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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.

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)

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)

CLICK HERE to apply for the ABOVE positions. Deadline is September 1, 2016. Please note, you'll be asked to upload a current copy of your CV and a statement of interest (approximately 300-500 words).

The following positions have a deadline of November 1st, 2016. Application will be available mid-August.

Section Liaisons - click here to view the position description
2 year term
(term begins January 2017)
* Check back mid-August for specific section liaison positions

Strategic Planning Workgroup Members - position description coming soon
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 deadlines in the coming year. More information will be posted soon.

Advocacy Campaign Co-Chairs - position description coming soon
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)
*Check back in February 2017 for application

SOPT Pediatrics Editor - position description coming soon
2 year term


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