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Why sho​uld I join?

SOICH already has close to 1,000 members and is one of the largest sections in the Academy. Being part of this section will allow you 

  • ​to partner with like-minded health professionals involved in children's health throughout the world;   
  • find resources for global child health research, advocacy and health care delivery programs;  
  • learn about ICATCH grants that fund projects to improve the health of children in your community;   
  • be part of a diverse and lively forum for sharing ideas and information.

We very much hope to be working with you soon – and look forward to meaningful collaborations focused on improving child health everywhere."

Our Core Values
We Believe:

  • The rights and needs of children are universal;
  • Global child health should be a global priority;
  • Pediatricians play a unique and critical role in advocating for the world's children;
  • Strong global partnerships can help improve the lives of children everywhere.

​Three types of Memberships:

    Member

    This Section welcomes the following AAP National Member types:

    Fellows
    Post-Residency Training Members
    Specialty Fellows
    Candidate Members
    Honorary Fellows
    Emeritus Fellows
    Resident Members
    Nurse Practitioners
    Corresponding Fellows and
    International Members
    Sponsor Requirements: None

    Special Requirements: Must be interested in contributing toward the objectives of the Section.

    Click here for more information on how to become a member.
    Please note that AAP National Membership is required to become a Section member.

    Membership Type

    Dues

    Resident Member

    $10.00

    Affiliate Member

    $20.00

    Others

    $40.00

    Section dues are in addition to AAP national dues


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    Affiliate Member

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    This Section welcomes affiliate memberwho are:

    1. Licensed physicians not eligible for AAP membership who reside outside the borders of the United States and Canada.
    2. Licensed physicians who are eligible for AAP International membership but who are only interested in SOICH affiliate membership.
    3. Licensed physicians who are involved in the care of children in countries outside the United States or Canada.
    4. Credentialed or sponsored allied professionals and other interested professionals including: nurses, nurse practioners, physician assistants, physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech therapists, social workers, psychologists, and midwives who care for children and families internationally as well as in the United States and Canada.
    5. Honorary members who are invited by the Section Executive Committee and who consist of physicians and others who have made life long contributions and/or significant achievements working for the health of children worldwide in accordance with the Section's strategic goals.

    Applicants must

    • Complete the online application.
    • Provide a curriculum vitae, applicable license, diploma or certificate


    Click here for more information on how to become a member.
    Please note that AAP National Membership is required to become a Section member.

    Membership Type

    Dues

    Resident Member

    $10.00

    Affiliate Member

    $20.00

    Others

    $40.00

    Section dues are in addition to AAP national dues

    Friend of SOICH


    Qualifications: Be a physician living in a low to low-middle income country as classified by the World Bank

    Sponsor Requirements: None

    Additional Materials: None

    Benefits: Limited to electronic information from SOICH only.

    To become a Friend of SOICH please contact SOICH@AAP.ORG​​​

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