AUPO Membership Categories

AUPO offers two membership categories: Members and Associate Members. Members category is only reserved for Chairs, and Associate Members category is for: Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, Medical Student Education Directors and Research Directors.

- AUPO membership runs from July 1 to June 30 each year.
- The annual dues assessment for Chair Members is $625, and $300 for each Associate Member categories.

Members (Chairs)

Members shall include only ophthalmologists who are Chairs of departments/ divisions of ophthalmology in medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the United States: heads of departments/divisions of ophthalmology with ophthalmology residency training programs accredited by the ACGME in other teaching institutions in the United States, and heads of departments/divisions of ophthalmology accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) in Canada and affiliated with a Canadian medical school.

Members may also include ophthalmologists who are heads of departments/divisions of ophthalmology with ophthalmology residency programs that have merged or otherwise combined departments/divisions of ophthalmology in situations where at least one of the merged or combined departments/divisions of ophthalmology at least one of which was either affiliated with a medical school accredited by the LCME or had an ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the ACGME. Membership will not automatically be transferred to successors; subsequent membership will only include those who meet the requirements as set forth in this section.

Any Member who ceases to be a head of a department or division of ophthalmology shall automatically cease to be a Member.

Membership may be terminated for nonpayment of annual assessments as provided for in Sections 9.2 and 9.3 of these Bylaws. In addition, membership may be terminated for cause by the affirmative vote of two-thirds of the Members present and voting at the Annual Business Meeting of the Corporation.

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Associate Member - Program Director

Program directors who are Associate Members shall include only ophthalmologists who apply for such membership, whose department or division head is a Member of the Corporation, and who are program directors recognized by the ACGME as "responsible parties." Only one such Associate Member may represent each program accredited by the ACGME in the United States or RCPS in Canada. In the event the Chair is also the program director, no program director Associate Member will be recognized from that institution. Program director Associate Members may not be the head of their department or division.

Any Associate Member who ceases to be qualified as noted above shall automatically cease to be an Associate Member.

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Associate Member - Associate Program Director

Associate members may also include associate program directors who are ophthalmologists who apply for such membership, whose department or division head is a Member of the Corporation, and whose program director is recognized by the ACGME as the "responsible party" and is an Associate Member of the Corporation. Associate program director Associate Members may not be the head of their department or division.

Any Associate Member who ceases to be qualified as noted above shall automatically cease to be an Associate Member.

Apply for / Update - Associate Program Director

Associate Member - Research Director

Associate Members may also include research directors in departments or divisions of ophthalmology in medical schools in the United States and Canada and in other institutions sponsoring ophthalmology residency training programs accredited by the ACGME. A research director as defined herein coordinates and promotes research in the broad field of vision science in his or her division or department of ophthalmology.

Any Associate Member who ceases to be qualified as noted above shall automatically cease to be an Associate Member.

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Associate Member - Medical Student Educator

Associate Members may also include medical student educators in departments or divisions of ophthalmology in medical schools in the United States and Canada and in other institutions sponsoring ophthalmology residency training program accredited by the ACGME. A medical student educator as defined herein coordinates and promotes medical student education in the field of ophthalmology in his or her division or department of ophthalmology.

Any Associate Member who ceases to be qualified as noted above shall automatically cease to be an Associate Member.

Apply for / Update - Medical Student Educator

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