Membership Types:

Become A Member

Active Membership 

A) Requirements

  • 1) Graduation from a recognized medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Osteopathy.
  • 2) Authentic and unlimited medical license. Active members must be licensed in the state of Louisiana.
  • 3) Evidence of certification by the appropriate specialty board or documented evidence of eligibility to sit for such board examination.
  • 4) Applicants shall demonstrate a major interest in the field of gastroenterology and document such interest.
  • 5) Such applicants shall endeavor to exhibit honorable humanistic qualities and adhere to the AMA Code of Ethics in their professional pursuits.
  • 6) Special training and demonstrated skill in the broad field of gastroenterology and/or gastrointestinal endoscopy to the satisfaction of the Membership Committee and Governing Board.

B) Procedure

  • 1) The applicant is responsible for the completion of the application form supplied by the Secretary/Treasurer of the Society. The applicant is responsible for the direction two professional references to the Secretary/ Treasurer. These references should be from two active members of the Society or one active member and the Chairman of the applicant’s training program or Chief of Service.
  • 2) The Secretary of the Society shall submit all completed applications to the Membership Committee for review and recommendation. The Membership Committee shall determine whether applicants meet the requirements for membership and submit its report and recommendation to the Governing Board for action.

Trainee/Fellow

A) Requirements

  • 1) Graduation from a recognized medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy.
  • 2) Authentic and unlimited Louisiana Medical license.
  • 3) The applicant shall be enrolled in an approved training program directly related to gastroenterology.
  • 4) The applicant shall make application for Trainee membership on the prescribed form, which shall be reviewed and approved by the Membership Committee.
  • 5) A letter of recommendation from the supervisor or instructor authenticating the candidate’s full-time training status in the field of gastroenterology must be sent to the Secretary.

B) Procedure

The Secretary/Treasurer of the Society shall transmit the completed application form and a letter of recommendation to the Chairman of the Membership Committee. The
Membership Committee shall be charged with making a determination of whether applicants meet the requirements for responsibility for approving or denying applications for Trainee membership on a rolling basis (depending on the location of the Trainee.)

C) Privileges

Trainee members shall have all the privileges of Active members except the right to vote, hold elective office, or to propose members. The membership shall terminate when the Trainee becomes eligible for Active membership or terminates his training status. Trainee members shall not be required to submit annual dues.

Associate Membership

A) Requirements

  • 1) Graduation from a recognized medical school with a degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathy.
  • 2) The Governing Board of the Society is authorized to confer Associate membership to physicians who wish to be members of the Society but do not reside in Louisiana.
  • 3) Any Active member may transfer to Associate member by verifying his relocation out of Louisiana.
  • 4) Associate members must hold a valid medical license for the state of practice.
  • 5) Associate members shall have all the privileges of Active members, except the right to vote and propose members. Associate members may not be elected to office; however, they may finish out a term to which they were elected prior to moving out of state.
  • 6) Associate members shall be required to submit annual dues at one-half (h) the amount of Active members.

B) Procedure

  • 1) The applicant is responsible for the completion of the application form supplied by the Secretary of the Society. The applicant is responsible for the direction of two professional references to the Membership Secretary/ Treasurer. These references should be from two active members of the Society or one active member and the Chairman of the applicant’s training program or Chief of Service.
  • 2) The Secretary/Treasurer of the Society shall submit all completed applications to the Membership Committee for review and recommendation. The Membership Committee shall determine whether applicants meet the requirements for membership and submit its report and recommendations to the Governing Board for action.

Senior Membership 

Members who have attained the age of sixty-five (65) may request advancement to Senior membership. Senior members shall have all of the privileges of Active members except the right to vote and to hold elective office. They shall not be required to submit annual dues.

Honorary Membership

The Governing Board is authorized to grant Honorary membership to any physician, scientist, or lay person who it considers worthy of this recognition because of outstanding contributions to the field of gastroenterology or related fields, or to the Society. Honorary Members shall have all the privileges of Active Members except the right to vote and hold elective office. They shall not be required to submit annual dues.

Cost of membership:

$150 – Active members
$0 – GI Fellows
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