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Membership in AAP-OC allows your voice to be united with over 500 pediatricians in Orange County who advocate for optimal physical, mental and social well-being for all children at both local and national levels.

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Office: 949-752-2787

Executive Director:
Jamie McDonald, MPH, MCHES
Executive Director
Direct: 949-752-2787

Benefits of Membership Include:

  • Practice Support
  • Networking
  • Community Engagement
  • Educational Programs

Community Involvement

  • Adolescent Health
  • Developmental Screening
  • Food Insecurity
  • Immunization
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity Prevention
  • Perinatal Health (nutrition, safe sleep, care coordination)
  • Reach Out and Read
  • School Health

Education/Professional Support

  • Annual Current Advances in Pediatrics Conference
  • Access to local AAP-sponsored Continuing Medical Education Events and educational programs, as well as social and networking events free of charge or at a discounted rate
  • Weekly electronic newsletters and announcements


Serve on Chapter Committees:

  • Continuing Medical Education Committee
  • Finance Committee
  • Information Technology Committee
  • Mental/School Health Committee
  • Young Physicians Committee

Advocacy on Your Behalf

Membership in AAP-OC allows your voice to be heard locally and in Sacramento on children’s health issues that concern general and subspecialty pediatricians, from reimbursement to accessible and affordable care.

Membership FAQs

How do I apply for Membership?

Apply Here

Do I have to be a member of the national AAP in order to be a member of AAP-OC?

Although it is encouraged, you do not have to maintain membership in the national AAP to be an AAP-OC member.

How much does it cost to be a member of the AAP-OC?

Standard membership dues for the AAP-OC cost $225 per year. Membership for students and residents are complimentary. Post-residency, retired, and Chapter affiliate members may join at a reduced rate.

What are the different member categories?

  • Fellow: Applicants must have received initial board certification in pediatrics from an approved Board.
  • Specialty Fellow: Applicants must be certified by Boards other than the Boards that qualify them for Fellow and meet the requirements as determined by the specialty section through which they apply.
  • Emeritus/ Retired Fellow
  • Candidate Member: Completed training in a pediatric or surgical residency that is approved for credit toward certification by an eligible Board.
  • Post-Residency Training Member: Fellowship trainees in a pediatric subspecialty or surgical fellowship training program.
  • Resident Member: Currently enrolled in an approved pediatric residency program.
  • Chapter Affiliate (Allied Health, Dentist, Nurse, Parent/Family, Professional Staff, Non-health care)
  • Chapter Affiliate Student: Available to students who are enrolled in an accredited medical school.