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Academic Pediatric Association (APA)
The Academic Pediatric Association is a national organization dedicated to improving the health of children and adolescents through leadership in education of child health professionals, research and dissemination of knowledge, patient care and advocacy inpartnership with children, families and communities. For additional information on APA, please visit www.academicpeds.org.

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and its member pediatricians dedicate their eff orts and resources to the health, safety and well-being of infants, children, adolescents and young adults. The AAP has approximately 60,000 members in the United States, Canada, Mexico, and many other countries Members include pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. More than 34,000 members are board-certifi ed and called Fellows of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FAAP).

For additional information on the AAP, please visit http://www.aap.org/visit/facts.htm

Membership in the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine (SOHM) is open to pediatric hospitalists, general pediatricians, academicians, primary care pediatricians, subspecialists, residents, and physician assistants with an active interest and involvement in general inpatient pediatrics The Section focuses on systems, logistics, and organization of general inpatient pediatric care in addition to relevant clinical issues. Areas of focus of the SOHM include education, policy membership, communication, and research. For additional information on the Section, please visit www.aaphospmed.org

Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
The Society of Hospital Medicine is one of the leading medical societies representing hospitalists, physicians who care specifi cally for hospitalized patients, and the only focused solely on hospital medicine. Studies prove hospitalists decrease patient lengths of stay and hospital costs, while increasing patient satisfaction. Currently, hospital medicine is the fastest-growing medical specialty in the U.S.

For more information, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org.




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