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Membership Categories

Society Member


Physicians who are not Fellows of the Academy, but are practicing pediatrics. Society Members have the rights and privileges of Fellows except that Society Members may not vote on matters relating to the business of the Academy and may not hold the offices of President, Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer of the Chapter.

Chapter Fellow


Physicians who are Fellows in good standing in the American Academy of Pediatrics (the “Academy”). Fellows have the right to vote and to hold any office or honor within the Chapter.



Physicians and dentists who are interested in pediatrics, and who are practicing in fields related to pediatrics. Affiliate Members may participate in activities of the Chapter, but cannot vote or hold office.



Physicians who are enrolled in the first, second or third year of pediatric training programs that are approved for credit toward certification. Residents may not vote or hold office.

Medical Students


Medical Student Members must be enrolled in a medical school accredited by the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC) or the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM).



Any Fellow or Society Member in good standing who has reached the age of seventy (70) years will be granted Emeritus status. Upon approval by the Executive Committee, Emeritus status is also available to Fellows or Society Members at any age for reasons related to health or other circumstances. Emeritus members may not vote or hold office.



Distinguished pediatricians or other individuals who have made exceptional contributions to child health may be elected to receive this honor. Honorary Members may participate in activities of the organization but may not vote or hold office.

Allied Health Professionals


Licensed Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants delivering child health care in collaborative practice with a licensed medical doctor or a government agency. Allied Health Professionals have the rights and privileges of physician members but they cannot vote, hold office or chair committees.
This membership category must be sponsored by a VAAAP member pediatrician.