AOS Membership - Application & Instructions

APPLICATIONS AND SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS ARE DUE SEPTEMBER 1st

AMERICAN OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY
MEMBERSHIP PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS

THE ONLINE APPLICATION ALONG WITH ALL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS FOR ALL CANDIDATES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY SEPTEMBER 1st OF THE CURRENT CALENDAR YEAR. IF ELECTED FOR AOS MEMBERSHIP, THE CANDIDATE WOULD BE INDUCTED AT THE NEXT ANNUAL SPRING MEETING. 

YOU MAY ACCESS THE ONLINE APPLICATION HERE. 

Please be prepared to attach:  (For administrative purposes, please submit in WORD format) 

  • UPDATED CV (within 4 mos of application date)
  • LIST of publications and/or a significant body of work (most recent first) 
  • PERSONAL STATEMENT (Please provide an explanation of your experience and contributions thus far that are singular and independent in the field of otology, and your plans for continued, sustained scholarship and planned ongoing participation in the society.
    Formatting: One page, no smaller than 11 font, 500 words or less) 

Once you begin, please be prepared to complete the application in its entirety as you cannot go back and finish. 

WE DO NOT ACCEPT HARD COPIES. If you have questions, please email Kristen Bordignon, at [email protected]  

The AOS prefers proposer letters be sent via email. Electronic letters of recommendation must digitally signed on official letterhead scanned and saved as a .pdf and e-mailed to the AOS Administrative Office, [email protected]   
The first and/or second proposer will be invited to introduce their Candidate at the first AOS business meeting and the Annual President's Banquet in conjunction with COSM.  The proposer and seconder should carefully adhere to the Guidelines for Proposers.


AOS Administrative Office
ATTN: SUJANA S. CHANDRASEKHAR, MD
Secretary-Treasurer
5830 1st St North
St. Petersburg, FL 33703

                                                                                                                                                                                   

The following qualifications are required for proposal of a Candidate for ACTIVE MEMBERSHIP in the American Otological Society:

1)     The Candidate shall have earned a Doctor of Medicine degree or the equivalent acceptable to the Council.

2)     The Candidate shall be certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology Head Neck Surgery (ABO-HNS) or by an equivalent certifying body acceptable to the Council.

3)     The Candidate shall have engaged primarily (at least 50%) in the practice of otology for EIGHT or more years following the completion of their training.   

4)     Two AOS members (active and/or senior) must propose the Candidate. Current members of the AOS Council may not serve in the capacity of primary or secondary proposers. The attached form must be completed by the applicant.   In addition, each proposer must send a letter on official letterhead scanned and saved as a .pdf addressed to the Secretary-Treasurer of the American Otological Society, Inc. to the AOS Administrative office or by email to [email protected]  The proposer and seconder should carefully adhere to the Guidelines for Proposers. This letter may be viewed by eligible voting members via electronic ballot. 

5)     Membership in the Triological Society is encouraged but not required. If a proposed Candidate is NOT a member of the Triological Society, the Candidate must submit a series of related papers, judged by a rigorous peer-reviewed process to be deserving of grant support or publication in high quality journals. The Candidate must show evidence of singular, independent contributions to the field of otology. Specific criteria for this consideration can be found in evidence of continued sustained scholarship. The emphasis is on the quality of contribution to the practice of otology. Other professional activities that may be considered are outlined in the Guidelines for Membership.

6) The Candidate must have a strong publishing history in refereed journals where the Candidate is the first author or first author of a majority of the articles and/or have published a significant comparable body of work.  

PLEASE NOTE: Your regular attendance at the Annual AOS meeting is expected.

From the AOS Bylaws:

7.7.0 Attendance. Any Active member who is absent from three consecutive annual meetings without reason satisfactory to the Council shall be dropped from membership in the Society and shall be notified to that effect by the Secretary-Treasurer. Any member so dropped from membership may be reinstated only by three-fourths vote of the council on presentation of valid justification for such reinstatement.

                                                                                                           

The following qualifications are required for proposal of a Candidate for ASSOCIATE OR CORRESPONDING MEMBERSHIP in the American Otological Society.   Both categories require submission of the same proposal form and required letters (as in “Active” above).

ASSOCIATE:  The Candidate is ineligible for active membership, but considered worthy of membership in the Society because of their contributions to otology and related disciplines.

CORRESPONDING:  The Candidate is ineligible for active membership but is considered worthy of membership in the Society because of their contributions to clinical otology.