Membership

Regular Members

  1. Regular membership in the Association shall be open to all physicians (Qualified/licensed physicians with M.D., Doctor of Medicine Degree; M.B. and B.S., Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Degree; D.O., Doctor of Osteopathy Degree; Doctor of Chiropractic Degree; and D.D.S./D.M.D., Doctor of Dental Surgery or Doctor of Dental Medicine; and Podiatrists) of Nigerian heritage, physicians married to Nigerians, physicians who are naturalized citizens of Nigeria practicing, teaching or otherwise engaged in the medical profession in the Americas (United States of America, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, the Territories of the U.S.A., as well as the Caribbean).
  2. Physicians such as interns, residents, and fellows who are undergoing additional training and/or still in apprenticeship, in the medical and dental professions, in the Americas, shall also be eligible for regular membership.
  3. Students enrolled in Medical School, the Dental School, College of Osteopathy or Podiatry or School of Chiropractic, who are pursuing their education in the Americas, may attend the meetings of the Association as observers; but shall not be eligible for membership.

Associate Members

  1. Associate Membership shall be open, at the discretion of the Board of Directors, to individuals in medical or allied health professions, who do not otherwise qualify for regular membership.
  2. An associate member shall have all the rights of regular members except the right to make motions, vote or hold an elective office.

Affiliate Members

  1. Any member in good standing in the Association who then relocates to another country outside of the Americas shall be granted affiliate membership status.
  2. An Affiliate membership shall be maintained by regular payment of annual membership dues.
  3. An Affiliate member shall have all the rights of regular members except the right to make motions, vote or hold elective office.

Honorary Members

  1. The Board of Directors may elect as honorary members (on the basis of position of honor or eminence in the community) persons who are not members of the medical profession or who are physicians but do not otherwise qualify for membership in the Association.
  2. Honorary members shall be designated as “Honorary members of the Association Nigerian Physicians in the Americas” and shall have such privileges as the Board of Directors shall determine.
  3. Honorary members shall have all the rights of regular members except the right to make motions, vote, or hold elective office.