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Find your pediatric professional home.

Join with over 67,000 other pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists to care for the whole child. Stay connected to all areas of pediatrics with the AAP as your link with the general pediatric community. Membership offers opportunities for scholarly pursuits from speaking to authoring policy statements that can distinguish you as an expert in your pediatric specialty.

Join as a Specialty Fellow


Membership Requirements

Specialty Fellow Members must be certified by a Board other than a pediatric board (i.e. The American Board of Pediatrics or the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics). Specialty Fellows must meet the requirements as determined by the section/council through which they are applying. Specific criteria sheets can be viewed here. Please check the requirements for the applicable section/council before submitting the application. Specialty Fellow applicants will be required to join their specialty section/council.

Sections and Councils are the professional home within the AAP for pediatric surgical specialists. As a section member, you will:

  • Help develop policy, clinical guidelines, and research
  • Participate in education development for pediatricians, surgical specialists and medical subspecialists in your area of expertise
  • Engage in scholarly pursuits such speaking, writing, and other content development
  • Hold leadership positions on section/council executive committees and subcommittees
  • Participate in CPT and payer advocacy in your area of pediatric medicine
  • Stay connected via section/council member-only content on collaboration sites, topic-specific eNewsletters, and regular listserv updates
Annual Dues $675.00


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