Categories and Annual Dues
Membership Categories and Annual Fees (fees noted below effective July 1, 2010)
Membership fees are based on a calendar year and vary for each membership category. Membership is non-transferable.
Diplomates and Members requesting changes in their Diplomate/Membership status for the ensuing year must submit to ABPS/AAPS a written and signed request for a change no later than December 31.
Regular Member ($450)
Regular members of the association shall be licensed osteopathic or allopathic physicians who meet all other requirements of membership. A regular member shall be entitled to and may exercise all privileges of membership in the Association.
To download AAPS Membership application, click here.
Diplomate ($895 – Certification Maintenance Fee)
Diplomates are automatically entitled to full membership in AAPS and their primary Academy of Medicine. Diplomates are those physicians who are Board Certified. Diplomates are eligible to vote, hold office and serve on committees and task forces.
Military Regular Member ($350)
Military Diplomate Member ($350)
Military membership in the Association shall be available to Regular or Diplomate members of the Association who are on active duty in the Armed Forces of the United States. Military members shall be known as Military Regular Members or as Military Diplomate Members, respectively and shall be entitled to reduced membership dues, convention fees and may exercise all other privileges of membership in the Association. In order to qualify for Military membership, the member must furnish written confirmation of status from the commanding officer of the member’s unit to the AAPS Membership Officer each year.
Resident Member ($200)
Resident membership in the Association shall be available to graduates of an acceptable school of osteopathic or allopathic medicine who are actively engaged in residencies or other approved training programs. Resident members shall have reduced dues and annual meeting registration fees, but shall not have any of the other privileges of membership in the Association. Resident member status may not be maintained after completion of the residency or other training, and shall in no event, be maintained for more than four years. In order to qualify for resident membership, the resident must furnish written confirmation of status from the director of the institution offering the residency program in which the resident is participating to the AAPS Membership Officer each year.
Retired Member ($100)
Retired membership in the Association shall be available to retired physicians who have discontinued active practice entirely. Only Diplomate members in “good standing” may be elected or serve as officers of an Academy. In order to qualify for retired membership, the member must provide a written notice to the AAPS Membership Officer, each year, stating the physician is not engaged in the practice of medicine and has no expectation of actively practicing medicine during that particular year.
Emeritus Diplomate ($495)
Below is the information concerning the Emeritus definition and application.
Emeritus Definition and Application - Download