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Active Membership - $300 (USD)

Active Members shall be surgeons of high moral standing and professional qualifications who are actively engaged in the practice of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. They shall be citizens of the United States of America or the Dominion of Canada and shall be members of the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Incorporated. Certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or its Canadian equivalent shall be a prerequisite for Active Membership. A candidate for Active Membership shall be proposed to the Chairman of the Membership Committee by an Active Member. Upon favorable action by the Membership Committee and the Board of Directors, the name of the proposed Active Member shall be submitted to the vote of the Active Members of the Society at the next Annual Meeting or Special Meeting called for the purpose of electing candidates to Membership. Election shall be by secret ballot and shall require an affirmative vote of four fifths (4/5) of the Active and Life Members present and voting. A proposed member shall become an Active Member upon election to Membership and payment of the Annual Dues. Active Members shall have all of the privileges of Membership, including the right to vote at all Meetings and to hold office in the Society.

Associate Membership - $300 (USD)

Associate Membership shall be granted to plastic surgeons who have completed approved training for certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or its Canadian equivalent, but who have not achieved certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or its Canadian equivalent within five (5) years of completing their training.

Other qualifications for Associate Membership shall be recommendations by members of the Society upon individuals who have made significant contributions to Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.

Basic Requirements of Associate Members: Associate Members shall be individuals of high moral, ethical and professional competence. They shall be actively engaged in the practice of Plastic Surgery or certified in another medical specialty, which is related to Plastic Surgery, and shall have made a contribution which significantly furthered the art and the science of Plastic Surgery.

Candidate Membership - $125 (USD)

Candidate Membership shall require recommendation in writing by two Active Members to the Chairman of the Membership Committee. The requirements for Candidate Membership shall be the same as those for Active Membership, including the specific requirements of election, except that membership shall be extended to include surgeons who have completed their approved training in Plastic Surgery but who have not yet passed the examination of the American Board of Plastic Surgery, or its Canadian equivalent. An applicant for Candidate Membership in the Robert H. Ivy Society must be a "Candidate for Membership" in the American Society of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons, Inc., or an active member of that organization. Candidate Members may not vote, may not hold office, and are required to pay any dues after the end of their second year of membership. They shall have the privileges of attending scientific meetings, presenting papers and participating in discussions. In the first two years of their membership, they shall assume the registration fee when attending meetings. Acceptance into the Candidate Group does not imply election to Active Membership. A Candidate Member who after a period of seven (7) years of Candidate Membership has not been certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or its Canadian equivalent or elevated to Active membership in the Society will be automatically dropped from the rolls unless an extension is granted by the Board of Directors. An individual dropped from the rolls for this reason can again be considered for Candidate Membership in the Society although engaged in the practice of plastic surgery for more than seven (7) years provided that all the qualifications for Candidate Membership including certification by the American Board of Plastic Surgery or its Canadian equivalent have been fulfilled. A Candidate Member who is dropped from the rolls may apply for Associate Membership in the Society upon the written request of an Active Member.

Resident Membership - $0 (USD)

Resident Members shall be physicians who are actively enrolled in an approved ABMS plastic surgery residency program in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, or Delaware. Resident members may not vote or hold office.

Non-physician Membership (includes medical students) - $0 (USD)

Non-physician members shall be medical students or ancillary and research staff in plastic surgery practices including but not limited to physician-assistants, nurses, estheticians, and office staff. Non-physician members may not vote or hold office, or attend the Business Meeting.

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