We offer multiple membership categories to welcome a variety of individuals who practice in and support the Osteopathic profession.
An active membership shall be granted to actively practicing osteopathic physicians who are
graduates of a college approved by the AOA; who are duly licensed in the state of North
Carolina, have completed the appropriate application process in accordance with the By-Laws of
this Association; and are current with their dues. Active members in good standing are entitled to
full voting privileges.
Honorary Life Membership
Any physician and/or surgeon shall be granted a free honorary life membership who:
– Has reached the age of seventy-five (75);
– Has held or currently holds a license to practice in the state of North Carolina;
– Is in good standing with the Association; and
– Is semi- to permanently retired.
A retired membership shall be granted to any semi- to permanently retired osteopathic physician
who has held or currently holds a license to practice in the state of North Carolina.
Osteopathic physicians and/or surgeons who are in the service branch of the United States
military; are stationed in North Carolina or claim North Carolina as their home state; and hold a
valid license shall be eligible for a voting membership.
Residents who are duly licensed and are serving in an approved residency program shall be
granted membership upon application and for the duration of that residency.
The Association may accept into non-voting membership osteopathic physicians who meet the
active member requirements but live out-of-state.
A non-voting Associate membership shall be granted to non-osteopathic physicians and the
medical community at-large after having completed the appropriate application process and
receiving approval from the Executive Committee and then Board of Trustees. Associate
membership shall not be available to any osteopathic physician or to any student in an
Intern Membership (PGY-1)
Interns who are serving in an approved internship may become voting members of this
Association upon application and for the duration of the internship.
A non-voting Student membership status may be granted to any student currently enrolled in an
AOA accredited college of osteopathic medicine, upon application.