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 News & Views 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).

SOPT Pediatrics Monthly Column

Pediatrics has provided SOPT with the opportunity to contribute to the Monthly Features section of the journal featuring manuscripts written by trainees in pediatrics. This SOPT column joins four other stellar columns in the Monthly Features section: (1) Global Health; (2) the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP); (3) the Historical Perspectives; and (4) Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Column submissions are accepted on a rolling basis and may be emailed directly to the SOPT Monthly Feature editorial board.

Social Media

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, and 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 a variety of different social media platforms that we encourage you to follow, like, and join the conversation.

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