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Applicants for ASPO Membership

Thank you for your interest in becoming a member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology. Before applying we recommend reviewing the membership information and application criteria below.

Membership Types

Please review all the membership types ASPO offers.

Member

An otolaryngologist with a majority (80%) of medical and surgical practice involving pediatric patients. A member is Board Certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. It is also recommended, though not required, to be a member of the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head Neck Surgery or the Canadian Otolaryngology Society prior to application submission. Members are required to pay dues, are eligible to vote, serve on committees, and to hold office.

International Member

An otolaryngologist who practices outside of the United States or Canada who otherwise fulfills the requirements for admission to the Society as a Member, but who is not a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology or a Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons (Canada). An International Member is not required to pay dues, not eligible to vote, and not eligible to hold office however, is eligible to serve on committees.

Fellow Member

Currently Enrolled in a pediatric otolaryngology fellowship who is board-eligible or board-certified by the American Board of Otolaryngology or the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. The maximum duration of Fellow Membership is three years. After this time a Fellow member must re-apply for full membership under the criteria necessary for Full Membership.

Eligibility criteria for Membership application:

  • Have attended at least one ASPO meeting in the 3 years prior to application
  • Be an otolaryngologist practicing in the United States or Canada
  • Be recognized and identified by peers as a pediatric otolaryngologist
  • Have successfully completed a fellowship program in pediatric otolaryngology
  • Have demonstrated professional activities in the field of pediatric otolaryngology for a minimum of two years following completion of pediatric otolaryngology fellowship training and prior to submitting the application
  • Have authored a minimum of two (2) peer reviewed publications in the field of pediatric otolaryngology published in an on-line or print peer-reviewed journals or editor-reviewed textbooks
  • Have furnished letters of recommendation from two (2) active ASPO members

Complete Application

Materials needed for Membership application:

  • Have all supplemental materials collected and ready for submission prior to the start of the application process as you will be asked to upload these in the application prior to submitting.
  • Choose the appropriate category of membership, as outlined above and in the bylaws. Make sure you fulfill the membership criteria for the category you selected. Categories are as follows:
    Member, International Member, Fellow Member (Note: Criteria differs for Fellow Membership which is outlined below)
  • Two (2) letters of sponsorship from members of ASPO. Sponsors should speak about their relationship to you, how long they have known you and elaborate on the overall attributes that make you a good candidate to become a member of ASPO.
  • Complete the online application in full. We recommend completing the application in one sitting, however you will receive an email with a link to edit your submission up until the deadline date (January 1).
  • Pay a non-refundable application fee of $100 USD. Payments can be made by credit card online at the time of submission.

Complete Application

Materials for Fellow Membership application:

  • Have all supplemental materials collected and ready for submission prior to the start of the application process as you will be asked to upload these in the application prior to submitting.
  • Complete the online application in full. We recommend completing the application in one sitting, however you will receive an email with a link to edit your submission up until the deadline date (January 15).
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from voting ASPO Member in good standing
  • One (1) letter of support from Pediatric Otolaryngology Fellowship Director
  • No application fee is required

Complete Application

ASPO Membership Application Resources

Thank you for your interest in becoming a Member of the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

Applications for the 202-2021 year are Now Open!


The Application Cycle will close on January 1, 2021.

2020-2021 Year Application Questions

If you have any questions regarding your membership application, please contact the ASPO Administrator at aspo@facs.org or 312.202.5580.

Important Dates for 2020-2021 Year

  • New Membership Submission opens:  September 2020
  • New Membership Submission closes: January 1, 2021
  • Notification: March 31, 2021

2021 ASPO Full Member Application

2021 ASPO International Member Application

2021 ASPO Fellow Member Application

Thank you

Thank you for your interest in the American Society of Pediatric Otolaryngology.

If you require assistance, please contact the ASPO offices at ASPO@facs.org or call 312.202.5005 or 877.360.5490 (toll free).

For the Membership Committee,
Sonal Saraiya, MD, Chair, ASPO Membership Committee