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Annual Chapter Dues

  • Fellow, Associate, Associate, Candidate, Affiliate: $135
  • Residents and Medical Students: $0

Dues are 100% tax-deductible!

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Why Join the AAP DC Chapter?

Annual Advocacy Day

A half-day of learning through guest speakers, workshops and practice on how to advocate for our profession and childrens’ health.. Topics have included: creating equitable systems of care, gun violence prevention, a career as an advocate, as well as social media and traditional media best practices.

 Advocate for Profession

The DC AAP is your voice at the table with the DC Department of Health, the Medical Society of the District of Columbia and with the National American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Develop Your Career & Leadership Networks

    The DC AAP can help you build your professional networks throughout the District. Here is how you can develop professionally:

    • Lead committees at the District level
    • Opportunities at the National AAP
    • Develop collaborations outside practice
    • Apply for grants to support your interest

    Enhance Skills


    • Increase your knowledge of and participation in legislative activities at a state level
    • Increase involvement in the legislative arena to positively influence the quality of pediatric practice and the welfare of children and adolescents in Maryland
    • Build coalitions with other organizations working toward improving children’s health and well-being
    • Promote the interests of DC pediatricians within the AAP
    • Promote fair reimbursements for pediatricians in the District


      • Participate in chapter committees and task forces in areas that interest you
      • Be nominated to participate in national committees as openings become available
      • Participate in Quality Improvement projects


      • Network with other pediatricians with similar interests
      • Improve chapter membership participation on National AAP projects and committees
      • Join us for opportunities to meet your colleagues throughout the District
      • Receive chapter communications and other informative mailings and e-blasts
      • Attend Continuing Medical Education meetings sponsored by the Chapter
      • Attend Continuing Medical Education meetings sponsored by other providers

        Strategic Pillars of Work

        Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

        With a lens focused on our external programming as well as the work within the pediatric community, we identify, measure, and monitor the work or DEI within the Chapter.


        We strive to highlight pediatric health access and equity within the District of Columbia with an emphasis on “birth to three” initiatives and to be the “go to” pediatric voice.

        Financial Health and Stability

        We are building financial strength within the Chapter through diversified funding streams (e.g., memberships, sponsorships, partnerships and grants) to enable the Chapter to more fully execute its strategic goals and advance the pediatric profession in the District of Columbia.

        Organizational Health

        We work to ensure that DMV pediatricians and affiliated practitioners understand the value of membership. We build value by constantly assessing the needs of our members and providing programming and resources to assist in the daily practice of pediatric health.

        Chapter Programmatic Focus

        Through grants and key partnerships, we identify key health issues to focus our membership and resources on supporting better health in DC. For 2021, we continue to focus on Lead Quality Improvement with the DC Health Dept and an innovative texting program for parents, with an emphasis on education and screening before 26 months.