Membership Types

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The easiest way to join the ACR/ARHP is to complete the new member application online. If you are not sure which membership type is right for you, see information about the ACR and ARHP membership categories below.

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 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 after we receive all application materials. You will receive an 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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Note: Membership applications are saved automatically by moving to the next step. If you need to leave the application and return later to complete it, visit the My Account page, find your application in the Membership Application section, and click edit.

If you prefer to join by fax or mail, download a pdf of the ACR Membership Application or ARHP Membership Application.

 

ACR Membership Categories

Member

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

Requirements: Not certified in rheumatology; engaged in a rheumatology-related specialty (e.g. Internal Medicine, Allergy and Immunology) OR 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)

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 and 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)

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)

Student, Resident, Pre/Post-Doctoral

Degree: Minimum – Bachelors

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)

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)

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)

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)

 

ARHP Membership Categories

Health Professional

Requirements: Health practitioner (excluding North American licensed physician) or other professional who currently works or has an interest in rheumatology

Examples: Behavioral Science, Clinical, Health Services, Public Health and Translational Research, Laboratory Science, Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Office Administration and Support Team, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology

Country of Residence: United States, Canada, Mexico

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

International Health Professional

Requirements: Health practitioner (excluding licensed physician) or other professional who currently works or has an interest in rheumatology

Examples: Behavioral Science, Clinical, Health Services, Public Health and Translational Research, Laboratory Science, Nursing, Nurse Practitioner, Office Administration and Support Team, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Radiology

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

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

Emeritus

Requirements: Health practitioner or professional (excluding physicians) who has retired from active practice

Country of Residence: All countries

Annual Dues: $30 (journal subscriptions not included)

Student, Resident, Pre/Post Doctoral

Requirements: Enrolled in a health practitioner /  professional program leading to a baccalaureate or graduate degree or post-professional training program (excluding physicians)

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)

 

Dues Assistance

Any Fellow, International Fellow, Member, or International Member 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).