The American Academy of Pediatrics (www.aap.org) is an organization of over 60,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults.
No. In the AAP, you can be a member of the national and not the state Chapter, and vice versa. The overwhelming majority of our members are members of both; but we do have some members who belong to the Chapter but not to the national AAP.
No. Board Certification is not required to join the Chapter. However, you do need board certification in pediatrics to join the national AAP.
Medical Students are invited to join the Section on Medical Students, Residents, and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) of the AAP at no charge. Participants are invited to attend MIAAP open forum meetings, the Annual Conference, and other educational opportunities. MIAAP membership begins at the residency level.
To become a Fellow, one must be board-certified by the American Board of Pediatrics. The Academy sends all newly board-certified diplomats an application for membership, but any board-certified pediatrician may request an application by sending an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org or calling the Division of Member Services at 800/433-9016.
Dues are paid either to the MIAAP office by completing the membership form and mailing it, along with payment, to 106 W. Allegan, Suite 310, Lansing, MI 48933, or you can log on to the national office website and pay for the National and Chapter membership together. The national AAP forwards Chapter dues to MIAAP. For more information, contact Laura Wagoner at email@example.com or (517) 484-3013.
Yes. The national AAP accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.