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The American Pediatric Surgical Association (APSA) encompasses nearly all pediatric surgeons in the United States and more within North America and worldwide. APSA provides a community specific to the interests and needs of the pediatric surgeon, as well as CME, training and educational opportunities. We encourage all pediatric surgeons to apply for membership.

Current APSA members: Renew Your Membership

Membership applications are reviewed continually throughout the year. Review the member types below. Not sure which membership is right for you? Contact us.

Completed applications are reviewed by the Membership & Credentials Committee and forwarded to the Board of Governors for final approval. Member induction ceremony for Regular, Associate and International members takes place at the APSA annual meeting.

Membership Type Eligible Individuals Dues
Medical Student Member Medical Students in good standing at an accredited US or Canadian medical school No dues
Resident Member General surgery residents or in a training position during or after completion of the residency, but not yet a resident/fellow in an ACGME approved training program in pediatric surgery No dues
Candidate Member Matched or be in a Pediatric Surgery fellowship $75
Regular Member Practicing pediatric surgeons post training, board eligible or board certified in pediatric surgery by the ABS or the RCSC $525
Associate Member

Associate membership shall be extended to a person who has been predominately in the practice of pediatric surgery, except as may be required by emergency care or special circumstances.

$525
International Member Pediatric surgeon who does not live or practice in a U.S. territory or Canada Dues based on geographic location
Senior Member Any member 70 or older and retired from practice No dues
Charter Member Charter membership established and closed in 1970 No dues
Honorary Member Awarded in special circumstances No dues

Discounts – Resources – Education – Collaboration – Networking – Community

  • Pediatric Surgery Library – countless resources for attendings, trainees, patients/families
  • NEW! PedSurgTV – year-round, topical educational programming
  • Enjoy discounted registration for in-person and virtual annual meetings, subscription to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery and CME program
  • Join nearly 400 volunteers in committee service
  • Access APSA’s member directory
  • Collaborate with the pediatric surgery community
  • Receive pediatric surgery-specific news

TRANSFER TO A DIFFERENT MEMBER TYPE

If you are currently a member and are eligible to transfer to a different member type, select the appropriate link below.

RESIDENT MEMBERS APPLYING FOR CANDIDATE MEMBERSHIP

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CANDIDATE MEMBERS APPLYING FOR REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

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NOTE: your application must be completed within 24 hours of the start time.  Incomplete applications are deleted from the system if not completed within 24 hours.  Be sure you have all of the required documents prior to starting an application.

REGULAR MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

  • Must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States or Canada.
  • Must be board eligible or board certified in pediatric surgery by the American Board of Surgery or by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
  • Must have completed his/her training in an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-approved position or equivalent Royal College of Surgeons of Canada (RCSC)-approved program.
  • Must have a practice devoted predominately to pediatric surgery, except as may be required by emergency care or special circumstance.

Dues
Annual member dues are $525.

Application

To apply for Regular Membership, you must complete an application.

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Apply for Regular Membership

CANDIDATE MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

  • Must be currently licensed to practice medicine in the United States or Canada.
  • Must be board eligible or board certified in general surgery by the American Board of Surgery or the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada.
  • Matched or in Pediatric Surgery Fellowship in an ACGME- or RCSC-approved pediatric surgical fellowship.

An individual may remain a candidate member until December 31 of the year of fellowship completion.  If candidate membership expires, one may still apply for regular membership at any time in the future. Candidate membership is not mandatory in order to qualify for regular membership.

Dues
Annual member dues are $75.

Application

To apply for Candidate Membership, you must complete an application.

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Apply for Candidate Membership

ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

  • Must be licensed to practice medicine in the United States or Canada.
  • Associate membership shall be extended to a person who has been predominately in the practice of pediatric surgery, except as may be required by emergency care or special circumstances.
  • An applicant for Associate Membership may have a non-traditional training background.

Applications for this member type are evaluated on an individual basis.

Dues
Annual member dues are $525.

Application

To apply for Associate Membership, you must complete an application.

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Apply for Associate Membership

RESIDENT MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

Must be a general surgery resident in good standing in an ACGME- or RCSC-approved residency program or in a training position during or after completion of the residency, but not yet a fellow in an ACGME- or RCSC-approved pediatric surgery fellowship.

The term of membership will be for one year and will automatically expire after one year unless a written request for extension, accompanied by verification of continued enrollment, is submitted to APSA Headquarters.

Dues
There are no dues for Resident Membership.

Application

To apply for Resident Membership, you must complete an application.

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Apply for Resident Membership

MEDICAL STUDENT MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

Must be a medical student in good standing in an accredited medical school in US or Canada.

The term of membership will be for one year and will automatically expire after one year unless a written request for extension, accompanied by verification of continued enrollment, is submitted to APSA Headquarters.

Dues
There are no dues for Medical Student Membership.

Application

To apply for Medical Student Membership, you must complete an application.

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Apply for Medical Student Membership

INTERNATIONAL MEMBERSHIP

Eligibility

Physicians who do not live or practice surgery within the Territory of the United States or Canada, and who do not otherwise meet criteria for regular membership, may apply for International Membership.

Dues
Annual member dues are based on geographic location.

Application

Please contact APSA headquarters at membership@apsapedsurg.org to obtain a membership application:

  • Include your name
  • Include the country where you practice pediatric surgery so we can provide the appropriate application form and assess appropriate membership fees

Click here to view application requirements