There are numerous benefits to AMD membership!

Membership to AMD provides access to:

  • The member area of the AMD website
  • The ability to list and view civilian job opportunities
  • The AMD Member Directory
  • Free access to Cutis online and via mail
  • Expedited review of articles submitted to Cutis
  • Opportunities to participate in the Annual AMD Research Competition
  • Reduced Annual AMD Meeting costs, and more.

Finally, active membership helps to further the mission of the AMD which is to:

Provide a forum to support Military Dermatology by recognizing academic excellence, leadership, and service to country; to bring together members of the uniformed services through the free exchange of ideas and solutions across all branches of service; to further improve the art and science of dermatology; to act as spokesperson for dermatologists serving in the uniformed services; and to offer a source of fellowship and camaraderie that spans all generations, young and old, retired and active, so that we can better serve our country and our fellow man.

Member Types:

1) Active, 2) Inactive, 3) Civilian, 4) Life, 5) Honorary

All physicians who are graduates of acceptable medical institutions (M.D. or D.O.) and are interested in the field of dermatology may be eligible for membership.

Active-duty medical officers of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Public Health Service whose medical practice is primarily in the field of dermatology.  Active members will be the only class eligible for holding the positions of President, Vice President, and Secretary-Treasurer, referred to as “The Executive Committee”. Those who have paid Lifetime member dues are also considered “Life” members.

Former active-duty members who are not currently on active-duty. They can be “lifetime members” as well.

Non-military members, who are Honorary or lifetime members.

Applicants will submit their names in writing to the Secretary-Treasurer at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting.  The secretary-Treasurer will submit these applications to the Executive Committee at the next meeting.  The Executive Committee will decide whether or not the applicant will be granted a civilian membership.

Current Active-duty, previous active-duty, and non-military members who have paid the one-time Life membership dues.

Those who are distinguished physicians in either the Armed Forces or in the field of dermatology.  An active member will submit the application of a prospective honorary member to the Secretary-Treasurer at least 60 days prior to the annual meeting. After deliberation, the Executive Committee will decide whether or not to submit the member’s name to the general membership.  To become an honorary member, one must be elected by a majority of the members present at the annual meeting.  Each of the active Surgeons General will automatically be honorary members during their tenure.

At the 2022 AMD annual meeting a resolution was passed to reduce the membership option to only one - lifetime membership.  Click here to become a member.