Pediatric Interest Groups (PIGs) are organizations within the medical school environment intended to help students learn more about the field of Pediatrics and the care of children. Those medical students considering Pediatrics as a specialty, interested in what a Pediatrician does, and want to work with and learn about children are encouraged to participate in activities sponsored by PIGs. Along with furthering your education, there are numerous opportunities to serve the public and children through community-oriented projects, which provide practical training on how to interact with the pediatric population.
Contact your clerkship director or faculty advisor for more information about the PIG at your institution. The following AAP resources are available:
Pediatric Interest Group Resource Guide
AAP Medical Student Membership Application
Section on Pediatric Trainees Brochure
Leadership in Pediatrics
Pediatric Interest Group Leadership Presentation
PIG of the Year Award
Pediatric Interest Group Leaders' Listserv
If you have been elected to lead the PIG at your school, congratulations! We are excited that you have chosen to be a PIG Leader. The SOPT Medical Student Committee wants to support you during your time in this role by providing you with a forum to easily network and share ideas with other PIG Leaders across the country. Sign up today by emailing
Information, opportunities, and programs for medical students interested in pediatrics.