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Member Types and Eligibility

Student/Resident Member

A Medical Student or Resident with an interest in the field of infectious diseases may join.


Individuals are eligible to join IDSA as members-in-training as soon as they enter a postdoctoral program in infectious diseases, clinical microbiology, or a related field.

Associate Member

Individuals who do not have specific postdoctoral or equivalent training in ID or a related field may apply for associate membership.

Full Member

Individuals are eligible to become members immediately upon completion of postdoctoral or equivalent training in infectious diseases or a related field.

Advancement to Fellow

This category recognizes individuals who have achieved professional excellence and provided significant service to the profession.

Advancement to Emeritus Member/Fellow

Members or fellows in good standing, upon reaching the age of 65 and retiring from ID professional activities, may be granted emeritus status at the discretion of the IDSA Board of Directors. Emeritus members/fellows do not have voting privileges.

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