Membership Categories

Active Membership. $200/year

Active membership is available to Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) who hold an unrestricted license and registration to practice medicine and surgery in the State of NY and reside or maintain an active practice in New York State and:

  1. Are graduates of COCA accredited osteopathic colleges;
  2. Are holders in good standing of a license to practice medicine in the state of New York; and
  3. Have paid any required fees and dues to the Association.

Associate Membership. $50/year

Associate Membership may be granted to: 

  1. Teaching, research, administrative or executive employees of COCA accredited osteopathic colleges         or affiliated  hospitals or healthcare facilities.
  2. Administrative or clinical employees of members of this Association.
  3. A DO with a license in good standing in this state.  

Associate Members may attend annual and other meetings of the Association at the same fees as Active Members.  They are eligible to serve as committee members with voice, but no vote, and may not hold an executive position in the Society. They shall be subject to all obligations of active membership except the payment of assessments. They must pay any required entry fees and dues to the Association.


Retired / Inactive membership.  Dues Waived

Any osteopathic physician who has been engaged in practice in New York State, and has retired or taken a hiatus from practice may, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, be accorded the status of inactive membership.  He/she shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges and benefits of the Society except those of voting, holding office or being represented in the House of Delegates.  He/she shall be subject to all the obligations of membership except the payment of dues and assessments.


Life Membership.  Dues Waived

Any active member who has reached the age of seventy-five years, and who was an active full paid member of the Society for 20 years, may be given Life Membership at the discretion of the Board of Directors.  He/she shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, and benefits of active membership and shall be subject to all the obligations of membership except the payment of dues or assessments.


Postgraduate (fellow/ resident / intern) Membership.  Dues Waived

Postgraduate (fellow/ resident / intern) Membership may be granted to graduates of COCA accredited osteopathic colleges who are in AOA and/or ACGME accredited postgraduate training programs and are current or former residents of NY. 

This classification of membership entitles the individual to all of the privileges of membership except voting at the Annual or Special meeting of the Society. A Postgraduate member may hold a position on the Board of Directors as the Postgraduate Representative.

Also eligible for consideration for Postgraduate membership shall be those holding the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) and serving under fellowship grants, preceptor ships, or other advanced study or teaching programs.


Student membership.   Dues Waived

Student Membership may be granted to students at COCA accredited osteopathic colleges.  Student Members are not liable for dues and may attend annual and other general meetings. . They are ineligible to hold an Association office and have no voting privileges except through their Representative to the Board of Directors.


Federally Employed Physician Membership     $200/year

Those in this membership category shall be voting members, as granted by the Membership Committee and approved by the Board of Directors. 

 

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