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 are not a member of the APPD and would like to be, please contact the residency program director or coordinator and ask to be included.

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 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 2016-2017.

$1900 Basic Dues Structure (Institutional/Program membership): Annual dues are $1900 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 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 12 more covered members at $175 each in Tier 1.

TIER 2

$4175 Dues Structure: If you are adding more than 12 individuals to your Basic Dues, the online dues system will automatically move you to this tier. This option will cover membership for a total of up to 20 individuals (not including the core personnel included in your Basic Dues) from your accredited pediatric program. Additional members from 21 to 24 will be $175 each.

TIER 3

$4875 Dues Structure: If you are adding more than 24 individuals to your Basic Dues, the online dues system will automatically move you to this tier. This option will cover membership for a total of up to 31 individuals (not including the core personnel included in your Basic Dues) from your accredited pediatric program. Additional members from 32 to 40 will be $175 each.

TIER 4

$6600 Unlimited Dues Structure: If you are adding more than 40 individuals to your Basic Dues, the online dues system will automatically move you to this tier. This covers an unlimited number of individuals within an accredited pediatric program.

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 Designated Institute Official (DIO) member category - which is included in the Basic dues.

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.