How To Apply to become a ArizonaLEND Trainee

Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (ArizonaLEND) Trainee Application for 2016 - 2017

Application Deadline: Friday March 25, 2016

The University of Arizona Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (ArizonaLEND) is a leadership training program that prepares the next generation of policy makers, faculty, clinicians and researchers to lead the maternal and child health workforce.

Participation in the ArizonaLEND Maternal and Child Health Training Program REQUIRES all trainees to attend seminars every Friday from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm throughout the fall and spring semesters.  Additionally, you will need to complete clinical observations in Tucson, Flagstaff, Yuma, Nogales, Sells and/or other rural sites.  The total time commitment for the two semesters is a minimum of 301 hours. In addition, long-term trainees are required to attend a three-day Leadership Intensive Workshop from Tuesday, August 16, 2016 through Thursday, August 18, 2016 and a Team Building & Conflict Resolution workshop on Saturday, October 15, 2016. 

(All information on this trainee application is confidential. The demographic questions are required for reporting purposes by our funding agency, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.)

How To Apply

The ArizonaLEND trainee application form is a Word doc. Fill it out by editing the document in Word, OR, you can print out the form, and fill it out by hand.

Mail it to the address below.

Applicants are required to submit an essay. The essay should be written as a separate document, and can be sent via email to the address below. Alternatively, you can print out the essay and mail it to the address below. This document can be in the form of a Word doc, pdf, or text file.

You must also send via postal mail an unofficial copy of your transcripts, and two letters of recommendation.

Essay Instructions:

Write a 2 to 4 paragraph essay in response to the following questions, and include it as a separate document when you submit your application materials:

  1. How did you learn about The University of Arizona LEND (ArizonaLEND) and why are you interested in participating in this Maternal and Child Health Training Program?

  2. If financial support is unavailable (due to federal budget cuts) for program participation, would you continue to be interested in LEND?

  3. What life experiences have influenced your decision to pursue a career working with infants, young children and/or adolescents with disabilities and their families?

  4. What are the personal and professional qualities you use to define or describe leadership?

This application along with an unofficial copy of your transcripts and two (2) letters of recommendation must be received by March 25, 2016.

Please send all correspondence to:

Eileen R. McGrath, Ph.D.
LEND Co-Director; ArizonaLEND Training Director
The University of Arizona
Department of Pediatrics
P.O. Box 245073
Tucson, AZ  85724

Steps to complete the 2016-2017 ArizonaLEND application form:

  1. Download the Word doc form (below).
  2. Either fill it out by editing it in Word, or print it out and fill it out on paper.
  3. Send the printed form in the mail to Dr. Eileen McGrath at the address listed above.

Submit the documents listed below with your AZLEND application:

  • Essay document
  • Unofficial copies of your transcripts
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation

Download the Word doc form