Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the New England Dermatological Society!

To apply for membership, the following items are required:

  1. Completion of the NEDS application. This can be done online (preferred) or by submitting a paper application.
  2. Your CV (required for ALL levels of membership). Please forward to
  3. A letter of reference (LOR) from an Active NEDS physician member. (click here for a referral template.) Please forward to
  4. Payment of your $225 Membership application fee.

Residents and Fellows: Residents and Fellows in New England area dermatology training programs are eligible to attend NEDS meetings without an attendance fee. NEDS also offers a 50% discount (through a rebate check) on first year membership dues for any person who applies within one year of completing their residency or fellowship training.

Referral Rebate: The Society offers a $50 rebate on membership dues to any member who refers a new member to the Society.

Membership Categories

 Active      Board certified by the American Board of Dermatology
 Associate Completed 3 years of training in dermatology but not board certified
 Affiliate   Non-dermatologists with dermatology- related specialty (i.e. researcher, pathology-trained dermatopathologist)
 Adjunct    Nurse practitioners and physician assistants who work under the supervision of an Active NEDS Member

 Next steps

Your application will be reviewed at the next scheduled Council meeting when all required information is received. You will then be notified if your membership has been approved or if there are additional items required for approval.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact Gayle Sommer/NEDS Administrator by email at or by phone at 781-434-7731.

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