Rheumatology Membership Criteria

​Section on​ Rheumatology​

​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, Residents and Fellowship Trainees - $0*, All other National member types - $40*. Section Affiliates - $60
*In addition to national dues

Special Requirements: National AAP Members and Section Affiliates that have a special interest in pediatric rheumatology.

Section Affiliate membership

1. Licensed Physicians not eligible for AAP Membership.

Applicants must submit: Two letters from Fellows or Specialty Fellows. One must be from a member of Section on Rheumatology who can verify that the physician is part of a rheumatology team.

2. Registered nurses and nurse practitioners who are demonstrably active in Pediatric Rheumatology with at least 50% of time to patients with rheumatic diseases. The majority are members of the American College of Rheumatology – Arthritis Health Professors Association (ACR-AHPA).

Applicants must submit:

  • Copy of license

  • Two letters from Fellows or Specialty Fellows. One must be from a member of Section on Rheumatology who can verify that the RN or NP is part of a rheumatology team.

3. Occupational and Physical Therapists who are demonstrably active in Pediatric Rheumatology with at least 50% of time to patients with rheumatic diseases.

Applicants must submit:

  • Copy of license.

  • Two letters from Fellows or Specialty Fellows. One must be from a member of Section on Rheumatology who can verify that the OT or PT is part of a rheumatology team.

4. Registered dieticians demonstrably active in pediatric rheumatology.

Applicants must submit:

  • Copy of license or certificate.

  • Two signatures (on application) from Fellows or Specialty Fellows. One must be from a member of Section on Rheumatology who can verify that the dietician is part of a rheumatology team.

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