Infectious Diseases Membership Criteria

Section on Infectious Diseases

Section Membership is open to the following Member types:

Candidate Members, Corresponding Fellows, Fellows, Fellowship Trainees, Honorary Fellows, International Members, Medical Students, National Affiliates, Residents, Senior Members and Specialty Fellows

Dues/year: Medical Students, Fellowship Trainees and Residents - $0*, All other accepted National member types - $25*; Section Affiliates - $60
*In addition to national dues

Special Requirement: Must be actively involved in some aspect of the study (or practice) of infectious diseases in fetuses, infants, children or adolescents and interested in contributing toward the objectives of the Section.

Section Affiliate Membership

1. Licensed physicians who are otherwise not eligible for membership in the AAP if they spend more than 50% of their time in the care of children.
2. Licensed registered nurses, nurse clinicians, clinical nurse specialists and nurse practitioners who are demonstrably active in pediatric infectious diseases.
3. Pharmacists working as Antimicrobial Stewards* with greater than 50% involvement with children and pediatric pharmacists.

Affiliate applicants must submit:
· Copy of current license
· Letter of recommendation from a current Section Fellow

*Antimicrobial Stewards serve as part of an Antimicrobial Stewardship team which includes a Clinical Pharmacist with infectious disease training who participates as a leader or core member. Qualifications include: Pharm D degree, Pharmacy Practice Residency, Infectious Disease Specialty Residency (preferred). In addition, the SOID applicant who serves as an Antimicrobial Steward will maintain competency in infectious diseases and microbiology.
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