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Affiliate membership

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The Affiliate membership is open to Dermatopathologists who have a sub-specialty certification in dermatopathology from at least one of the following boards:

  • American Board of Pathology (ABP)

  • American Osteopathic Board of Pathology (AOBP)

  • American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD)

Affiliate electronic membership

An electronic-only membership option is available to those who reside in a low to upper middle-income economies. 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.

Note: Dermatopathologists who are certified in dermatology by either the American Board of Dermatology or American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology are eligible to be Fellows of the American Academy of Dermatology.


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Dues per year (USD)
Dues per year (USD)
Reside outside U.S./Canada

Dues per year (USD)

Affiliate Dermpath
$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 16% of dues attributed to lobbying activities.

Application checklist

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

  • U.S. or Canadian medical license: Include a photocopy of your state medical license(s).

  • Dermatology or pathology residency diploma: Include a copy of your diploma.

  • Board equivalency: Include a copy of any Board certification 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