Learn About Membership in the AAES

Membership Types and General Requirements

Active Membership is limited to surgeons who are Fellows of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) or its international equivalent and of good professional standing, who have a major interest and devote significant portions of their practice or research to endocrine surgery, who are certified by the American Board of Surgery (ABS) or its equivalent in Canada (FRCSC), Central America, Mexico and South America. Benefits include being listed in the Find-A-Surgeon tool on the AAES website.

Allied Specialist Membership is limited to physicians with similar interests and qualifications with American Board certification in their respective field or its equivalent in Canada, Central America, Mexico and South America. In addition, Allied Specialist membership shall be limited to Fellows of the American College of Surgeons, FACE, FACR, RACP, ACP etc. or their international equivalent. This membership is also open to Non-physician scientists, who have demonstrated interest and excellence in the field of endocrine surgery.

Corresponding Membership Shall consist of individuals who meet all the same qualifications an ACTIVE member, but is limited to surgeons with similar interests and qualifications with the equivalent of ABS certification and Fellowship in ACS in other countries. They shall have not voting privileges and are not eligible for election as offices, shall attend one (1) annual meeting and shall pay Dues as levied by the Council and approved by the membership.

Candidate Membership is limited to surgeons who have completed their surgical training and who are awaiting qualifications of Active membership. Candidate membership is limited to a period of no more than three (3) years following all continuous training to include residency and fellowship(s). A letter of sponsorship from an Active, Corresponding, Allied, or Senior AAES member will be sufficient to be considered as a Candidate member. Candidate members are strongly urged to attend the annual meeting but need not have attended a prior meeting. To apply, please complete the online application, with the exception of the Literature Contributions (although if you have a publication, you are welcome to submit it), Endocrine Surgical Procedures and FACS sections.

Resident/Fellow Membership is limited to individuals, who are currently training, either as surgical residents or fellows. Resident/Fellow membership is limited to the time that an individual is in a residency, research, or clinical fellowship training program. A letter of sponsorship from an Active, Corresponding, Allied or Senior AAES member will be sufficient to be considered as a Resident/Fellow member. Attendance at a prior meeting of the AAES is not required. Resident/Fellow members will become Candidate members upon completion of their training. To apply, please complete the online application, with the exception of the Literature Contributions (although if you have a publication, you are welcome to submit it, Endocrine Surgical Procedures and FACS sections.

Affiliate Provider: Affiliate Provider membership shall consist of nurse practitioners, physician assistant, nursing specialists other non-physician health care providers with certification in their respective fields in Canada, Central America, Mexico or South America. Affiliate Provider shall have evidence of having at least three (3) years in clinical practice, education and/or research in endocrine surgery, shall have been in practice within their specialty for a minimum of three years beyond training, and must have attended at least one (1) assembly of the AAES prior to their application for membership. A letter of sponsorship from an Active, Corresponding, Allied or Senior AAES member will be sufficient to be considered as an Affiliate Provider. Affiliated Providers shall pay dues as levied by the Council and approved by the membership, can serve on committees, do not have voting privileges, and are not eligible for election to office or Council. Affiliate Provider members will become members upon review of the membership committee and do not need to be voted on by the full membership. To apply, please complete the online application, with the exception of the Literature Contributions (although if you have a publication, you are welcome to submit it.), Endocrine Surgical Procedures and FACS sections

Applying for AAES Membership

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