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Membership Categories

Active or Senior Membership
An applicant for Active or Senior Membership shall:

  • Be a resident of the New England States;
  • Have either Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons or certification by an ABMS surgical specialty board; and
  • Have an unrestricted license (or an inactive license due to retirement) to practice medicine and surgery in the state in which s/he practices or resides.

Candidate Membership
An applicant for Candidate Membership shall either:

  • Be matched or enrolled in a surgical residency or fellowship education program within the New England States;

    or:

  • Have completed his/her education in a surgical residency or fellowship education program within the New England States and is in the process of acquiring either Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons or certification by an ABMS surgical specialty board.

Affiliate Membership
An applicant for Affiliate Membership shall:

  • Be a resident outside the New England States and within either the United States or Canada;
  • Have either Fellowship in the American College of Surgeons, fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, or certification by an ABMS surgical specialty board or Canadian equivalent; and
  • Have an unrestricted license (or an inactive license due to retirement) to practice medicine and surgery in the state or province in which s/he practices or resides.

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