Medical Students

The Alabama Chapter-American Academy of Pediatrics (AL-AAP) is not only the professional home of practicing pediatricians across Alabama, but also the best place for Alabama medical students to take important first steps in developing career-long bonds with our state’s pediatricians and professional habits to build in their journey to become a pediatrician.

Here are some ways that the AL-AAP is working with and for medical students, as well as resources and helpful links.
 

How medical students benefit from membership in the Alabama Chapter-AAP (and membership is FREE for students!)

  • Waived conference registration fees
    - 2018 Annual Meeting:  September 28 – 30, 2018, Hyatt Regency Birmingham-The Wynfrey Hotel
    - 2019 Spring Meeting:  May 2 – 5, 2019, Sandestin Golf & Beach Resort, Destin, FL (limited scholarships; apply here.)

  • Important connections to practicing pediatricians, including mentorship opportunities!
  • Advocacy Sessions.  Chapter leaders can provide education to medical students on advocacy and AAP involvement. 
  • Advocacy Opportunities
    • Free attendance at Annual Pediatric Legislative Day each Spring in Montgomery at Alabama State House
    • Involvement in Chapter-driven advocacy initiatives, such as the #IAmMedicaid social media campaign
    • Opportunity to get involved in national AAP advocacy project (currently, “Access 4 Kids”)
  • All of the general benefits of Chapter membership.
     

Resources 

AAP National Links

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Social Media 

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 Medical students at the Spring Meeting, alongside their sponsors

Medical students at the Spring Meeting, alongside their sponsors

 Who is mentoring whom?  Medical students and practicing pediatricians alike, learning how to be "Tweetiatricians!"

Who is mentoring whom?  Medical students and practicing pediatricians alike, learning how to be "Tweetiatricians!"