Fellow-in-Training Members Transitioning to Full Member

Thank you for choosing to continue your membership with AAPOS.  As a Full Member, you will receive additional benefits, like: 

  • Receiving a 10% discount on malpractice insurance through OMIC.
  • Being listed in the "Find a Doctor" directory.
  • Ability to hold office with AAPOS.
  • And more!

To apply as a Full Member, we would appreciate your updated contact information and additional documentation to inform us of your change in membership status. Once reviewed and approved, your membership will be voted on at the AAPOS Business Meeting during the next Annual Meeting. Until then, you will retain all your Fellow-in-training member benefits and qualify for early registration discounts to the AAPOS Annual Meeting as a Member Applicant.

Criteria to qualify as a Full Member include:

Be a physician who is licensed to practice medicine and surgery in the United States or Canada (residing and actively practicing in the US/Canada) and meets all of the criteria in one of the following paths:

Path A:

    1. Certified to practice ophthalmology by one of the following:
      1. The American Board of Ophthalmology
      2. American Osteopathic Board of Ophthalmology and Otolaryngology
      3. The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada
    2. Completed at least one year of practice consisting of at least 50% pediatric ophthalmology and/or strabismus.
    3. Satisfactorily completed an Association of University Professors in Ophthalmology compliant fellowship (training programs prior to 2006 will be “grandfathered” in).

Path B:

    1. An international medical graduate who has completed an international or US-based fellowship training program and is now practicing in the United States or in Canada.
    2. Completed at least two years of practice consisting of at least 50% pediatric ophthalmology and/or strabismus.

Member Application