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The Michigan Dermatological Society has been furthering the advancement of dermatology in all its branches and serving our members through outstanding education since 1931.

As a member of MDS, you will have access to to:

  • Cutting-edge updates by national experts on the issues affecting your practice and your patients, while providing you with both CME and MOC self-assessment credits.
  • Online CME and MOC tracking.
  • Organized advocacy to help protect your patients and the practice of medicine.
  • Assistance with reimbursement and coding issues.
  • An comprehensive online membership profile searchable by physicians and patients.

MDS offers numerous opportunities for our members to share resources, discuss ideas and network with some of the most active and respected physicians in the state. We also represent dermatology on legislative policies and regulatory affairs that directly affect your practice and patients.

To strengthen the unified voice of medicine in the state and across the nation, MDS works closely with the Michigan State Medical Society (MSMS) and American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) to advocate, educate and lead. 

Ready to help us strengthen the practice of dermatology in Michigan? Click here to join today!

Membership Classes

  • Active Members- Any physician who is a resident of the United States of America or Canada, and who has been granted and maintains certification in dermatology by the American Board of Dermatology (ABD), American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology (AOBD) or Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada (Royal College).
  • Associate Members- Any physician who has completed formal training as prescribed by the ABD, the AOBD or Royal College, who is in the practice of dermatology, and who is board eligible but has not as yet been certified or not maintained certification by the ABD, AOBD or Royal College.
  • Affiliate Members- Any physician practicing dermatopathology who is not eligible for for active or associate membership or any physician certified in dermatology by a foreign board of its licensing equivalent or who satisfy requirements approximately equivalent to the certification requirements by the ABD or Royal College; and who now permanently resides in the United States or Canada; and who is not otherwise eligible for certification by the ABD or Royal College. 
  • Adjunct Members- PhD holders and other scientists devoting a major portion of their time to dermatologic research and/or education in academic medical centers, teaching hospitals or industry; veterinarians specializing in veterinary dermatology; or dentists holding the DDS or DMD degree with special interests in oral/cutaneous medicine. 
  • Graduate Members- Any physician enrolled in a dermatology residency program in the United States or Canada which is approved by the Accreditation Council for Medical Graduate Education or American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology or enrolled in a postgraduate research or fellowship program in the United States or Canada which involves intensive work in the field of dermatology and which can lead to eligibility for MDS membership as an active, affiliate or adjunct member (graduate membership is automatically granted upon each residency program submitting a list of current fellows/residents by September 1). Graduate membership shall terminate upon completion of their full-time, formal training.
  • Emeritus Members- Active, associate, affiliate or adjunct members who have reached the age of 70 and who have retired from active practice.
  • Honorary Members- Any distinguished dermatologist in the United States or other countries approved by a two-thirds vote of the Board of Directors.