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The ASCRS offers several types of membership. Please read on to find the membership level most appropriate for you and click Apply Now under that application to join.

     Candidate Application
     Member Application
     Fellow Application
     International Fellow Application
     Allied Health Professional Application
     
Affiliated Scientific Investigator Application





Candidate Application

Application Fee—$25 (One-time fee); Annual Dues—$25

Candidates of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons must be actively enrolled in an accredited or approved residency program in general surgery, surgical oncology or colon and rectal surgery. A person who is enrolled as a research fellow in an accredited or approved residency program may also qualify as a Candidate member. This membership category is renewable annually contingent upon the Candidate member's continued enrollment in a residency program as verified by the program director.  

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QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible to become a Candidate Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Candidate must be actively enrolled in an accredited or approved residency program in general surgery, surgical oncology, or colon and rectal surgery
  2. Or the applicant may be enrolled as a Research Fellow in one of these accredited or approved residency programs

FOR CONSIDERATION

The following items must be submitted for ASCRS to process your Candidate Application. Once all documentation and the $25 application fee are received by the Society your application and supporting documentation will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and then submitted to the ASCRS Executive Council for approval. Annual membership dues are not collected until all approvals have been completed. 

Submit a copy of the following: Letter of recommendation from the director of your training program stating that you are actively enrolled in an accredited or approved residency program in general surgery, surgical oncology or colon and rectal surgery. This letter must include both beginning and end dates of residency.

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Member Application

Application Fee—$100 (One-time fee); Annual Dues—$325

Members of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons are required to have graduated from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), an accredited school of osteopathy or an accredited foreign medical institution. Members must be fully trained in general surgery and have completed an accredited general surgery residency or training in an accredited foreign medical institution that qualifies the applicant to practice general surgery in his or her country of residence. For the complete listing of required criteria, see Qualifications below.  

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QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible to become a Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a graduate from a medical school accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME), an accredited school of osteopathy or an accredited foreign medical institution
  2. Be fully trained in general surgery as evidenced by one of the following:
    1. Certification by the American Board of Surgery or
    2. Satisfactory completion of an accredited general surgery residency as evidenced by a letter of recommendation from the program director of general surgery which must include beginning and end dates of residency or
    3. Completion of training in an accredited foreign medical institution which qualifies the applicant to practice general surgery in his or her country of residence
    4. International applicants must provide a letter from their Professor stating they have completed general surgery training and are practicing surgery with an interest in colon and rectal surgery
  3. Be fully licensed to practice medicine in a state of competent jurisdiction
  4. Be of high moral, ethical, and professional standing

FOR CONSIDERATION

The following items must be submitted for ASCRS to process your Member Application. Once all documentation and the $100 application fee are received by the Society your application and supporting documentation will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and then submitted to the ASCRS Executive Council for approval. Annual membership dues are not collected until all approvals have been completed.   

  1. Submit a copy of one of the following:
    1. American Board of Surgery Certificate or
    2. Copy of your letter from the American Board of Surgery or
    3. Letter of recommendation from the program director of general surgery stating your satisfactory completion of the accredited general surgery residency which must include beginning and end dates of residency.
    4. Letter from the foreign medical institution's professor stating you have completed general surgery training and are practicing surgery with an interest in colon and rectal surgery
  2. Submit a copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  3. Submit a copy of your current Medical License
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Fellow Application

Application Fee—$200 (One-time fee); Annual Dues—$325

Fellows of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons are required to meet all criteria for Members as attested by two letters of recommendation from current Fellows of ASCRS. Applicants must have served a minimum of two (2) years as an ASCRS Member and be certified, and maintain such certification, by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. Applicants must have specialized in the practice of colon and rectal surgery for a least two (2) years immediately preceding applying for Fellow status. For the complete listing of required criteria, see Qualifications below.  

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QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible to become a Fellow in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the applicant must meet the following requirements: 

  1. Meet all requirements for a Member of the Society
  2. Served a minimum of two (2) years as a Member of the Society
  3. Complete and sign the ASCRS Fellow Application and pay the Initiation Fee of $200 and must be current on membership dues
  4. Specialize in the practice of colon and rectal surgery for at least two (2) years immediately preceding application to become a Fellow of the Society. This two-year period may begin when the applicant finishes colon and rectal training  
  5. Attend at least one (1) Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society within three (3) years immediately preceding the Fellow Application submission 

CONSIDERATION

The following items must be submitted before ASCRS is able to process your Fellow Application. Once all documentation and the $200 application fee is received by the Society your application and supporting documentation will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and then submitted to the ASCRS Executive Council for approval. Final approval is voted on during the Business Meeting at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Annual membership dues are not collected until all approvals have been completed.  

