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About AAD membership

There are five main categories of membership in the American Academy of Dermatology: 

Fellow (U.S. and Canadian only)

Available to physicians certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. More information.

Associate (U.S. and Canadian only)

Open to physicians who have completed residency training in dermatology and are eligible to become certified in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology and/or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

Note: Dermatologists currently in a fellowship program do not need to apply for membership; complimentary graduate member status will continue through completion of fellowship training. More information.

International Fellow/Electronic membership (Dermatologists outside the United States and Canada)

Open to dermatologists who reside outside the United States or Canada who have obtained board certification equivalent to that of the American Board of Dermatology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Electronic membership is open to dermatologists in developing countries. Deadline for application and supporting documentation is Nov. 1. More information.

Affiliate

Affiliate membership is available to:

  • DOs certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology.
  • Dermatopathologists who are board-certified in dermatopathology and are not eligible to be a fellow or associate member. 
  • MDs who are eligible to be international fellows, and reside in the US or Canada.   

Deadline for application and supporting documentation is Nov. 1. More information.

Adjunct

Adjunct membership is available to:

  • Researchers, including PhD holders and other scientists, who devote a major portion of their time to dermatologic research.
  • Veterinarians who specialize in veterinary dermatology.
  • Corporate individual.

Deadline for application and supporting documentation is Nov. 1. More information.

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