The National Institute for Program Director Development (NIPDD) was designed, as its name implies, to develop and train family medicine residency directors. 

In the past, acceptance into NIPDD was determined only on a first-come, first-served basis. The class capacity typically filled within just a few days. However, this process did not allow for any screening of registrants.

To ensure that those who are in or specifically training for the role of program director have first access to the NIPDD Fellowship, the application process has changed.

  • Applications will be accepted from June 17 to July 8, 2024. Applicants will be screened and prioritized based on a set of criteria in the following order:
    1. Current program directors of  ACGME accredited programs
    2. Current program directors of developing programs
    3. Current associate/assistant program directors (including site directors of rural tracks) on a trajectory towards Program Director. 
    4. Faculty with more than 3 years of experience
    5. Other (medical directors, fellowship directors, etc.)
  • If there are more applicants meeting the criteria than available space, those who applied earliest will receive preference.
  • Three weeks following the close of the application process, the class roster will be announced and applicants will be notified whether or not they were accepted. At that time, those accepted into the fellowship may pay by credit card or check. Payment will be required three weeks in advance of the first session.  The tuition fee is $6,000.00. 
  • Those who were not accepted may choose to be placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations.
  • All NIPDD participants must be members of AFMRD. 

In this time of change in healthcare and graduate medical education, our goal is to make the NIPDD Fellowship a high-quality and relevant experience for those who need it most.

If you have any questions please contact Cristin Estes