Deborah M. Greenhouse, MD
Partner at Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine
When I completed my pediatric residency, I joined the South Carolina Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Pediatrics. I really didn’t give much thought to the decision. It was something that was expected at Palmetto Pediatric and Adolescent Clinic, and it was something that everyone in the practice had done. As I look back now, I realize just how important a decision it really was.
My membership in the AAP, on both the national and chapter level, has helped shape every aspect of my career in pediatrics. The National AAP offers support and guidance for my practice through the Section on Administration and Practice Management, as well as various online resources. The PROS (Pediatric Research in Office Settings) Network offers me the opportunity to participate in meaningful research studies. The National Conference and Exhibition offers some of the best pediatric CME programs available anywhere.
The South Carolina Chapter of the AAP offers support, networking and guidance on a more local level. The annual chapter meeting provides great opportunities to network with colleagues from across the state, attend wonderful CME presentations and catch up with old friends. The QTIP learning collaborative allows me to participate in quality improvement projects and learn from practices statewide who share the same goals. SCAAP pediatricians are stronger working together than we are working separately. And we can become even stronger as we continue to work together in the future.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has been an integral part of my career as a pediatrician in South Carolina. My membership in the AAP, on a state and national level, allows me to be the best pediatrician that I can be.