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.
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 is limited to surgeons with similar interests and qualifications with the equivalent of ABS certification and Fellowship in ACS in other countries.
Candidate Membership is limited to surgeons who have completed their surgical training and who are awaiting qualifications of Active members. Candidate membership is limited to a period of no more than three 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 all sections of 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, AAES Annual Attendance 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 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 and upon request. To apply, please complete all sections of 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, AAES Annual Attendance and FACS sections.
Affiliate Providers: Affiliate Providers 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 Providers shall have demonstrated significant commitment to and documented excellence 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 assembly of the AAES prior to their application for membership. Affiliated Providers shall pay Dues as levied by the Council and approved by the membership, are subject to attendance requirements, 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 for AAES Membership:
- Review the current AAES Bylaws on this website to ensure that you meet the criteria.
- Identify and contact a Sponsor who is currently an Active, Senior, Corresponding or Allied AAES member.
- Complete the Online Membership Application and upload all required documentation.
Residents/Fellows and Candidates are encouraged to apply online for membership at anytime! Applications for these categories are reviewed and processed on an ongoing basis.
ACTIVE, CORRESPONDING and ALLIED SPECIALIST membership applications are due by January 31, 2014. All required documentation must be submitted by this date. Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted.
Required documentation should be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format and includes:
- Bibliography / Curriculum Vitae (please limit your CV to no more than 10 pages)
- Literature Contribution - Reprint of your best contribution to endocrine surgery literature (note that an actual copy of your article is required)
- Brief summarized list of Endocrine Surgical Procedures performed during prior 24 months
(Please download and use this template for submitting this list. Note that this list should not include assisted cases as a resident or fellow. Please list FNA biopsies separately, if included.) NOTE: This list must comply with patient privacy laws and should NOT include patient names or reference numbers.
- Sponsor Letter addressed to Secretary-Treasurer
- Letters from (2) additional Endorsers
Complete applications received by January 31, 2014 will be reviewed by the Membership Committee and by AAES Council, and the names of applicants recommended for election to membership will be voted upon at the AAES 2014 Annual Business Meeting in Boston, MA. Applicants thusly elected to membership will be presented with certificates of AAES membership at the 2015 AAES Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN.
All membership applications must be submitted using the online application. Please upload all required documentation at the time of the submission. In order to ensure that your application is complete prior to the deadline, any additional materials not included in the online submission (ie: letters of endorsement, sponsor letter, etc) must be postmarked no later than January 31, 2015 to:
Nancy D. Perrier, MD
c/o American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
11300 West Olympic Blvd., Suite 600
Los Angeles, CA 90064
American Association of Endocrine Surgeons
Telephone: 310-986-6452 ext: 156