Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
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|Q: Does the Section on Anesthesiology charge dues?
A: Although some sections charge annual dues ranging from $20 to $50, the Section on Anesthesiology and
Pain Medicine does not.
Q: How long does it take to process a full fellow Section Membership Application or a Specialty Fellow
A: Generally one to two weeks after the application, supporting documentation and membership dues have been
received. Your application will be reviewed by the Division of Member Services to be sure it is complete and will be
forwarded to the Membership Chairperson of the Section on Ahesthesiology and Pain Medicine. You will be
notified upon approval.
Q: How long does it take to process an application for Section Affiliate Membership Application?
A: Four to six months. The names of affiliate applicants do not have to be posted in AAP News.
Q: I need two sponsors. Who can sponsor me?
A: Applicants for Section Fellow, Specialty Fellow, and Section Affiliate require sponsor statements from two colleagues who can provide evidence of high ethical and professional standing and specialty experience. The two sponsor letters can come from any combination of sponsor category, but in order of preference the categories are:
1. Fellow/Specialty Fellow of the AAP Section on Anesthesiology who resides within the same geographic area as the applicant;
2. Fellow/Specialty Fellow of the AAP Section on Anesthesiology who does not reside in the same geographic area as the applicant;
3. Fellow/Specialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics who is not a Section member, but who resides in the same geographic area as the applicant.
Q: How can I find out who is a member of the Section on Anesthesiology (and a potential sponsor?)
A: A roster (name and city/state only) is posted on the Anesthesiology website. If you need a phone number for a specific individual, you can contact the Section Manager at email@example.com.
Q: I am already an AAP Fellow. Why should I join the Section on Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine?
A: Join one or more of the Academy's many surgical, medical subspecialty, or multi-disciplinary Sections to get added value from your AAP membership. Over 18,500 AAP members (35% of our membership) belong to at least one Section, including 9000 pediatric residents who automatically belong to the AAP Resident Section when they join as a Resident Fellow. The primary purpose of AAP Sections is education. Programs developed by Sections constitute more than half of the educational programming at AAP Annual and Spring meetings. Only Section members are chosen as faculty for Section-sponsored lectures. Sections are also involved in policy development, public education, and advocacy. As a Section member you will have the opportunity to share ideas with and learn from colleagues who share your specific interests and/or subspecialty background.