  1. Copy of your American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery Certificate or a copy of the letter from the ABCRS
  2. Letter of explanation if your practice is not limited to colon and rectal surgery
  3. Two (2) letters of recommendation from current ASCRS Fellows
  4. Copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  5. Copy of your current Medical License
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International Fellow Application

Application Fee—$200 (One-time Fee); Annual Dues—$325

International Fellows of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons are required to meet the criteria for Members as attested to by letters of recommendation from two (2) current ASCRS Fellows familar with the applicant. The applicant must devote at least 50% of their clinical activity to colon and rectal surgery for at least two (2) years immediately preceding submitting their application for International Fellow. To become an International Fellow the applicant must have attended at least one annual meeting within the three (3) years immediately preceding the Fellow Application has been submitted and they must have served a minimum of two (2) years as a Member of the Society. For the complete listing of required criteria, see Qualifications below.

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QUALIFICATIONS

To be eligible for International Fellow in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, the applicant must meet the following requirements: 

  1. Meet all requirements for Members in the Society as attested to by letters of recommendation from two (2) current Fellows familiar with the applicant.  These letters must attest that at least 50% of the applicant's clinical activity is devoted to the practice of colon and rectal surgery
  2. Served a minimum of two (2) years as a Member of the Society
  3. Complete and sign the ASCRS International Fellow Application and pay the $200 application fee and be current on membership dues
  4. Devote at least 50% of the applicant's surgical practice to colon and rectal surgery for at least two (2) years immediately preceding the International Fellow application submission
  5. Have attended at least one (1) annual meeting of the Society within the three (3) years immediately preceding the International Fellow application submission 

CONSIDERATION

The following items must be submitted before ASCRS is able to process your International Fellow Application. Once all documentation and $200 application fee is received by the Society your application and supporting documentation will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and then submitted to the ASCRS Executive Council for approval. Final approval is voted on during the Business Meeting at the Annual Scientific Meeting. Annual membership dues are not collected until all approvals have been completed.    

  1. Copy of an equivalent certificate of ABCRS from an appropriate national surgical board, fellowship in Royal Colleges of Surgeons, and/or certificates of higher completion of training in surgery
  2. Two (2) letters of recommendation from current ASCRS Fellows
  3. Copy of your Curriculum Vitae
  4. Copy of your current Medical License
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Allied Health Professional Application

Application Fee—$50 (One-time Fee); Annual Dues—$50

Applicants wishing to apply as an Allied Health Professional Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgery must be a licensed registered nurse or physician's assistant with an interest in colon and rectal surgery. Each applicant must be sponsored by a current Member or Fellow of the Society.

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QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must be a licensed Registered Nurse or Physician’s Assistant with an interest in colon and rectal surgery. Once all documentation and $50 application fee is received by the Society your application and supporting documentation will be reviewed by the Credentials Committee and then submitted to the ASCRS Executive Council for approval. Annual membership dues are not collected until all approvals have been completed.   

CONSIDERATION

To be considered for an Allied Health Professional Membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons the online application must first be submitted along with the $50 application fee.   

  1. Submit a Letter of Recommendation from a current Member or Fellow of the Society
  2. Copy of your current License
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Affiliated Scientific Investigator Application

Application Fee—$150 (One-time fee)

To qualify as an Affiliated Scientific Investigator Member of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons the applicant must hold an academic faculty appointment and have published articles related to diseases or conditions of the small bowel, colon, rectum, or anus. Each applicant must be sponsored by a current Member or Fellow of the Society.  

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QUALIFICATIONS

To qualify for an Affiliated Scientific Investigator Membership in the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons, applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  1. Hold an academic faculty appointment
  2. Have published articles related to diseases or conditions of the small bowel, colon, rectum or anus

CONSIDERATION

Once you have completed the application process and , your application and supporting documentation will be sent to the Credentials Committe for review. The Credentials Committee then submits all applications to the Executive Council for approval. The ASCRS Membership Department will contact you once your application is approved for membership. 

  1. Letter of recommendation from a current Member or Fellow of the Society.
  2. Copy of your Curriculum Vitae
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