Membership Types

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The easiest way to join the ACR/ARHP is to complete the new member application online.

  • If you have an account: Select the membership category which best fits you and click the blue Join button to start your application (you will be prompted to login).
  • If you do not have an account: First, create a new account. Then select the membership category which best fits you and click the blue Join button to start your application.

Membership applications are automatically saved by moving to the next step. If you need to leave the application and come back later to complete it; you can return to this page or the My Account page and click the link Continue Application at the top.

Letters of Recommendation

All ACR membership categories require at least one letter of recommendation from a current ACR member. Review the requirements for your selected category by clicking the category name to see the details below. ARHP Students are required to provide a student verification letter. All other ARHP membership categories do not have a recommendation letter requirement.

Processing and Confirmation

Please allow two - three days for application processing once all application materials have been received; you will receive email confirmation as you complete key steps in the process. Access to membership benefits begins immediately. A list of new members is presented to the Board of Directors for approval at quarterly meetings.


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ACR Membership Categories

Fellow

Degree: MD or DO

Requirements: ABIM, ABP, or AOBIM certified in rheumatology

Country of Residence: United States, Canada, Mexico

Application Requirements: Two (2) letters of recommendation from current ACR members

Annual Dues: $415 (subscriptions to Arthritis & Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research included)

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Member

Degree: MD, DO, DVM, DMD, DDS, DPH, EdD, PhD, PharmD

Requirements: Not certified in rheumatology; member should be engaged in a rheumatology-related specialty (e.g. – Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology) OR be actively engaged in scientific research in the field of rheumatology or immunology

Country of Residence: United States, Canada, Mexico

Application Requirements: One (1) letter of recommendation from a current ACR member

Annual Dues: $415 (subscriptions to Arthritis & Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research included)

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International Fellow

Degree: MD, DO, or equivalent

Requirements (meet one of the criteria below):

  • ABIM, ABP, or AOBIM certified in Rheumatology
  • Successful completion of rheumatology training in a residency training program approved by the ACGME
  • Successful completion of a rheumatology training program outside of North America lasting a minimum of two (2) years
  • ACR International Member in good standing for a minimum of five (5) continuous years

Country of Residence: All countries outside North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)

Application Requirements: Two (2) letters of recommendation from current ACR members

Annual Dues: $415 (subscriptions to Arthritis & Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research included)

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International Member

Degree: MD, DO, or equivalent

Requirements: No certification in rheumatology required; meet one of the criteria below

  • Not yet eligible for International Fellowship
  • Actively engaged in a rheumatology-related specialty (e.g. – Internal Medicine, Allergy & Immunology)
  • Actively engaged in scientific research in the field of rheumatology or immunology

Country of Residence: All countries outside North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)

Application Requirements: One (1) letter of recommendation from a current ACR member

Annual Dues: $415 (subscriptions to Arthritis & Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research included)

Join as an International Member

Emeritus

Degree: MD, DO, DVM, DMD, DDS, DPH, EdD, PhD, PharmD, or equivalent

Requirements: Current or qualified Fellow, Member, International Fellow, or International Member who has reached the age of 70 or older

Country of Residence: All countries

Annual Dues: $55 (journal subscriptions not included; available at a reduced rate)

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Fellow-in-Training

Degree: MD or DO

Requirements (United States): ABIM, ABP, or AOBIM certified (or eligible) in Internal Medicine and currently enrolled or less than one year out of a rheumatology training program

Requirements (International): Currently enrolled or less than one year out of a qualified rheumatology training program, accordingly to the regulations of his/her country

Country of Residence: All countries

Application Requirements: A letter from your advisor/program director confirming your enrollment, listing the start and expected end date of your program of study

Annual Dues: $110 (subscription to Arthritis & Rheumatology included)

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Student, Resident & Pre/Post-Doctoral

Degree: Minimum – Bachelor’s

Requirements: Enrolled in a graduate-level program in medicine or a related field; OR enrolled in a residency program and interested in rheumatology; OR engaged in a period of mentored research

Country of Residence: All countries

Application Requirements: A letter from your advisor/program director confirming your enrollment, listing the start and expected end date of your program of study

Annual Dues: No cost (online subscriptions to Arthritis & Rheumatology and Arthritis Care & Research included)

Join as a Student, Resident, & Pre/Post-Doctoral member

 

ARHP Membership Categories

Health Professional

Requirements: A degreed professional, eligible for membership in his/her discipline’s national association and with a demonstrated interest in the field of rheumatology.

Examples: Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist

Country of Residence: United States, Canada, Mexico

Annual Dues: $140 (subscription to Arthritis Care & Research included)

Join as a Health Professional

Practice Management Staff

Requirements: A degreed professional who demonstrates an interest in rheumatology practice

Examples: Practice Manager, Practice Administrator, Insurance Specialist, Certified Coder, Biller

Country of Residence: All countries

Annual Dues: $140 (subscription to Arthritis Care & Research included)

Join as a Practice Management Staff member

Associate

Requirements: Associate degree or non-degreed professional who demonstrates an interest in rheumatology practice, research, or education

Examples: Licensed Practical Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Medical Assistant, Laboratory Technician, Radiology Technician

Country of Residence: All countries

Annual Dues: $90 (journal subscriptions not included)

Join as an Associate member

International Health Professional

Requirements: A degreed professional, eligible for membership in his/her discipline’s national association, and with a demonstrated interest in the field of rheumatology.

Examples: Physician’s Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Registered Nurse, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Pharmacist, Psychologist, Social Worker, Health Educator, Researcher

Country of Residence: All countries outside North America (United States, Canada, Mexico)

Annual Dues: $140 (subscription to Arthritis Care & Research included)

Join as an International Health Professional member

Emeritus

Requirements: Member who has retired from active practice

Country of Residence: All countries

Annual Dues: $30 (journal subscriptions not included)

Join as an Emeritus member

Student

Requirements: Enrolled in a health professional program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree and demonstrate an interest in rheumatology

Examples of Programs: Nursing, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Social Work, Psychology, Laboratory Sciences, Physician Assistant, Health Education, Epidemiology

Application Requirements: A letter from your advisor/program director confirming your enrollment, listing the start and expected end date of your program of study

Country of Residence: All countries

Annual Dues: No cost (journal subscriptions not included)

Join as a Student member

If you prefer to join by fax or mail, please download a pdf of the ACR Membership Application or ARHP Membership Application and send it to the location on the form.

Dues Assistance

Any Fellow, Fellow International, Member, or Member International may request a 50% reduction in their dues for one (1) year; a new request must be made each year. Requests should be made in writing to membership@rheumatology.org. The member must demonstrate some type of financial hardship rendering them unable to pay their dues in full. Examples include sudden loss of income, financial hardship, or extended medical leave. Income information may be required. If a dues reduction is granted, journal subscription access will be available online but not in print (if subscription is included with membership).