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Become a Member

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Membership forms can be downloaded from our Membership Forms page.

Membership Benefits:

  • Reduced rate registration at the annual meeting

  • Online profile on the South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery website for sharing information about yourself and your practice with the public ($25.00 fee for two years). Click here for details.

  • Membership in the largest association of dermatologists in the state

  • Email alerts regarding important issues affecting dermatology and dermatology related practitioners in the state

Active Membership:

Any physician beginning the practice of dermatology (whether in private practice, academic practice, or while practicing as a dermatologist on active duty in a branch of the Armed Services or U.S. Public Health Service)in the State of South Carolina thereafter, and who is a Diplomate of or has been eligible for examination by the American Board of Dermatology, or by an American Board of Medical Specialties dermatology subspecialty shall be eligible for Active membership.

Applicants shall submit completed required application forms to the Secretary Treasurer at least thirty (30) days before the annual meeting. The Secretary Treasurer shall conduct the necessary investigation to confirm that the application is correct and that the credentials are in order specifically including written confirmation of valid licensure and written proof of the successful completion of residency and Board status. If the credentials of the candidate are in doubt, the Secretary shall further investigate to confirm or refute the credentials, then report his/her findings to the Executive Board.

If the applicant is eligible for membership, he/she is then voted upon by the general membership in the same manner as any other applicant. If the applicant is not eligible for membership as determined by the Executive Board, the name of the candidate is not submitted for a vote. Applicants must be proposed by one active member and seconded by another active member. Applications of those deemed eligible for Active membership shall be voted upon by the general membership at a regular meeting following proposal and seconding, with election to membership requiring a two-thirds (2/3) majority vote for passage.

Associate Membership:

Physicians who are not otherwise eligible for active membership, nurse practitioners and physician’s assistants shall be eligible for Associate membership in the Association.

A nurse practitioner or physician’s assistants may continue Associate membership as long as he or she is affiliated with a physician member in good standing of the South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery.

Applicants for Associate membership must be proposed by one active member and seconded by another active member. Applications shall be voted upon by the general membership at a regular meeting following proposal and seconding, with election requiring a two-thirds (2/3) majority for passage.

Associate members shall have all of the privileges of membership except those of holding office, making motions and voting. The privileges of Associate membership shall remain in effect as long as dues are current and the associate member's status both professionally and personally does not create risk of discredit to the Association.

Emeritus Membership:

Upon the recommendation of one member, seconded by another member, and by a three fourths (3/4) vote at the annual meeting, Emeritus membership can be conferred upon any Active member in the Association who has attained the age of 65, who has been in active medical practice for thirty (30) years, or who is permanently incapacitated.

An Emeritus member shall have none of the obligations of the Active membership in the Association and may not hold office, but shall be entitled to the privileges of making motions and of voting.

Extended public profile - increase your exposure!

The South Carolina Academy of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery website allows you to create an extended public profile detailing your practice, your website and you! To turn on this feature in your account, please mail a check made out to "SCADDS" for $25.00 to:

Debbie Shealy - Executive Director, SCADDS
PO Box 11188
Columbia, SC 29211

Please be sure to have your name somewhere on your check and include a return address and an email address for confirmation. Once confirmed, log into the site and edit your profile by clicking on Edit Profile, under the Member Area menu. Your subscription will be activated for two years after which time you will be able to renew.

Proceeds will benefit the SCADDS Socio-Economic Fund.


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