A major goal of the American Ophthalmological Society is to attract the current leaders and the future leaders of ophthalmology, both domestic and international. The encouragement of international members is a new goal for the AOS.
Individuals in the same department or who have served as mentors for the individual may write the nominating letters, as long as TWO seconding letters are included from other national individuals in the field of interest of the candidate to affirm his/her national and/or international stature in Ophthalmology.
Member nominations are due by April 30th each year, and are considered during the AOS Annual Meeting. Approved nominees are invited to submit a member application in June.