Membership Information

Membership Information
Membership in the Association of Pediatric Program Directors is through pediatric residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and those hospitals in Canada approved by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons to provide residency training programs in Pediatrics.

Individuals are added each year to their program's membership by the pediatric residency director. If you would like to become a member of the APPD, please contact the residency program director or coordinator at your institution and inquire whether you could be included in the institutional membership. If that is not an option, please contact info@appd.org for additional membership information.

Active participation in the APPD is one of the best investments you can make with your limited time. APPD is a network of colleagues, all of whom are facing daily the same issues you are. One of the unique advantages of APPD is the opportunity to do with others what you cannot do by yourself as a program director, department chair, associate director, or coordinator. The camaraderie and esprit de corps among pediatric program directors, department chairs, associate directors, and coordinators is a tremendous bonding influence and a source of welcomed support as the issues of the day are faced.

Benefits
The greatest benefits of APPD are in connections, networking and personal relationships. APPD serves you in your personal growth, career development, program improvement, and service to faculty, trainees, and the patients we all care for. There are also many tangible benefits including:

  • Representation before national affiliates and regulatory organizations
  • Special Updates on important issues facing pediatric residency programs
  • Opportunity to provide input toward formulation of the APPD Official Position through surveys, forums, conference calls, discussion boards, etc.
  • Access to the revamped APPD Share Warehouse where you may search for helpful information, as well as submit your own shared documents
  • Participation in APPD educational programs
  • Leadership opportunities and chance to nominate colleagues/peers for leadership roles and awards
  • Career development/Mentoring Program/promotions support
  • Participation in coordinated and collaborative educational research through APPD LEARN (Longitudinal Educational Assessment Research Network)
  • Opportunity to apply for APPD LEAD (Leadership in Educational Academic Development), focusing on organizational leadership, competency-based curriculum development, faculty development, residency and fellowship program administration, scholarship and career development.
  • Access to the APPD Member Directory where you may search for individuals by name, region and program (including viewing the complete APPD member roster from any program)
  • Task Force and Pediatric Education Group (PEG) activities
  • Organization at the regional level
  • Regular receipt of APPD communications (monthly APPD e-Bulletin and other topical emails)
  • Notification through frequent email blasts of breaking news and issues of importance to pediatric residency programs
  • Membership in a community of educators with access and networking opportunities with others in the field
  • Availability of discussion boards/wikis on the APPD website for communication with other members
  • With prior approval, complimentary posting of "Positions Available" and/or "Meetings of Interest" on APPD website

Dues
The APPD membership dues year is from July 1-June 30. Listed below are the dues structure for 2017-2018.

TIER 1

$2000 Basic Dues Structure (Institutional/Program membership): Annual dues are $2000 per accredited pediatric program and includes the following core personnel: Pediatric Residency Program Director, the Department Chair, the Designated Institute Official, one Associate Program Director, one Fellowship Program Director, and one Pediatric Residency Program Coordinator. (In addition, all Chief Residents, current and rising, may be added without affecting the program's dues.) You may add up to 10 more covered members at $200 each in Tier 1.

TIER 2

$5000 Dues Structure: Basic+ includes Core Personnel plus 11-20 additional individuals

TIER 3

$6000 Dues Structure: + includes Core Personnel plus 21-40 individuals

TIER 4

$7000 Unlimited Dues Structure: Basic+ includes Core Personnel plus 41 or more individuals

Programs are strongly encouraged to add all key educational faculty/personnel. This includes, but is not limited to: global health educators, QI specialists, vice chairs of education, fellowship program directors and coordinators, all associate program directors, etc. Please note that we have a membership category specifically for the DIO (Designated Institute Official) at your institution. DIO membership is included in the Basic dues amount.

REGIONAL DUES (Mandatory)
In addition to APPD dues, we are collecting regional dues from all regions except Southeast. Regional dues amounts vary by region and are being collected from each program for purposes specified by your region.

Please contact your regional chairs if you have questions (see Council of Regional Chairs information https://www.appd.org/activities/regions.cfm).

FAQ- Common membership/new member questions

See the FAQ section with answers to common membership questions.