Candidate Membership


Candidate Membership is open to pediatric surgery fellows and those within 12 months of completion. Candidate members must be licensed to practice surgery in the United States or Canada. Candidate members must have successfully completed the examination in general surgery given by the American Board of Surgery or by the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada, or, they must be eligible for examination by those respective Boards. Candidate member applicants must be fellows in or within 12 months of completion of an ACGME-approved or RCSC-equivalent pediatric surgical fellowship training program.



  • ExPERT – APSA’s online CME Program
  • Pediatric Surgery NaT – APSA’s online resource to keep the current general surgical care of children at your fingertips
  • APSA Annual Meeting registration
  • Journal of Pediatric Surgery subscription

Resources & News

Collaboration & Networking

  • Access to APSA member directory
  • Collaboration with the pediatric surgery community
  • Pediatric surgery-specific news


Annual member dues are $75. All Candidate members are required to carry an annual subscription to the Journal of Pediatric Surgery at the special rate of $189 for print/digital or $151 for digital.


Membership applications are completed online. Paper applications are no longer accepted.

To apply for candidate membership, you must complete an application.

Click here to view application requirements
Click here to start an application

Questions? contact APSA staff.