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Currently more than 1,000 members strong.
Vision Statement

It is the vision of the AAP Section on Administration and Practice Management (SOAPM) that all members of the Academy have the opportunity to attain and sustain professional fulfillment in administration and practice management. Through the recognition of best practices, educational opportunities, and the establishment of an open forum for discussion and dissemination of practical, effective strategies, SOAPM will enable its membership to improve practice management in pediatrics.

Our Mission

It is the mission of SOAPM to impart both basic and cutting edge administrative and practice management innovations that will improve the state of pediatric administration and practice management for its membership and members of the AAP. SOAPM will accomplish this mission by dedicating its talent, skills, and resources to educating and serving its membership.

The SOAPM currently is working to increase residents' awareness of practice management and to enhance the benefits to its affiliate membership of practice managers, pediatric nurses and nurse practitioners.

Who Can Join SOAPM?

SOAPM membership is open to all AAP fellows and residents of the Academy with an interest or active involvement in pediatric administration and practice management.

Affiliate membership also is available to practice administrators and non-practice administrators who are employed in a position related to pediatric practice management.

Click here for additional requirements.

The Benefits of SOAPM
  • The biannual newsletter
  • Access to the very active SOAPM LISTSERV    
  • Enhanced networking opportunities
  • Quality CME programming 
  • Much more!

Join Now

Please select from the following SOAPM membership categories. You will be prompted to either sign in or create an account on ShopAAP. Once logged in, you will be guided through the application process and will need to select “Administration and Practice Management” to join. You can also contact the AAP Customer Service office at (866) 843-2271 for further assistance.

  • AAP Fellows and Residents
  • Practice Administrators: Nonphysicians who are actively involved in pediatric administration and practice management and who are employed by or are under the direct supervision of a Fellow of the AAP. 
  • Non-Practice Administrators​: Those employed in a job intimately related to pediatric practice management (eg, practice management consultants, other business partners). 

To download a copy of the brochure, click here.

If you have questions about joining or would like to join SOAPM, please contact the AAP Division of Member Services at 800/433-9016 ext 5897.

For further details on the section, please contact AAP staff at​