Eligibility Requirements

Code of Conduct

By paying AANEM dues, you certify that you have: 
You further certify that no determination by a private body or government entity exists declaring that you have violated provisions regulating medical ethics. Your payment confirms that if your conduct conflicts with the standards and principles of the AANEM, your application may be rejected or you may be subject to appropriate disciplinary action including but not limited to censorship, suspension, or expulsion from AANEM.


Categories of membership and their eligibility requirements are determined by the AANEM Bylaws. Eligibility requirements vary based on your membership type. To determine yours, choose from the options below:
 

All documents and letters can be uploaded during the online application process

Requirements for Physician Members
Requirements for Resident & Fellow Members 
Requirements for Technologist Members
Requirements for Collaborator Members 
Requirements for Researcher Members

 


Requirements for Physician Members

Applicants for this category include physicians from any background or discipline with an active medical license who are interested in either electrodiagnostic or neuromuscular medicine. Some sub-categories of physician membership have additional requirements.
 
Physician members must:
  • Have an active medical license (U.S. physicians’ medical licenses can be verified online; overseas members must provide a copy of their current medical license)
  • Active membership only: Diplomate Certificate of your primary American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Board, Canadian equivalent, or Board of the American Osteopathic Association.
  • Fellow membership only: Must be a current diplomate of the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine
 


Requirements for Resident & Fellow Members

Applicants for this category are physicians who are enrolled in a medical residency or fellowship at the beginning of the calendar year.
  • Have an active medical license (U.S. physicians’ medical licenses can be verified online, overseas members must provide a copy of their current medical license)
  • Provide information about their current training program that can be verified if necessary



Requirements for Technologist Members

Applicants for this category of membership include nonphysicians who work under the supervision of a physician and assist with studies such as nerve conduction studies (NCSs), electroencephelograms (EEGs), intraoperative monitoring (IOM), evoked potentials, polysomnography, and ultrasound.
Technologist members must:



Requirements for Collaborator Members

Applicants for this category of membership include nonphysician providers who work in collaboration with a neurologist or physical medicine and rehabilitation (PMR) physician who treats patients with neuromuscular diseases. 

Collaborator members can be business administrators managing academic or private neurology or PMR practices, supervisors that no longer perform electrodiagnostic (EDX) studies, or those with special training in the healthcare field such as nurses, physician assistants, or pharmacists.

Collaborator members must:
  • Provide a current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Provide a Letter of Support from an AANEM Fellow or Active* member



Requirements for Researcher Members

Applicants for this category of membership include nonphysicians who are a PhD investigator, engineer, holder of a master’s degree, or a graduate student enrolled in a PhD degree program and are currently active in neuromuscular or electrodiagnostic (EDX) research.

Researcher members must:
  • Provide a current Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Provide a Letter of Support from an AANEM Fellow or Active* member



Questions?

Contact the AANEM Membership Department at 507.288.0100 or email membership@aanem.org.
 
*A Fellow member is board certified by the American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine (ABEM); Active member is board certified by a primary American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) Board, Canadian equivalent, or Board of the American Osteopathic Association; Associate member holds a medical license but is not board certified. The AANEM online membership directory lists Fellow and Active membership status in the "member type" of each listing.

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