The American Society of Dermatopathology

Join The American Society of Dermatopathology

ASDP is dedicated to improving quality of lives by continually advancing the theory and practice of dermatopathology. ASDP membership is open to individuals who are certified in Dermatopathology or possess certification in Pathology or Dermatology, residents and fellows-in-training who are enrolled in an approved dermatopathology program, medical students and individuals who demonstrate special expertise in pathology of the skin or research therein.

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ASDP Membership Benefits

Members of ASDP receive many benefits for belonging to this important organization, including:

  • Journal of Cutaneous Pathology, the monthly academic journal of the ASDP.
  • Reduced registration fees to ASDP's Annual Meeting.
  • Employment listings that allow members to post and request job listings from across the nation.
  • Reduced registration fees and opportunities to earn MOC and CME credit for various quality assurance programs and Journal CME Exams:
    • Journal CME Exam
    • Diagnostic Quality Assurance Exam
    • MOC-DP Online Self-Assessment
    • Spring and Fall Laboratory Proficiency Testing and Immunofluorescence Proficiency Testing
  • Online Member Directory.
  • Networking and professional growth opportunities.

Membership Categories

Fellow

Fellow applicants must:

  • be fully licensed to practice medicine in a state, territory, or province of competent jurisdiction;
  • be certified in Pathology or Dermatology by the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") or an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Specialty Certifying Board;
  • be certified by the ABMS or an AOA Specialty Certifying Board in Dermatopathology; and
  • have a demonstrated interest in the practice and/or teaching of dermatopathology.

Membership dues in the amount of $390, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Retired Status. Fellow members who have reached the full retirement age as set by the Social Security Administration and have retired from their work in the field of dermatopathology may apply for Retired status.  Notwithstanding the foregoing, Fellow members who have reached the age of seventy (70) and continue to practice in the field of dermatopathology also may apply for Retired status.
Membership dues in the amount of $40, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include online access to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.
Membership dues in the amount of $100, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology

First Year in Practice Fellow

First Year in Practice Fellow applicants must:

  • be in their first year of practice;
  • be fully licensed to practice medicine in a state, territory, or province of competent jurisdiction;
  • be certified in Pathology or Dermatology by the American Board of Medical Specialties ("ABMS") or an American Osteopathic Association (AOA) Specialty Certifying Board;
  • be certified by the ABMS or an AOA Specialty Certifying Board in Dermatopathology; and
  • have a demonstrated interest in the practice and/or teaching of dermatopathology.

The First Year in Practice category is limited to one-year. Membership dues in the amount of $390 are due in subsequent years.

Membership dues in the amount of $195, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Associate

Associate applicants must:

  • reside in the United States or Canada;
  • be fully licensed to practice medicine in a state, territory, or province of competent jurisdiction; and
  • be either (a) certified in Pathology or Dermatology by the ABMS or an AOA Specialty Certifying Board and is a fellow in an ACGME or AOA approved dermatopathology training program; or (b) have a M.D., D.O. or other comparable doctorate of medical physician status with a demonstrated special expertise in pathology of the skin or research therein.

Membership dues in the amount of $390, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Retired Status. Associate members who have reached the full retirement age as set by the Social Security Administration and have retired from their work in the field of dermatopathology may apply for Retired status. Notwithstanding the foregoing, Associate members who have reached the age of seventy (70) and continue to practice in the field of dermatopathology also may apply for Retired status.
Membership dues in the amount of $40, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include online access to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.
Membership dues in the amount of $100, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

First Year in Practice Associate

First Year in Practice Associate applicants must:

  • be in their first year of practice;
  • reside in the United States or Canada;
  • be fully licensed to practice medicine in a state, territory, or province of competent jurisdiction; and
  • be either (a) certified in Pathology or Dermatology by the ABMS or an AOA Specialty Certifying Board and is a fellow in an ACGME or AOA approved dermatopathology training program; or (b) have a M.D., D.O. or other comparable doctorate of medical physician status with a demonstrated special expertise in pathology of the skin or research therein.

The First Year in Practice category is limited to one-year. Membership dues in the amount of $390 are due in subsequent years.

Membership dues in the amount of $195, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

International Members

International Membership applicants must:

  • reside outside of the United States or Canada;
  • be fully licensed to practice medicine in their country of residence;
  • be a practicing dermatopathologist;
  • holds a specialty certificate in Pathology or Dermatology;
  • has a M.D., D.O. or other comparable doctorate of medical physician status; and
  • be of high moral, ethical and professional standing, as attested to by one (1) Fellow member of the Society and two (2) colleagues familiar with the applicant's work. Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a candidate for International Membership is certified in dermatopathology by the ABMS, an AOA Specialty Certifying Board in Dermatopathology or has passed the International Board Certifying Examination in Dermatopathology and obtained a Diploma in Dermatopathology, attestation letters are not required.

Membership dues in the amount of $100, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include online access to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. A subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology is made directly to the publisher and can be obtained at a reduced rate.

Retired Status. International members who have reached the full retirement age as set by the Social Security Administration and have retired from their work in the field of dermatopathology may apply for Retired status. Notwithstanding the foregoing, International members who have reached the age of seventy (70) and continue to practice in the field of dermatopathology also may apply for Retired status.
Membership dues in the amount of $40, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include online access to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Fellowship Trainee

Fellowship Trainee applicants must:

  • reside in the United States or Canada;
  • be fully licensed to practice medicine in a state, territory, or province of competent jurisdiction;
  • be either (a) certified in Pathology or Dermatology by the ABMS or an AOA Specialty Certifying Board and is a fellow in an ACGME or AOA approved dermatopathology training program; or (b) have a M.D., D.O. or other comparable doctorate of medical physician status with a demonstrated special expertise in pathology of the skin or research therein; and
  • submit written documentation from the current program director or registrar's office verifying enrollment in an ACGME approved dermatopathology training program.

Fellowship Trainee membership automatically expires at the end of the fiscal year that coincides with the member's expected completion date of the dermatopathology fellowship program, at which time the Fellowship Trainee member shall be eligible to apply for First Year in Practice Associate or member status.

Membership dues in the amount of $0 (complimentary), payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include online access to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.
Membership dues in the amount of $190, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Resident

Resident applicants must:

  • be currently enrolled in a dermatology or pathology residency program accredited by the ACGME (or its equivalent if such prospective member resides outside of the United States);
  • submit written documentation from the current program director or registrar's office verifying such residency;
  • be licensed to practice medicine in a state, territory, or province of competent jurisdiction; and
  • acknowledge that conferral of Resident membership does not imply that the Resident member will be qualified or admitted as an Associate member.

Resident membership automatically expires at the end of the fiscal year that coincides with the Resident member's expected completion date of residency, at which time the Resident member shall be eligible to apply for Fellow-in-Training member status.

Membership dues in the amount of $25, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include online access to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Affliate

Affiliate applicants must:

  • have either earned a PhD, DVM or DDS or be a researcher, scientist or non-physician with a demonstrated special expertise in pathology of the skin or research therein.

Membership dues in the amount of $525, payable to The American Society of Dermatopathology, are due upon application submittal and include a subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology.

Deadline for submission of applications

Applications and supporting materials are due by March 31, June 30, September 30 or December 31 of each year. Applications meeting the membership criteria stated in the bylaws and reviewed by the Membership Committee will be recommended for ratification by the ASDP Board of Directors. Application reviews are performed quarterly; in January, April, July and October.

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