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Adjunct membership

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

  1. Researchers, including those that hold a PhD 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 other than a medical practice, health care provider, or health care facility that supplies dermatology products or non-clinical services to physicians and/or patients. Acceptable corporate member titles are:

  • Chairman of the board

  • CEO

  • CCO

  • President

  • Vice president

  • Executive director

  • Senior director

  • Director

  • Associate director

  • Assistant director

Adjunct electronic membership

An electronic-only membership option is available to those who reside in a low to upper middle-income economies (Excel download). The electronic option provides access to Academy membership benefits at over half the cost of the regular international membership dues. This membership offers the member rate for meeting attendance and product orders, and allows access to all online information, including the members-only section of the AAD website and the online Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology (JAAD). In addition, you will receive any member benefit that can be provided electronically. If you select electronic membership, you will not receive faxes or printed materials, including JAADDermatology World, and the Annual Meeting program. However, you will be able to access these publications online.


Member category
Dues per year (USD)
Dues per year (USD)
Reside outside U.S./Canada
Dues per year (USD)
Researchers $615 $490 $200
Veterinarians $980 $490 $200
Corporate Individual
$980 $490 $200

*There is a one-time $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 15% 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.

  • 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.