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Open Leadership Opportunities

Over the last year, in addition to changing our name from SOMSRFT to the sleek new SOPT, we have worked to enhance and update our leadership structure. This new structure will help make our Section more efficient, streamline our communication and create more opportunities for trainees to engage as leaders within the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

Now that the structure is built, it is time to start filling these positions with dedicated, passionate pediatric leaders!

Below you will find all of the open positions, a link to their position descriptions, and a link to the application. Click here to see an overview of the new governance structure, in addition to more information on each of the positions, how they are selected and qualifications. Please note that for some of the positions it is required that you attend the AAP National Conference and Exhibition in San Francisco. Specifically, our SOPT Assembly, which is Saturday, October 22nd.

THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS HAVE A SEPTEMBER 15, 2016 DEADLINE. CLICK HERE to apply for the below positions. Please note, you'll be asked to upload a current copy of your CV and a statement of interest (approximately 300-500 words).

Chair-Elect - click here to view the position description
3 year term; 1 year as Chair-Elect, 1 year as Chair, 1 year as Immediate Past Chair
(term begins October 2016)

Exec Coordinator of Resident Initiatives - click here to view the position description
1 year term; can be re-elected
(term begins October 2016)

Exec Coordinator of Fellow Initiatives - click here to view the position description
1 year term; can be re-elected
(term begins October 2016)

Exec Coordinator of Medical Student Initiatives - click here to view the position description
1 year term
(term begins October 2016)

Exec Coordinator of Communications - click here to view the position description
1 year term; can be re-elected
(term begins October 2016)

Exec Coordinator of Governance - click here to view the position description
1 year term; can be re-elected
(term begins October 2016)

Exec Coordinator of Liaisons - click here to view the position description
1 year term; can be re-elected
(term begins October 2016)

Fellowship Trainee District Representatives (DR) - click here to view the position description
For 2016, only DR position isavailable and is a 2 year term
(term begins October 2016)

Resident District Representatives (DR) - click here to view the position description
Resident Assistant District Representatives (ADR) - click here to view the position description
For 2016, DR position is a 1 year term and ADR is a 2 year term
(term begins October 2016)

Medical Student Assistant District Representatives (ADR) - click here to view the position description
1 year term; 1st year as ADR, 2nd year as DR
(term begins October 2016)


THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS HAVE A DEADLINE OF NOVEMBER 1, 2016. CLICK HERE to apply for the below positions. Please note, you'll be asked to upload a current copy of your CV and a statement of interest (approximately 300-500 words).

Section Liaisons - click here to view the position description
2 year term
(term begins January 2017)
The following liaison positions are open:
AMA/Resident Fellow Section (AMA-RFS) – must be a resident/fellow; 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Epidemiology, Public Health and Evidence (SOEPHE) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Section on Hospital Medicine (SOHM) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Section on Oral Health (SOOH) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Council on Pediatric Subspecialties (CoPS) – must be a fellow; 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Section on Tobacco Control (SOTCo) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Pediatric Care Online Editorial Advisory Board (PCO EAB) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Committee on Psychosocial Aspects of Child and Family Health (COPACFH) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Section on Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Health and Wellness (SOLGBT) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Council on Foster Care, Adoption, & Kinship Care (COFCAKC) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Section on Home Care (SOHCa) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)
Section on Uniformed Services (SOUS) – 2-year term (term begins January 2017)

Strategic Planning Workgroup Members - click here to view the position description
1 year term
(term begins January 2017)

Clinical Case Program Co-Chair - click here to view the position description
2 year term; must be a resident/fellowship trainee for 2016 application cycle
(term begins January 2017)


THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS HAVE A DEADLINE IN THE COMING YEAR. More information will be posted in December 2016.

SOPT Pediatrics Editor - click here to view the position description
2 year term
(term begins January 2017)

Advocacy Campaign Co-Chairs - click here to view the position description
1 year term
(term begins January 2017)

Resolution Task Force (RTF) Members - click here to view the position description
1 year term
(term begins March 2017)


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