How to become a Member
Active Membership shall be open to individuals who have demonstrated an interest in the principles and values of William Osler and in the history of medicine or the medical humanities. Applicants for membership who are 75 years or older must remain on Active and/or Fellow status for at least 10 years before electing to become an Emeritus Member. Payment of annual dues is required to maintain membership.
Student Membership shall be open to undergraduate and graduate students and trainees (residents and fellows) who have demonstrated an interest in the principles and values of William Osler, and in the history of medicine or the medical humanities. No dues or meeting registration fees will be charged until student members have completed their formal training. Student members may be considered for Active Membership at the completion of their training if they have presented a paper at an annual meeting. Winners of the William Bennett Bean Award will be inducted automatically as student members in the year they present their Bean paper.
For more information or to submit a membership application form, please contact:
Joan Richardson, M.D.
Chair, American Osler Society Membership Committee
All Fellow Membership applications must received by the administrator no later than February 1st to be considered at that year’s annual meeting.
The Latin on the certificate is translated below.
AT MEMORIA BENE REDDITAE VITAE SEMPITERNA QUOD ENIM MUNUS REIPUBLICAE AFFERRE MAJUS,
MELIUSVE POSSUMUS, QUAM SI DOCEMUS ATQUE ERUDIMUS JUVENTUTEM.
But the memory of a life laid down well is eternal and for what greater, or more preferable,
gift are we able to bring to the state than if we teach and educate the youth.
Members attending the 2010 meeting in Rochester, Minnesota.