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What is American Academy of Pediatrics?

The American Academy of Pediatrics ( 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.

Is Michigan Chapter membership contingent on National AAP membership?

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 state chapter but not to the national AAP.

Do I need to be board certified in pediatrics to join the Michigan Chapter?

No. Board Certification is not required to join the Chapter. However, you do need board certification in pediatrics to join the national AAP.

What are the different levels of membership?

      • MIAAP Fellow Membership (includes Candidate, Affiliate/Associate and Specialty)- $150
      • Physician’s Assistant – $150
      • Nurse Practitioner – $150
      • Post Residency Training Member – $50
      • Retired Membership- $50
      • Resident Membership- $25

Benefits of membership for all levels:

      • Networking with pediatric professionals statewide
      • Access to policy expertise on state child health issues
      • Contribute to policy development on federal and state levels
      • Technical assistance to be an advocate
      • CME opportunities with Michigan specific topics
      • Advocacy for practices on payment/reimbursement issues
      • Access to technical assistant for coding questions

Can medical students participate in MIAAP?

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.

How do I become a Fellow of the national AAP?

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 or calling the Division of Member Services at 800/433-9016.

How do I pay my Chapter dues?

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 or (517) 484-3013.

Can I pay my dues by credit card?

Yes. The national AAP accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.