Membership

Overview

Mission Statement

The Mission of The Society is to promote the multi-disciplinary and collegial study of all aspects of cancer. The Society will encourage liaison and professional development among the various medical and surgical specialists, and allied scientists concerned with cancer.

Who Joins the ARS?

The American Radium Society (ARS), a venerable institution and the oldest society devoted to the study and treatment of cancer, is a multidisciplinary organization with members from a number of specialized fields including:

  • Radiation Oncologists
  • Surgical Oncologists
  • Gynecological Oncologists
  • Medical Oncologists
  • Allied Scientists
  • Medical Physicists
  • and others, spanning various fields of Oncology

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CONTACT INFORMATION

The American Radium Society
11300 West Olympic Blvd, Suite 600, Los Angeles, CA 90064
PHONE: 310-437-0581 x138
FAX: 310-424-3398
EMAIL: membership@americanradiumsociety.org

Apply for Membership

Active Membership Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application
  • Please list 1-3 current Active or Senior ARS members to sponsor you. They will be contacted and verified via email.
  • $190 application fee and $275 annually thereafter

Candidate Membership Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application
  • Please list 1-3 current Active or Senior ARS members to sponsor you. They will be contacted and verified via email.
  • $50 application fee and $50 annually thereafter

Medical Student Membership Application Requirements

  • Submit an online application
  • Please list 1-3 current Active or Senior ARS members to sponsor you. They will be contacted and verified via email.
  • No application fee required

CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP

ACTIVE Membership

Active membership may be held by physicians and allied scientists:

  • Physicians shall be graduates of recognized medical colleges. They shall have adequate formal training and ongoing practice in those branches of medicine and surgery that are closely allied in the management of cancer. They must be certified, or board eligible by a medical or surgical board that governs their area of specialty or have equal qualifications acceptable to the Membership and Credentials Committee.
  • Allied scientists shall be graduates of recognized graduate schools and have qualifications acceptable to the Executive Committee of this Society.

CANDIDATE Membership

Candidate membership may be held by physicians and allied scientists. These members will be non-voting members:

  • Physicians shall be graduates of a recognized medical college and be enrolled in an oncology training program (surgical, radiation, medical, gynecologic).
  • Allied scientists shall have corresponding qualifications; eligible for Active membership upon completion of training and board certification as described for active membership. Their membership status shall exist until the candidate is selected for Active membership or until no more than two years have passed since board certification. Candidate membership shall be terminated three years from the completion of their training program, unless they have paid the dues as an Active member.

MEDICAL STUDENT Membership

Medical Student membership may be held by those students interested in pursuing a career in an oncology specialty training program. These members will be non-voting members:

  • Medical Student memberships may be held by those interested in pursuing a career in an oncology specialty training program (surgical, radiation, medical or gynecologic) and currently enrolled in an Accredited medical school acceptable to the ARS. No annual dues.

SENIOR Membership

Senior membership will be open, upon request, to an Active member in good standing who has reached 65 years of age and who has retired from the practice of their specialty. Senior Members pay no annual dues. Option to pay journal subscription for Senior members available

HONORARY Membership

Honorary membership may be conferred on distinguished individuals who have rendered valuable service in the fields of medical and allied sciences. They shall be exempt from annual dues but pay for subscription to the ARS official journal (if one is designated) and special assessments. Nominations for Honorary membership may be submitted by an Active member to the Secretary for consideration by the Membership and Credentials Committee and shall be approved by the Executive Committee. An Honorary Member is one who has made an exceptional contribution to the field of Oncology or to the Society.
Honorary members shall be exempt from the payment of dues. They are not entitled to vote or hold elective office. Honorary members will be exempt from annual dues.

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