To qualify as a Student Health Professional Member, an applicant must:
- Reside in the United States, Canada or Mexico
- Have demonstrated an interest in rheumatology and shall be enrolled in a health professional program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree
- Health professional programs may include nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, social work, psychology, laboratory sciences, physician assistant, health education and epidemiology
- Obtain the signature of a current member of the ARHP or ACR who is familiar with the applicant's professional competence, ethics and moral standing
- Submit a letter that obtains the signature of their program director or faculty advisor
- Your application will be placed on hold without this letter of confirmation
- In order to keep student status, we must receive this letter yearly
Students may be elected by the Executive Committee at any of its regular or special meetings.
After election to membership and payment of any entrance fees, dues and assessments, a Student Member shall have rights and privileges of membership as determined by the executive committee.
Student members of the division:
- Will receive the AC&R Journal online
- Will not have the right to serve on division committees
- Will not have the right to vote or hold office in the division
- Are not considered members of the ACR and may not so represent themselves in any written or oral communication to the public