Online-only: Academy membership, 1938-present

Since organizing in 1938, the American Academy of Dermatology has grown significantly, expanding to include the majority of practicing U.S. dermatologists and an increasing number of skin specialists from across the globe. The following chart demonstrates the growth of the Academy over the previous 75 years, with each bar representing the fellow, associate, and affiliate members for a given year. (Data does not include residents or graduate fellows.)

* No data available for 1942-1946
** Approximate number as of 12/20/12

To learn more about the Academy's history, read "AAD celebrates anniversary."

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