Membership Categories

Members of the organization shall be designated as "Fellows" and shall consist of the following six classes:

 
Active – Active Fellows should not exceed two hundred fifty (200) in number.  A candidate for Active Fellowship must be a duly licensed physician, admitted to practice in the country in which he/she resides, and must have been a recognized specialist in the diseases of the upper aerodigestive tract for a period of seven (7) years. The candidate must be a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology or its equivalent as determined by the Council. The candidate must be a member of the American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc. - Triological Society.  He/She must have, within a five (5) year period, documented evidence of attending three (3)  annual meeting of the ALA and served as an author or co-author of an oral or poster presentation of at least one manuscript.  Said documentation including registering and attending the Scientific Sessions. A resident of any country in North, Central, or South America may, when duly qualified, become a candidate for Active Fellowship.
 
Emeritus Any Active Fellow or Corresponding Fellow, regardless of duration of fellowship, may, after full retirement from active practice, apply for Emeritus Fellowship. Any Fellow who desires to make application for Emeritus Fellowship may do so by making written request of the Council for nomination to Emeritus Fellowship. Upon recommendation of the Council, the above-mentioned requirements for Emeritus Fellowship may be waived. An Emeritus Fellow is not subject to payment of regular dues, and may not hold office. Active Emeriti Fellows retain voting privileges.  The election of Emeritus Fellows shall take place in the same manner as that for Active Fellows 
 
Honorary - Honorary Fellows shall not exceed twenty (20) in number.  Recommendation for Honorary Fellowship shall be made solely by the Council, which shall consider candidates only on the written request of two (2) Active Fellows.  The Honorary Fellow is not subject to payment of dues; he/she may not hold office or vote.
 
Corresponding - Corresponding Fellows shall not exceed fifty (100) in number.  Any person, who in the judgment of the Council, shall have made distinguished contributions to medicine or the sciences related to the field of Laryngology and has been a recognized specialist in the diseases of the upper aerodigestive tract for a period of seven (7) years following completion of training, shall be eligible for Corresponding Fellowship and may be recommended by the Council to the Association for election. The Corresponding Fellow is subject to payment of dues equal to fifty percent (50%) of Active Fellows; he/she may not hold office or vote.
 
Associate - Associate Fellows should not exceed thirty (30) in number. Any person, who in the judgment of the Council, shall have made distinguished contributions to medicine or the sciences related to the field of Laryngology and is a resident of North, Central, or South America shall be eligible for Associate Fellowship and may be recommended by the Council to the Association for election. Such individual must be a resident of North, Central, or South America. This category will usually be reserved for non-physician scientists or those physicians who do not qualify for Fellowship under Article IV, Section 2. A. The Associate Fellow is subject to the payment of dues equal to fifty percent (50%) of the Active Fellows dues; he/she may not hold office or vote.
 
Post-Graduate Member -
  1. Any person having completed a recognized Laryngology fellowship upon the recommendation of the fellowship director and/or residency Department Chairman, Vice-Chairman and/or program director shall be eligible for post-graduate status. The appointment is time sensitive, with the candidate being required to become an Active fellow within ten (10) years of appointment or Corresponding fellow within seven (7) years of appointment. The candidate for Active Fellowship must be a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology or its equivalent as determined by the Council.  No dues will be applicable for years 1-5. Post-Graduates members who are eligible to become Active Fellows will be responsible for fifty percent (50%) of dues assessed to Active Fellows during years 6-10.  Post Graduate members who are eligible to become Corresponding Fellows will be responsible for 50% of the dues assessed to Corresponding Fellows for years 6 and 7.

 

 

 

 
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