Become a Member: Membership Application

ABOUT RPS MEMBERSHIP

The Renal Pathology Society is a nonprofit organization committed to increasing and disseminating knowledge about the pathology and pathophysiology of the kidney. Regular Membership is open to any MD, DO, MBBS, PhD, DVM, or equivalent doctoral degree holder who has demonstrated accomplishments in nephropathology as determined by the Membership Committee under the direction of the Executive Committee. Junior Memberships for those individuals who are in training as well as Associate Memberships for those interested in renal pathology but lacking a doctoral degree are also available.


MEMBERSHIP TYPES AND CRITERIA 

Regular Member: Any holder of an MD, DO, MBBS, PhD, DVM, or equivalent doctoral degree with demonstrated interest and involvement in the field of renal pathology as determined by the Membership Committee, using criteria agreed upon by the Board of Directors. Annual dues for a regular member shall be as specified from time to time by the Board of Directors. Applicants for regular membership must also meet at least one of the following:

  • Completion of a minimum of six months research or clinical traineeship in nephropathology, e.g. during residency or postdoctoral fellowship, OR
  • Research experience in pathophysiology or pathogenesis of renal diseases, OR
  • Interest in renal pathology as a general pathologist

Junior Member: Any holder of an MD, DO, MBBS, PhD, DVM, or equivalent degree with demonstrated interest in the field of renal pathology as evidenced by enrollment in a renal pathology training program or research at the resident or fellow level. No prior accomplishments are required. Dues are waived until training is completed, at which point membership is converted to regular status.

Associate Member: A person who has demonstrated interest and involvement in the field of renal pathology as determined by the Membership Committee, using criteria agreed upon by the Membership Committee, using criteria agreed upon by the Board of Directors, but who lacks a doctoral degree.


HOW TO APPLY (ALL MEMBERSHIP TYPES):

  1. Download and complete the membership form by clicking the following link (form is a fillable PDF): PDF. (Please note that this form should be signed by a sponsor who is a current RPS member).
  2. Complete a letter stating evidence for fulfillment of one or more of the above-listed membership requirements
  3. Email your membership form, curriculum vitae (CV), and letter of application to the Chair of the Membership Committee

MEMBERSHIP DUES:

Annual dues for RPS membership are currently $75 for a regular member and $125 for a sustaining member (voluntary contribution of $50 to the RPS). Associate Membership Dues are $50 per year. Junior members are not required to pay society dues while actively training. Junior members must inform the society once their training period is finished so that conversion to regular membership may be initiated. Reduced fees are offered to regular and associate members from countries defined as least developed by the UN. Members of the RPS who have retired can become emeritus members and are no longer required to pay dues. Please note that annual dues are determined by the Board of Directors and are subject to change without prior notice.





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