Proposed Article II

 

ARTICLE II – MEMBERSHIP

 

SECTION 1 – Membership definition and categories

 

The USCAP is a membership organization.  Its members have voting rights, may hold office, may be appointed to committees and elect the Board of Directors (“Board”), formerly known as the Council.  The following membership categories have been defined: 

 

Regular Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:

  

  1. Have received a doctoral degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry or osteopathic medicine, or their international equivalent, and,
  2. Have a minimum of three (3) years of training and/or experience in pathology.
  3. Or have special qualifications and experience, as approved by the Board.

 

Sustaining Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:

 

  1. Are regular or emeritus members; and,
  2. Provide financial contributions beyond their membership dues to support the charitable mission of the USCAP.

 

Junior Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:

 

  1. Have received a doctoral degree in medicine, veterinary medicine, dentistry or osteopathic medicine, or their international equivalent:  and,
  2. Are actively enrolled in an ACGME accredited residency or a fellowship program in pathology. Junior membership is limited to the time of formal training. 
  3. Or have special qualifications and experience, as approved by the Board.

 

Emeritus Members are individuals who meet the following criteria:

 

  1. Have been members in good standing in the USCAP for a minimum of five years;  and,
  2. Have retired from gainful employment in the practice of pathology.

 

Honorary Membership in the USCAP recognizes individuals for meritorious achievement in medicine, especially in pathology. Honorary Members who do not hold membership under another category may not vote or serve on the Board of Directors, but may be appointed to committees. 

 

SECTION 2 - Election to Membership in the USCAP

 

An individual seeking membership will submit an application supported by documentation and information as stipulated from time to time by the Board.  Membership applications shall be approved by the Board of Directors. Transition to Emeritus Membership will be considered by the Board, upon request of a Member who may qualify for such status.

 

SECTION 3 – Membership Dues

 

Dues for all categories of membership shall be determined by the Board from time to time. The Board may also may impose assessments and other mandated fees. Membership in the USCAP will be forfeited by non-payment of Board mandated fees and dues in timely fashion.

 

SECTION 4 - Membership in the International Academy of Pathology (IAP)

 

The USCAP maintains an Affiliation Agreement with the International Academy of Pathology which relates to membership in the IAP for Members of the USCAP.  This Affiliation Agreement, not included in these Bylaws, informs USCAP Members of the USCAP/IAP agreements and may be obtained upon request from the corporate office of the USCAP.