The Association of Med-Peds Program Administrators (AMPPA) is an organization dedicated to learning and sharing members’ unique knowledge base with one another and with the greater med-peds community for the purpose of supporting the education of med-peds physicians.

AMPPA has its own listserv that has only Med-Peds administrators as members.  It is a great way to connect and get help from others who share the unique position of managing med-peds residents and coordinating efforts between internal medicine and pediatric residency programs.  Those interested in joining the listserv should contact Pam Hritzkowin at pamela.hritzkowin@spectrum‐


AMPPA’s Executive Committee is comprised of a Chair, who serves a three-year term and members of three sub-committees: Membership & Mentoring, Communications & Resources, and Annual Meeting Planning. The Chair acts as a liaison between AMPPA and the MPPDA, serving as an Ex Officio member of the MPPDA Executive Committee.  The Chair also oversees committee work, directing initiatives for the upcoming year, and manages committee membership, including solicitation volunteers when terms are completed.

Our current Executive Committee members are:


Kelli DaSilva, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC


Debbie Harris, C-TAGME, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE


Mary Sarah Thanas, C-TAGME, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT


Pam Hritzkowin, C-TAGME, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners, Grand Rapids, MI

Kelli DaSilva, Greenville Hospital System, Greenville, SC

Janell Vulgamore, The University of Kansas, Wichita, KS

For a description of AMPPA’s Mentorship Program, click here: AMPPA Mentorship


Lyn Apa, University of Illinois at Peoria, Peoria, IL

Danaa Kennedy, University of Colorado, Aurora, CO

Kelly Barnes, C-TAGME, Maine Medical Center, Portland, MA

Molly Rose Elkin-Ryan, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL


Amy Cutting, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Javier Salazar, University of Miami & Jackson Health Hospital, Miami, FL


Photo AMPPA table aboard Gen Jackson pic - April 2014 - smallAMPAA Membership:

For a comprehensive contact list of all Med-Peds Program Administrators, click here:  AMPPA Membership List 2016.


AMPPA’s Communications and Resources Committee produces a bi-monthly newsletter with important tips and reminders.  Click below for past issues.

AMPPA Fall 2015

AMPPA Spring 2015 

AMPPA Fall 2014

AMPPA March-Apr 2014

AMPPA Tips Jan-Feb 2014

AMPPA Tips July-Aug 2013

AMPPA Tips May-June 2013

AMPPA Tips March-April 2013


ACGME Med-Peds Program Requirements 2018

ACGME Common Program Requirements 2017

ACGME Med-Peds Program Requirements 2013

ACGME Common Program Requirements 2013

MPPDA Accreditation Committee Materials

AAIM Program Administrators Resources

APPD Program Coordinators Resources