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Adjunct membership

Adjunct membership is offered to individuals who meet one of the following criteria:

1. Researchers, including PhD holders and other scientists, who devote a major portion of their time to dermatologic research.

2. Veterinarians who specialize in veterinary dermatology.

3. Corporate individuals on a director level or higher whose careers are devoted to dermatology and who are currently employed by a company with products and/or services that are specific to the practice of dermatology and have dedicated essentially all of their time to dermatology. Acceptable corporate member titles are:

  • Chairman of the board
  • CEO
  • CCO
  • President
  • Vice president
  • Executive director
  • Senior director
  • Director
  • Associate director
  • Assistant director

Please review the additional information about the qualifications for adjunct membership in the Academy's Administrative Regulations and Bylaws.

Dues

  • Researchers: $450 (USD) per year
  • Veterinarians: $750 (USD) per year
  • Corporate individual: $750 (USD) per year

There is a $100 (USD) non-refundable application fee.

Dues paid to the AADA are not deductible as a charitable contribution but may be deductible as a business expense related to your practice, excluding the 18 percent of dues attributed to lobbying activities.

Application checklist

All of the following documentation must be submitted to the Academy before your application can be processed.

  • Letters of endorsement: You must have two (2) non-related Fellows of the Academy submit letters of endorsement directly to the Department of Member Services. Endorsement letters should be addressed to the membership committee chair. Endorsement letters MUST include ALL of the following items: Nature and duration of your association with the Fellow, summary of your activities in dermatology and attestation of your moral character. Incomplete letters will delay application processing.
  • Copies of license and certificate: Include a photocopy of your state medical license(s) (if applicable) and graduate education certificate(s).

  • Board equivalency: Include a copy of any Board certification or postgraduate education degrees that may help clarify your membership request. 

  • Curriculum vitae: This should include institutions attended, cumulative dates of attendance, and degrees obtained for undergraduate, graduate, residency training, and other specialty training. Also include information about institutional and academic affiliations, memberships in medical societies, or professional organizations. The curriculum vitae should include evidence of meeting the criteria for Adjunct membership as established in the  Article III, Section 2(h) Bylaws, as well as a date to indicate when the document was last updated.

  • List of dermatologic activities: Include a very detailed statement outlining your current activities in dermatology. This must be received for your application to be processed.

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