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The NMPS is the New Mexico chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).


Link to the AAP's membership application here.


FAQs about NMPS membership


Q: What does NMPS do?

A: We work diligently on behalf of the children of New Mexico. This includes educating our state legislators and advocating for public policies that improve child health and well-being. Learn more about our projects here.


Q: Why should I join?

A: There are many reasons, but one of the more compelling is to develop connections with peers who share your passion for helping kids. You will also enjoy one-stop access to all our latest news, guidance and education.


Q: Is membership in the NMPS automatic for national AAP members?

A: No. You can be a member of the national AAP but not your state chapter and visa versa. The overwhelming majority of our members belong to both, but we do have some members who do not belong to AAP.


Q: Do I need to be board certified in pediatrics to join the NMPS?

A: No. Board certification is not required to join the chapter. However, you do need to be board certified in pediatrics to join the national AAP.


Q: What are the categories of membership at the NMPS?

A: NMPS has the following member categories:

  • Physician (MD and DO)

  • Associate Member (pediatric dentist)

  • Chapter Affiliate (pediatric nurse, CNP and PA)

  • Resident

  • Honorary

  • Senior


Q: So nurses and physician assistants can join the chapter?

A: Yes! They can join as Chapter Affiliates.


Q: How much are chapter dues?

A: Chapter dues vary by membership category:

  • Physician and Associate Members: $145

  • Chapter Affiliate: $75

  • Retired: $72.50


Q: How do I pay my chapter dues?

A: Chapter (as well as national) dues are paid to the national AAP office. Members who belong only to their chapter and not the national AAP are called Chapter Affiliates. The national office bills Chapter Affiliates for their dues and then forwards the funds to the chapter office in Albuquerque.


Q: Can I pay my dues by credit card?

A: Yes, provided you pay them to the national AAP office online.


Q: How do I apply to become a chapter member?

A: Go to the AAP's membership application here.


FAQs about AAP membership


AAP is the premier organization for child health policy and advocacy. For more FAQs, visit the AAP FAQs page.


Q: What is the difference between a Fellow and a Candidate Fellow at the national level?

A: A Fellow must be board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and receives the following benefits:

  • Holding a national office position

  • Voting in AAP election

  • Using the ‘FAAP’ designation

  • Receiving a membership certificate

  • Complimentary AAP materials


Q: How long is the application process for receiving full Fellow status?

A: After the application, initiation fee, and two sponsoring statements are received, it is a 4-month approval process.


Q: How do I apply to become a national AAP member?

A: Go to the AAP membership page.




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