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									     “Five Minute Guide”
            to the
American Academy of Pediatrics
             2012
Outline
   AAP mission & structure
   SOMSRFT
   Membership resources & advocacy
   How to get involved
   Useful websites & contacts
Mission
AAP Mission Statement - founded in 1930
“To attain optimal, physical, mental, and social health
  and well being for all infants, children, adolescents
                   and young adults.”
Membership
 60,000+ member voices for children
 Largest organization of pediatricians in the
  United States
 42% of members are < 40 years old
 98% of residents are AAP members
Structure
                  National Executive
                      Committee
   10
Districts                  Sections      Councils    Committees
 Regional


               SOMSRFT                SOYP
Chapters    Section on Medical    Section on Young
                 Students,           Physicians
              Residents, and
            Fellowship Trainees
Structure Breakdown
 Chapters
     Each district is divided into chapters (often a state)
     Each chapter has its own leadership board
     Many chapters have designated SOMSRFT leaders
     Chapter websites:
      http://www.aap.org/member/chapters/chapters.htm

 Sections
   Group of AAP members with similar interests or career-stage
   Requirements and dues to join vary by section
   SOMSRFT membership is free for residents & fellowship
    trainees
   Section websites: www.aap.org/sections/shome.htm
Structure: 10 Districts




Military Programs
East = District I
West = District VIII
Structure Breakdown
 Committees
   Board appointed experts in various
    specialties
   Develop AAP policy

 Councils
   New addition to the hierarchy
   Mergers of a section and committee
SOMSRFT: Mission
Section founded in 1989

Mission:
   “The AAP Section on Medical Students,
     Residents and Fellowship Trainees will
 advocate for its members, develop leadership
  within the section, and educate members on
      how to advocate for infants, children,
        adolescents and young adults.”
SOMSRFT: Membership
 12,500+ members         Fellowship
                           Trainees
                                                Medical
                                                Students
  Largest Section in
   the AAP                                  1000
                                  1800
  Nearly all residents
   are members


                                       Residents

                                         9700
SOMSRFT: Leadership
Executive Committee
   20 District Representatives
   3 Subcommittee Chairs
      Medical Student
      Fellowship Trainee
      Mentorship
35 Section Liaisons
Chapter Reps
Program Delegates
   Communicate important
    information to and from the residency program
SOMSRFT: Strategic Initiatives
•   Revised in 2011
•   Centralized financial planning resources
•   Mentorship with members and Academy
    leaders
•   Networking in education, career, and
    leadership guidance
•   YPConnection – private networking site
•   Advocacy campaigns
    SOMSRFT: Advocacy Campaign
       2008: Target Tobacco
       2009: ImmuneWise
       2010: Team Healthy - Obesity
       2011: Vote for Kids
       2012: Early Childhood Literacy




For more on AAP Advocacy, visit:
http://www2.aap.org/commpeds/CPTI/training-modules.cfm
Education
 Redbook

 Pediatrics

 AAP News

 AAP Smart Brief

 National Conference and
  Exhibition (NCE)
Education
 Subspecialty CME courses

 Pediatric Care Online (PCO)
   www.pediatriccareonline.org
   Includes Bright Futures
   Supported in part by Mead Johnson Nutrition


 PediaLink

 PREP The Curriculum
   Supported in part by Abbott Nutrition


 EQIPP
Education: Patient & Parent Resources
 HealthyChildren.org

 AAP Bookstore

 Patient Pamphlets

 eBooks
Practice Support
 PedJobs
 Practice Support Information on aap.org
 Pediatric Care Online (PCO)
 Coding Hotline
 Section on Administration and Practice Management
  (SOAPM)
 Guide for graduating residents & fellowship trainees
    www.aap.org/ypn/r/life_after/aap_afterresidency.html
Funding Opportunities
 Dyson Award
 Research Grants
 International Elective Award
   Additional awards available for Canadian citizens
    on behalf of the Choquette Family Foundation
 Program Delegate Award (NCE)
 Resident (hardship) Scholarships
 Legislative Conference/Chapter Advocacy
  Summit Grants
 CATCH grants
How to get involved
 Contact Chapter Leaders
   Join a chapter committee
   Join in chapter advocacy efforts
 Participate in SOMSRFT
   Program delegates
   Chapter representatives
   Liaisons
 Get connected online
   YoungPeds Network – www.aap.org/ypn
   YPConnection – http://ypn.aap.org
   Facebook – SOMSRFT page
Questions?
 Program Director
 AAP Program Delegate
 SOMSRFT District
  Coordinators
 AAP Contact:
   Julie Raymond
   Manager, Young Physician Initiatives
   jraymond@aap.org

								
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