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The  Society of Dermatology Physician Assistants (SDPA) is a 501c6 non-profit professional organization composed of members who provide dermatologic care or have an interest in the medical specialty of dermatology. The SDPA is the only constituent organization of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) dedicated solely to the specialty of dermatology. As one of the largest AAPA constituent organizations, the SDPA has over 2,700 members spread out across the United States.  The SDPA is the premier source for professional education, training, and networking within the field of dermatology PA’s.

Your SDPA membership has many great benefits that you can take advantage of the moment your account is activated! Connect to people in your industry and take your career to the next level with our online learning coursework. You can also find out about exclusive SDPA conferences and events to meet, learn and socialize. Browse from our list of memberships to find the type that suits you, whether you are a student or a seasoned professional.

Become A Member

Who should join? SDPA membership consists of a wide variety of dermatology professionals from dermatology PAs working with a board certified or eligible dermatologist, to PAs interested in joining the field, to students, to those working in dermatology who are not PAs such as nurse practitioners. Visit the Member Benefits page to see a full list of benefits you receive. 

Please select from one of the following membership types. Members is active for 1 year from the date that you join or 3 years from the date that you join, depending on the type of membership you sign up for. Auto-renewing members are also available during the join or renewal process. 

Fellow ($110.00/year)

A PA who practices dermatology full or part time and collaborates with a board certified/board eligible dermatologist.

NEW: We are now offering a 3-year membership option for $300 (a $30 savings over three 1-year memberships!). 



Associate ($115.00/year)

PA who has a strong interest or practice emphasis in dermatology, but whose collaborating physician is not a board certified/board eligible dermatologist.

NEW: We are now offering a 3-year membership option for $345. Join now and don't worry about renewing for 3 years!



Affiliate ($120.00/year)

Health professionals or individuals employed by government agencies who do not qualify for any other membership category, who have an interest in dermatology and desire to be affiliated with the SDPA.

NEW: We are now offering a 3-year membership option for $360. Join now and don't worry about renewing for 3 years!



Student ($25.00/year)

A student enrolled in a CAHEA, CAAHEP, or successor agency approved PA program, or an AAPA approved program. Student membership includes SDPA student website access, reduced CME costs, information on dermatology rotations, and mentoring.



Physician (Complimentary with PA Member)

A board certified/board eligible dermatologist who currently collaborates with a Fellow member of the SDPA and is interested in promoting their use as an integral part of the health care delivery team. Please note that we do perform audits and checks to confirm membership criteria.



Renew Your Membership

Are you already a member of the SDPA and need to renew and/or change your member type? Login to your membership profile to renew your membership. Don’t forget to update your contact details so that we can easily get in touch with you and ensure you receive the most of your membership. 

NOTE: The option to renew will be available to members 90 days before their membership expires. If you need to renew prior to that, contact a member of staff at The renewal link can be found on your member profile under "Payments & History" or in the announcements on the feed page. If you encounter any issues at all, or simply want staff assistance, email or call us and we can generate a direct payment link on your behalf. 




SDPA Digital 2020
October 29 – November 1, 2020
A virtual educational offering
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SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference
June 10 - June 13, 2021
Chicago, IL

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