The object of this Association shall be the cultivation and improvement of the science and art of surgery, the elevation of the standards of the medical profession and such other matters as may come legitimately within its sphere.
The 2020 membership cycle is open, and new candidate applications may be initiated by current ASA Fellows from within the Members Only Area. The Association strongly sponsorship of membership applications for women leaders and underrepresented minorities, as well as from a range of surgical specialties. Please note that per the application instructions, PMID numbers must now be provided for the three most important contributions that each applicant uploads, as well as for all papers published by an applicant in the last five years. Each candidate's electronic membership application must be completed and submitted online by March 1, 2019. All support letters must be uploaded by a candidate's sponsors and up to three additional Fellows by March 31, 2019, in order for the applicant's name to be read at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Dallas Texas.
After the initial reading of all candidate names with completed applications in April, 2019:
Please note that the timeline from completion of application to election at the 2019 Annual Meeting is at minimum 13 months long.