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All members must maintain satisfactory moral and ethical standards and, with the exception of honorary and affiliate members who do not hold the D.O. degree, must maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association.

Membership in this organization consists of the following classifications: Fellow, Associate, Resident, Affiliate, Student, Fellow of Distinction, Honorary, Life, and Corporate. The eligibility requirements for, and the rights and obligations of the members of each classification shall be as follows:

Fellow
Any osteopathic or allopathic physician who has been certified by the American Osteopathic Association through the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, or certified through the American Board of Medical Specialists by the American Board of Dermatology shall be eligible for fellow membership.  Fellow members shall have full membership rights which include specifically, the right to vote, to hold office, to be assessed dues, and to accept appointment to committees and councils. It is recommended that He/She be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic Association. 

Associate
Any osteopathic or allopathic physician who has successfully completed an American Osteopathic Association approved postdoctoral training program in dermatology, or an ACGME approved residency training program in dermatology shall be eligible for associate membership.  Associates shall have all the rights and obligations of fellow members except they shall not be eligible to hold elected office. 

Resident
Osteopathic physicians participating in an American Osteopathic Association, or an ACGME approved dermatology residency training program shall be eligible for resident membership and shall meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate of an American Osteopathic Association accredited college of osteopathic medicine, or a graduate of a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).

  2. Have satisfactorily completed an American Osteopathic Association approved internship, or has had their ACGME first year training approved through the AOA Recognition of ACGME PGY1 Year application process.

  3. Have satisfactorily entered an American Osteopathic Association or an ACGME approved postdoctoral training program in dermatology.

  4. Have a license to practice within the state from which he/she applies, or be in the military service.

  5. Be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

    Resident members shall have all the rights of fellow and associate members except that they shall not be eligible to vote or hold elective office.

Affiliate
A Physician Assistant Certified (PA-C) or Nurse Practitioner Certified (NP-C) who is actively in a practice with an AOBD or an ABD certified dermatologist may join as an Affiliate member.  Affiliates shall have all rights and obligations of fellow members except they shall not be eligible to hold elective office or vote.

Student
Any osteopathic or allopathic medical student who is in good standing with the American Osteopathic Association and interested in pursuing a career in the field of dermatology shall be eligible to become a student member. Student members shall have all rights and obligations of fellow members except they shall not be eligible to hold elective office or vote.

Fellow of Distinction
The honorary title of Fellow of Distinction of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology (FODAOCD) may be conferred on fellow members who have made outstanding contributions through teaching, authorship, research or professional leadership to the stated purposes of the College. Applicant must have submitted a completed application to the Fellow of Distinction Committee, which will then make a recommendation to the Executive Committee. Upon review by the Executive Committee, the committee recommendation will be submitted to the general membership at the next annual meeting. Fellow of Distinction status will be conferred upon approval by three fourths (3/4) of the voting members at the annual business meeting.

Honorary
Honorary membership may be granted to any person upon unanimous vote of the Executive Committee of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology. An honorary member shall not have the right to vote, hold elected office, or be assessed dues. In general, they shall not have any membership rights other than attendance and participation in membership and educational programs.

Life
Any member in good standing who has been a member for twenty (20) years and has reached the age of sixty-five (65) or who has fully retired from practice because of disability, shall be eligible for life membership. Life members shall continue to have their previous category rights. Life members are exempt from dues and assessments, but are obligated to observe all Bylaws and administrative regulations of the College. Reinstatement to previous membership category may be achieved by unanimous vote of the Executive Committee of the College. Members interested in becoming life members must apply to the Membership Committee for status change which upon approval by the Executive Committee, will be granted.

Corporate
Corporate membership shall be granted to those corporations/companies, which have a desire to be involved with the college through the promotion of dermatology. Corporate membership may be conferred by the Executive Committee upon the recommendation of the Corporate Membership Committee. Corporate members shall not be eligible to vote or hold elected office.

 

Fellow | Associate | Resident | Affiliate | Student
Fellow of Distinction | Honorary | Life | Corporate

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