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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 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. He/She must be a member in good standing of the American Osteopathic Association. Failure to maintain membership in the American Osteopathic Association or the Canadian Osteopathic Association will be due cause to lose membership and listing in the annual directory of the American Osteopathic College of Dermatology.

Associate
Any osteopathic physician who has successfully completed an American Osteopathic Association approved postdoctoral 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 approved 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.
  2. Have satisfactorily completed an American Osteopathic Association approved internship.
  3. Have satisfactorily entered an American Osteopathic Association 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 Association.
  6. 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
Any physician who has completed a dermatology residency approved by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) of the American Medical Association or has completed a dermatopathology training program approved by the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training or the ACGME or who is certified in Dermatopathology by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology or American Board of Dermatology or the equivalent pathology boards recognized by the American Osteopathic Association Council on Postdoctoral Training or ACGME shall be eligible for affiliate membership. Affiliates shall have all rights and obligations of fellow members except they shall not be eligible to hold elective office or to vote.

Student
Any osteopathic 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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