Welcome to the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP) Residents page! Pediatric residents play a key role in the PA AAP. Two residents are liaisons to the Board of Directors and have an active voice in the policies and programs of the chapter. The PA AAP holds a Resident Career Day every Fall for PL2s which highlights career opportunities, loan forgiveness, applying for a fellowship and work/life balance. In addition, once per state legislative session, the PA AAP holds a Legislative Advocacy Day in the state Capitol with a focus on an active bill that the chapter supports for passage. All PA residency programs have the opportunity to send interested residents to this unique experience. For more information on opportunities for residents with the PA Chapter, contact us.

The AAP is organized into state chapters and chapters are clustered into districts. Pennsylvania is in District III. To connect with your national AAP District III Section on Medical Students, Residents and Fellowship Trainees (SOMSRFT) representatives:

Every residency program designates a Program Delegate(s) to represent their organization in SOMSRFT. SOMSFRT created a national advocacy campaign in 2005, and have been building momentum ever since. Our current campaign is P.A.V.E. the Way to Firearm Prevention.

The AAP offers CATCH grants, Dyson Awards and other support to enable your own local advocacy work.

Other important links:
National Health Service Corps

PA Loan Repayment Program through the PA Dept of Health

PA State Board of Medicine - Licensure Information

PA CME Requirements (see pdf)
PA School Immunization Requirements