Membership Overview

The objective of AUPO is the promotion of medical education, research, and patient care in ophthalmology.  To accomplish this objective AUPO provides a forum for discussion of mutual issues facing departments/divisions of ophthalmology of:

  • Medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the United States
  • Ophthalmology residency training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in medical schools and other teaching institutions in the United States
  • Departments/divisions of ophthalmology accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) in Canada and affiliated with a Canadian medical school.

AUPO offers two membership categories: Member and Associate Member. 

Membership Categories

Members

The individual designated as Member is the Chair.  One Member/Chair is allowed per eligible program.

Associate Members

Associate Member categories are available to individuals who meet the criteria below and whose Chair is a Member of AUPO:

  • Residency Program Director – limited to the one individual recognized by the ACGME as the responsible party for the residency training program
  • Associate Residency Program Director – limited to one or more individuals who are recognized at their institutions as associate program directors and whose program director, recognized by the ACGME as the responsible party, is an Associate Member of AUPO
  • Director of Medical Student Education – limited to the one individual who is recognized by the Chair as the program’s director of medical student education
  • Research Director – limited to the one individual who is recognized by the Chair as the program’s director of research
  • Administrator – limited to one or more individuals who are recognized by the Chair as the Senior Administrators promoting the effective and professional administrative support of medical education, research and patient care within the department of ophthalmology

AUPO’s membership year is July 1 to June 30

Annual Member and Associate Member Dues

Members

$650 - Chair, Non-Military Program

$325 - Chair, Military Program

Associate Members* 

$325 - Associate Members, Non-Military Programs*

$163 - Associate Members, Military Programs*

* Program Director, Associate Program Director, Director of Medical Student Education, Research Director, Administrator

Prospective New Members

Chairs, Residency Program Directors, Associate Residency Program Directors, Medical Student Education Directors, Research Directors, or Senior Administrators in departments/divisions of ophthalmology at:

  • Medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) in the United States
  • Ophthalmology residency training programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in medical schools and other teaching institutions in the United States
  • Departments/divisions of ophthalmology accredited by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons (RCPS) in Canada and affiliated with a Canadian medical school

may apply for membership throughout the year.  In all cases, the Chair must join as the Member first, followed by applicable Associate Members.  Eligibility will be verified by AUPO before membership is approved.

If your program meets the above criteria and is not included on the current active member institution list, please complete a New Member Form

Current Member/Associate Member Changes and Additions

Changes in membership for Chairs, Residency Program Directors, Associate Program Directors, Medical Student Education Directors, Research Directors and Senior Administrators should be reported throughout the year.

Reporting changes can be accomplished by submitting a New Member Form.  

Dues are payable only once annually even when there is a mid-year change in the individual representing the medical school or other institution.

Eligibility for each requested change or addition will be verified by AUPO before approved.