Fellow, Affiliate, Associate Member
Each applicant for Fellow, Associate or Affiliate status shall complete and submit an Application Form with proof of current membership in goodstanding of the (i) AADA, (ii) the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, (iii) the Academia Mexicana de Dermatologia (iv) the Sociedad Mexicana de Dematologia, or (v) the European Academy of Dermatology the application will be granted temporary membership. If no proof of membership of above said organizations is provided, the application form must be endorsed by one (1) Fellow of the Society or training program director which will result in temporary membership*.
Temporary membership includes all rights of membership except the right to vote, hold office and committee appointments, or attend the business portion of the annual meeting, until the application is approved by a majority vote of members at the next regular business meeting of the Society at which such applications are to be considered.
Categories of Membership
Fellows: Any physician who is a resident of North, Central or South America and who is certified by (i) the American Board of Dermatology, (ii) the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, certified in Dermatology, (iii) the Academia Mexicana de Dermatologia, (iv) the Sociedad Mexicana de Dermatologia,(v) the European Academy of Dermatology, or who has had training that is approximately equivalent to the requirements for certification by the American Board of Dermatology, shall be eligible to be a Fellow. Fellows shall have full membership rights as recognized under customary parliamentary practice, including, but not limited to, the right to attend membership meetings, participate in discussions, vote, be a candidate for elective office, and accept appointment to committees and councils.
Fellow Physicians (e.g. Occupational Physicians or Allergists) who are in the above noted geographic area but who are not certified by the above cited organizations may apply for fellowship in the Society, provided their application is supported by the endorsement of one Society Fellow in good standing or training program director.
Associates: Any physician who resides in any country other than North, Central or South America who has had training that is approximately equivalent to the requirements for certification by the American Board of Dermatology shall be eligible to be an Associate. This physician may be in teaching or research or a dermatologist in clinical practice. Associates shall have all rights of Fellows except that they shall not be eligible to serve in any elective office but will be eligible to serve on committees and councils. Associates shall be obligated to pay all dues and assessments imposed on Associates under Article IX of these Bylaws and to observe all Bylaws and administrative regulations of the Society.
Affiliates: Any non-physician with a degree in a scientific discipline or allied health profession with involvement in dermatology who is employed by a medical school, governmental or public organization, pharmaceutical company, cosmetic firm or by a physician Fellow or Associate of ACDS shall be eligible to become an Affiliate of this Society. Affiliates shall have all of the rights of Fellows except that they shall not be eligible to serve in any elective office. Affiliates shall be required to pay all dues and assessments imposed on Affiliates under Article IX of these Bylaws and shall be obligated to observe all Bylaws and administrative regulations of this Society.
Members are not permitted to speak/act on behalf of or as a representative of the Society unless authorized to do so.