There are many opportunities to engage and connect with the AAP and the SOPT. A great way to initially get involved is to write an article for one of our Section's blogs or our Monthly Feature Column in Pediatrics. Also, be sure to follow the AAP and the SOPT on social media for the latest opportunities and information.
SOPT News and Views
The SOPT News and Views Blog is a great way to learn about anything and everything related to trainee advocacy campaign projects, district projects, pediatric subspecialties, informational articles from the SOPT executive committee, clinical puzzles, and stories from trainees across the country! We invite you to browse through the blog, as well as consider submitting an article. More information can be found on our SOPT collaboration site (AAP member login required).
Baby Steps: AAP Medical Student News
Baby Steps is a medical student blog which highlights medical student opportunities, events, and experiences. Recurring columns include research highlights, narrative medicine, career development resources, and PIG activity highlights.
SOPT Pediatrics Monthly Column
Pediatrics has provided SOPT with the opportunity to develop a column in the Monthly Features section of the journal featuring manuscripts written by trainees in pediatrics. This SOPT column will join three other stellar columns in the Monthly Features section: (1) Global Health; (2) the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP); and (3) the Historical Archives Advisory Committee for the AAP. Submissions are being accepted now – click here for submission instructions.
Social media is a tool for sharing and discussing information that can be an effective way to inform larger audiences about an issue. The SOPT strives to use social media for advocacy, education, networking and mentorship. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, YouTube, Google+, and among others blogging, are a few examples of social media platforms you may use to help spread your advocacy message, engage with mentors and colleagues, or educate about a health topic. When used appropriately, social media can complement and strengthen already existing advocacy strategies and amplify education about a topic. The AAP and SOPT engage on different social media platforms, follow, like, and join the conversation.