Membership

Membership

The American College of Nuclear Medicine has several membership categories. The membership categories for joining are outlined and described below:

Full Member
A Full Member shall be (i) a licensed physician engaged in the practice of Nuclear Medicine and certified by a member board of the American Board of Medical Specialties or other certifying body judged to be of equivalent standards by the Board of Directors (including international boards) or (ii) a Nuclear Medical scientist or pharmacists, other than a physician, who is engaged in the practice of Nuclear Medicine science and possesses an advanced degree.

Any of the above criteria may be waived by the Board of Directors upon recommendation of the Membership and Credentials Committee for individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the specialty.

Full Members shall have the right to vote, to hold elective office, to serve on the Board of Directors, to be appointed to committees, and to be elected to Fellowship.

Honorary Member
An Honorary Member shall be an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of Nuclear Medicine or to the College. Honorary Members shall not have the right to vote, to hold elective office, or to serve on the Board of Regents, but may be appointed to committees, and may be elected to Fellowship.

Emeritus Member
An Emeritus member shall be (i) an individual who has been a member of the College for at least ten years and who has attained the age of 70 years, or (ii) an individual who has been a member of the College for at least ten years, attained the age of 60, and retired from the practice of medicine or related sciences. Emeritus Members shall not have the right to vote, to hold elective office, or to serve on the Board of Directors, but may be appointed to committees and may be elected to Fellowship.

Member In-Training
A Member In-Training shall be (i) a physician who is in a training program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or other training program judged to be of equivalent standards by the Board of Directors (including international training) or (ii) a medical scientist or pharmacist who is in a post-baccalaureate degree program in Nuclear Medicine.

Members-in-Training may be appointed to committees, but, except as otherwise specifically stated in these Bylaws, they shall not have the right to vote or to hold office, but may serve as an ex-officio member of the Board of Directors.

Associate Member
An Associate Member shall be (i) a physician who is within two years following completion of training, as defined above, but who does not qualify for full membership, or (ii) a medical scientist or pharmacists who is within five years following completion of training, as defined above or (iii) a nuclear medicine professional who possesses a baccalaureate degree and has at least five years of experience in clinical Nuclear Medicine.

When a physician Associate Member exceeds two years following completion of formal postgraduate education and does not qualify for Full Membership and when a medical scientist Associate Member does not qualify for Full Membership after five years of Associate Membership, membership in the College shall automatically terminate.

Associate Members may be appointed to committees, but they shall not have the right to vote, to hold elective office, or to serve on the Board of Directors.

Corporate Member
A Corporate Member shall be a business which provides services, equipment, or consumables used in the practice of Nuclear Medicine. Corporate members shall not have the right to vote, to hold elective office, or to serve on the Board of Directors, but may be appointed to committees.

Affiliate Member
An Affiliate Member shall be an individual who does not otherwise qualify for individual membership and (i) is employed in a business which provides services, equipment or consumables used in the practice of Nuclear Medicine or (ii) is involved in a field allied to Nuclear Medicine.

Affiliate Members shall have the right to vote, to be appointed to committees, and to be elected to Fellowship, but not to hold elective office or to serve on the Board of Directors.

Personal Qualifications
Membership in the College is a privilege, not a right, and is contingent upon compliance with these Bylaws. No person shall remain a member of the College unless the member is of good morale character and adheres to the principles of ethical practice of the college.

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