PDA membership is comprised of physicians in good standing practicing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Mexico, Western Canada (Alberta, British Columbia), Australia, China, Japan, New Zealand, Malaysia, the Philippines, North and South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam. An applicant for membership shall have resided within the geographic area of the PDA for not less than one year after completion of formal training and/or moving into this area. Upon acceptance as a member in any category, membership is no longer dependent upon practice location.
Membership dues are $200 per year for Fellow, Associate and Affiliate members and free for trainee members. Physicians new to the PDA can join the organization for only $150 for their first year dues.
Fellow - $200 annually
Any physician who resides in an eligible state, province or country and who has been certified by the American Board of Dermatology, Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.
Associate - $200 annually
Any physician who resides in an eligible state, province or country, who has had training which qualifies him/her for the examination by the American Board of Dermatology, Osteopathic Board of Dermatology, or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. This includes mainly dermatologists who have finished training but who have not yet taken or passed the American Board of Dermatology certifying examination.
Affiliate - $200 annually
Any physician who resides in an eligible state, province or country, and who qualifies by virtue of being in one of the following categories:
(i) Practicing dermatopathologists trained in pathology who are not eligible to be Fellows or Associates; or
(ii) Physicians who devote the major portion (>50%) of their time to the practice, public health, research or education in the specialty of dermatology.
Resident - FREE
A Resident member shall be a physician who is in an accredited dermatology residency training program.
Life - FREE
Life members shall be any active member who has reached the age of 70, retired from the active practice of medicine, and who has been a Fellow, Associate, or Affiliate for at least 10 years. Life members shall retain all privileges of their previous membership classification. Life members are exempt from paying dues, but are required to pay registration fees to attend annual meetings.
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