AAHPM represents nearly 5,000 physicians, nurses, and health care professionals interested in the specialty of hospice and palliative medicine. Members work in a variety of urban, rural, and suburban health care settings, including hospitals, hospices, managed-care facilities and academic institutions, with varied patient populations – from pediatrics to geriatrics. The majority of the Academy’s physician members specialize in family and internal medicine.
As a member, you receive numerous benefits, including:
EDUCATION that keeps you informed
AAHPM offers a number of
RESOURCES that help you practice smarter
Stay up to date with numerous resources related to clinical practice, key developments in the specialty, and AAHPM activities. Two of the most highly regarded resources distributed to members are the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management and PC-FACS, an electronic “journal watch” that summarizes key articles from more than 50 medical and scientific journals. AAHPM will also keep you informed about Academy initiatives and breaking hospice and palliative medicine information through an e-newsletter, Hospice and Palliative Medicine SmartBriefs, and a quarterly newsletter. Additional AAHPM resources, including online products and textbooks, are available through the AAHPM bookstore.
NETWORKING that increases your professional connections
Gain unparalleled access to a network of valuable contacts via online directories, mentoring programs, volunteer committees and task forces, an online Job Board, and more. Communities and Special Interest Groups offer unique opportunities to network, collaborate, and share information with other members, both in-person and virtually, in areas such as pediatrics, long-term care, ethics, osteopathic medicine, and rural practice. AAHPM offers physicians a number of innovative career development programs, including year-long mentoring and leadership development. Each of these programs will provide you with access to thought leaders in hospice and palliative medicine.
ADVOCACY that amplifies your voice
The Academy tracks critical issues and provides members with the information, tools, and training required to be effective advocates for their patients and their practice. In recent years, AAHPM has promoted policies that would increase the number of palliative medicine specialists, expand support for research, and improve access to palliative care services for patients with serious illness and their families. Leveraging its representation in Washington, DC, the Academy will continue to ensure that the interest of hospice and palliative medicine are advance in the legislative and regulatory arenas.
Categories of Members
Physician - $445
Affiliate - $220
Fellow - $140
Resident/Student - $25
International Corresponding - Free
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