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Membership Benefits & Dues

SDPA members have access to a wide range of valuable membership benefits. Below is a summary of these benefits.



Member Types:


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


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


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.


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.


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.

Lifetime Membership

A PA with 20 years of SDPA Fellow membership, 5 years of SDPA leadership or committee involvement who has been approved by the SDPA Board of Directors. Learn more


Access to Membership Document Library

  • Powerful resource created by members. The Membership Document Library contains a large variety of articles ranging from clinical protocols to professional advancement. Click here.

Access to Dermatology Career Center

  • Gain access to our robust dermatology career center. Members can upload resumes and search for job postings. Anyone is welcome to post a position for free. Click here to explore.

CME Opportunities

The SDPA offers more than 100 hours of CME training through its online learning center at any given time and has two annual conferences per year with not only CME hours, but fantastic in-person networking opportunities. We are continuously working to provide high quality, affordable, education to the dermatology community. SDPA members get discounted rates to ALL education the SDPA offers. Some education opportunities are available only to members. 

  • Annual Summer & Fall Conferences
  • Conference Video CME - The SDPA video records its sessions at each conference and offers them in packages by the day online for Cat I CME. 
  • Performance Improvement CME - The SDPA offers two PI CME courses worth 20 Cat I CME each.
  • Diplomate Fellowship - Our cornerstone education program is under development. Learn more. 

Complimentary Publications

  • Quarterly JDPA (also available in electronic format)
  • Quarterly SDPA Newsletter (also available in electronic format)
  • Monthly Dermatology Journal Subscriptions to our partners: Dermatology News, Practical Dermatology and The Dermatologist. 

Interactive Media and Website

  • Assist in networking and ‘Pearl’ sharing through online discussion forums, Facebook and Twitter
  • Dermcast.TV (Videos for Professional and Clinical Information)

Professional Support

  • SDPA represents Dermatology PAs by educating the public of their critical role in the industry, and by improving relationships between PAs and physicians
  • SDPA represents Dermatology PAs locally and nationally addressing PA related issues


  • Up-to-date Information on reimbursement, billing, coding, and malpractice
  • Compensation & Employment

Even more...

  • Lifetime Membership – click here to learn more
  • Complimentary Membership to collaborating Physicians
  • PA student website to help educate, mentor and provide support for our future colleagues
  • Philanthropic support through the SDPA Dermatology Physician Assistant Foundation (DPAF)
  • Networking with a large community of peers
  • Professional and personal growth through organizational involvement


SDPA Digital 2020
October 29 – November 1, 2020
A virtual educational offering
Learn more >


SDPA Annual Summer Dermatology Conference
June 10 - June 13, 2021
Chicago, IL

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