As a medical student member of the AAP, you can explore the rewarding possibilities in pediatrics. Connect with other medical students, residents, and fellowship trainees as you build a solid foundation for your career as a pediatrician!

General Information for Medical Student Members:

Access to AAP Publications:

  • AAP News (online) – The official news magazine of AAP
  • Pediatrics (online) – The official journal of the AAP
  • Pediatrics in Review (online) – Peer-reviewed content in a wide array of topics delivered monthly
  • Red Book® Online – The premier pediatric infectious disease reference
  • eBreakingNews and AAP News OnCall

​Access to SOPT Publications:

  • News & Views Blog – Learn more about SOPT and the AAP opportunities and events, as well as learn from other trainees' experiences.
  • The PIG Pen – A monthly publication put together by the Medical Student Committee highlighting opportunities, events, and resources for medical students.
  • Internal Medicine-Pediatrics 101 – A comprehensive webpage with information and resources for those medical students interested in a career in Med-Peds.
  • PIG Resource Guide – Opportunities and ideas for Pediatric Interest Group leaders and members.

Participate in the Annual SOPT Advocacy Campaign:

Join the AAP Mentorship Program:

  • Mentorship is an important tool for professional development and has been linked to greater productivity, career advancement, and professional satisfaction. In a matter of minutes, you can fill out a profile and be matched with a mentor.

Apply for SOPT Leadership Opportunities:

  • Medical Student Committee – 20 medical students (2 per district) serve as district representatives. Every year, 10 positions open for election.
  • Medical Student Delegate – One medical student from each medical school serves as a liaison between their medical school and the Medical Student Committee.
  • There are many additional leadership opportunities.

Attend the AAP National Conference:

  • FREE registration for the Conference for medical student members.
  • SOPT Clinical Case Program – Medical students can submit abstracts of interesting cases they have come across in their training through the Academy's online abstract submission process.
  • SOPT and Medical Student Plenary Session – Sessions specifically designed for medical students on preparing for residency, subspecialties, etc..

Gain Access to Scholarships & Savings:

  • Various scholarships, grants and awards available for medical students for research, community projects, travel, and much more.
  • Concur – Internet booking engine for members to book their own air reservations.
  • Save money with member discounts on AAP products, services, and meetings.
  • Save money with Member Advantage Programs in credit cards, car rentals, office supplies, and more.

AAP & SOPT Websites & Social Media:

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