CATEGORIES OF MEMBERSHIP

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Fellow Member (FISHRS)

Fellows shall be Members in good standing who demonstrate support of the purposes and activities of the Society and dedication to the field of hair restoration surgery through the satisfaction of additional criteria as set forth on the Society’s Scorecard of Eligibility for Fellow Category. Members must earn the stated number of points or more on the Scorecard to be eligible for Fellow status. The Scorecard may be found in the Members Only section of the ISHRS website.

In order to maintain Fellow status, the Member must attend at least one ISHRS approved meeting every three years. Failure to attend at least one ISHRS approved meeting every three years will result in the automatic change of membership status to Associate Member. Reinstatement to Fellow status requires attendance at at least one ISHRS approved meeting. Such reinstatement will take place at the next ISHRS annual meeting by recommendation of the Membership Committee. Applicants for Fellow must complete the Scorecard. Fellows may vote and hold office in the Society, and they may use the ISHRS Fellows logo on their websites and in other promotional materials.

Member

Members shall be physicians (MD, DO, or Non-U.S. equivalent) of good moral character and standing in the community who are fully licensed to practice medicine, have an interest in hair restoration and scalp surgery, and meet the additional minimum educational requirements (Minimum Educational Commitment). Applicants for Member must complete the application and submit it along with the following: a copy of current medical license for the jurisdiction in which the person will be listed on the ISHRS website, a completed Minimum Educational Commitment form and two letters of recommendation (if the applicant is not already an Associate Member). One of the letters must be from an ISHRS Member or Fellow Member, and one must be from a physician in the state/country in which the applicant practices.

Associate Members applying for Member category must submit the completed application, and one letter of recommendation from a Member or Fellow Member of the ISHRS stating that they recommend the applicant for full Member status. There is no application fee for Associate Members to apply for Member category.
To meet the Minimum Educational Commitment, applicants must either earn certification by the American Board of Hair Restoration Surgery (ABHRS) and attend at least two ISHRS approved meetings or attend at least four ISHRS approved meetings. See the ISHRS website for the list of approved meetings. Applicants for Member category may, but need not be, Associate Members. In order to maintain Member status, the Member must attend at least one ISHRS approved meeting every three years. Failure to attend at least one ISHRS approved meeting every three years will result in the automatic change of membership status to Associate Member.

Reinstatement to Member status requires attendance at at least one ISHRS approved meeting. Such reinstatement will take place at the next ISHRS annual meeting by recommendation of the Membership Committee. Members may vote and hold office in the Society, and they may use the ISHRS Members Only logo on their websites and in other promotional materials.

Associate Member

Associate Members shall be physicians (MD, DO, or Non-U.S. equivalent) of good moral character and standing in the community who are fully licensed to practice medicine, and have an interest in hair restoration and scalp surgery. Applicants for Associate Membership must complete the application and submit it along with the following: a copy of current medical license for the jurisdiction in which the person will be listed on the ISHRS website and two letters of recommendation. [Two letters of recommendation are required, of which at least one must be from an ISHRS Member or Fellow Member. The other letter must be from another physician colleague. One of the letters must be from a physician in the state/country in which the applicant practices.] Associate Members cannot vote or hold office in the Society, and they may not use the ISHRS Members Only logo on their websites or in any other promotional materials.

Emeritus Member

Emeritus Members shall be individuals who have been Members or Fellows in good standing for at least five (5) years who have attained the age of 65, and who are no longer engaged in active practice for more than fifty (50) days per year. Applicants for Emeritus membership must complete and submit the application along with a copy of a passport, birth certificate or other evidence of birthdate. Emeritus Members cannot vote or hold office in the Society, and they may not use the ISHRS Members Only logo on their websites or in any other promotional materials.

Adjunct Member

Adjunct Members shall be individuals who: (i) hold a doctorate (PhD or the equivalent) in a biomedical-related area; (ii) devote the majority of their professional activities to hair research in an academic setting; and (iii) are of good moral character as attested to, in writing, by a Member or Fellow Member of the Society. Applicants for Adjunct Membership must complete the application and submit it along with the following: a letter of attestation of good moral character from a Member or Fellow Member of the Society, evidence of doctorate from degree-granting institution; and a detailed statement outlining current academic activities in hair research. Adjunct members cannot vote or hold office in the Society, and they may not use the ISHRS Members Only logo on their websites or in any other promotional materials.

Resident Member

Resident Members shall be physicians (M.D., D.O., or Non-U.S. equivalent) of good moral character and standing in the community who are actively enrolled in a recognized and accredited formal residency teaching program. Applicants for Resident Member status must present a letter from the Chief of Service or Program Director attesting to their moral character, their enrollment in the residency program, and recommending them for Resident Membership status in the Society. They must submit two letters of recommendation. [Two letters of recommendation are required, of which at least one must be from an ISHRS Member or Fellow Member. The other letter must be from another physician colleague. One of the letters must be from a physician in the state/country in which the applicant practices.] Resident Members cannot vote or hold office in the Society, and they may not use the ISHRS Members Only logo on their websites or in any other promotional materials.

Surgical Assistant Member

Applicants for the Surgical Assistant Member category must submit a letter attesting to employment from an Associate Member, Member, or Fellow Member of the Society who has a clinical hair restoration practice and performs hair restoration surgery, and who is the current employer of the applicant. The letter should attest that the surgical assistant assists in surgery and is a licensed healthcare professional in the same jurisdiction as the employing physician. If and when the employer of a Surgical Assistant Member ceases to be an Associate Member, Member, or Fellow Member of the Society, the Surgical Assistant’s membership will terminate automatically at the end of the current dues year unless the Surgical Assistant gains employment with another Associate Member, Member, or Fellow Member of the Society. Any Surgical Assistant whose employer ceases to be a Society member must notify the Membership Chairman within 60 days of the change. Surgical Assistant Members cannot vote or hold office in the Society, and they may not use the ISHRS Members Only logo on websites or in any other promotional materials.