Membership Categories

Society Member


Physicians who are not Fellows of the Academy, but are practicing pediatrics. Society Members have the rights and privileges of Fellows except that Society Members may not vote on matters relating to the business of the Academy and may not hold the offices of President, Vice-President or Secretary-Treasurer of the Chapter.

Chapter Fellow


Physicians who are Fellows in good standing in the American Academy of Pediatrics (the “Academy”). Fellows have the right to vote and to hold any office or honor within the Chapter.



Physicians and dentists who are interested in pediatrics, and who are practicing in fields related to pediatrics. Affiliate Members may participate in activities of the Chapter, but cannot vote or hold office.



Physicians who have completed three years* of training in programs that are approved for credit toward Board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics. Candidates may or may not be Board-certified. Membership as a Candidate is limited to a period of four years following the completion of the third year of pediatric residency. Candidates may not vote or hold office.
*[Four (4) years for a Candidate who is training in a program that is approved for credit toward dual certification in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics].



Physicians who are enrolled in the first, second or third year of pediatric training programs that are approved for credit toward certification. Residents may not vote or hold office.



Any Fellow or Society Member in good standing who has reached the age of seventy (70) years will be granted Emeritus status. Upon approval by the Executive Committee, Emeritus status is also available to Fellows or Society Members at any age for reasons related to health or other circumstances. Emeritus members may not vote or hold office.



Distinguished pediatricians or other individuals who have made exceptional contributions to child health may be elected to receive this honor. Honorary Members may participate in activities of the organization but may not vote or hold office.

Allied Health Professionals


Licensed Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants delivering child health care in collaborative practice with a licensed medical doctor or a government agency. Allied Health Professionals have the rights and privileges of physician members but they cannot vote, hold office or chair committees.

Practice Managers


Individuals who are managing pediatric practices in the state of Virginia. Practice Managers are eligible for membership if the physician with whom they are employed is a member. Practice managers cannot vote, hold office, or chair committees.