The American Society of Dermatopathology


Fellowship Trainee Membership

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 Status Verfication Form).
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.

Annual Dues 
Membership dues in the amount of $0 (complimentary) are due upon application submittal and include an online subscription to the Journal of Cutaneous Pathology. A subscription to the printed version of the Journal can be purchased at the publisher’s rate for an additional $225 per year.

Apply for Membership

To complete an online application:

  1. Log into the ASDP membership portal at
  2. In the navigation, under Membership, select Join/Renew.
  3. Then select Join ASDP as a new member

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.