Membership Benefits

I already belong to the National AAP. Why should I become a member of the Oregon Chapter?


  • Increase your knowledge of – and participation in – advocacy for children at a local and state level to influence the quality of pediatric practice and the welfare of children.
  • Collaborate and partner with other organizations to improve children’s health and well-being.
  • Promote the interests of Oregon pediatricians in the American Academy of Pediatrics.



  • Join other state, district, and national pediatric chapters to improve child health and well-being.
  • Participate in state chapter committees in your areas of interest.


  • Join with like-minded pediatricians to support quality health care, advocacy, and improvement in community child health.
  • Learn about opportunities for career enhancement.



  • Receive updates about child health, advocacy, and issues important to practicing pediatricians.
  • Earn MOC Part 4 credit at no cost to members for START (screening tool and referral training) and data collection around developmental screening in well-child care.
  • Attend continuing medical education meetings.

OPS Membership Categories

Fellow  $150
A Fellow or Specialty Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Voting rights.

General  $150
MD or DO physicians who limit practice to specialty in pediatrics and are not AAP Fellows. Voting rights.

Associate  $150
May include: Naturopathic Doctors, Physician Assistants, Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, Registered Nurses, Pediatric Dentists, Child Psychologists, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists, Child Advocates, and other Community Leaders. No voting rights.

Fellows-in-Training  $75
Resident or Fellow enrolled in an ACGME-accredited pediatric or surgical training program. Voting rights if board certified.

Resident  $0
Any physician enrolled in PL-1, PL-2 or PL-3 of a pediatric residency training program. No voting rights.

Senior  $0
Physicians age 65 years of age or older AND not in active practice. Voting rights if meets qualifications of Fellow or General membership.

Student  $0
May include: medical students, nurse practitioner students, physician assistant students, etc. No voting rights.

We're Stronger Together

Joining the Oregon chapter is a separate process from national AAP membership. It’s easy to become a new OPS member or to renew online. For more information, please contact Membership Manager Cheryl Matushak.

Donations of any amount are sincerely appreciated, and support our child-health advocacy work.

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Portland, OR 97225

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