity.
  7. Arrange details for post-activity presentation to program coordinators.