FSP Membership Descriptions


Regular Member (formerly known as Active or Associate) - $350

Only the following physicians, who reside in the State of Florida, shall be eligible for election to, or continue as, Regular Members in the Society:

  1. Those holding the degree of M.D. from an accredited school of medicine or D.O. from an accredited school of osteopathic medicine AND
  2. Those who have specialized for a period of at least four years after graduation in the practice of, or teaching of Pathology, AND
  3. Those who are licensed to practice medicine as an M.D. or D.O. in the State of Florida AND
  4. Those who dedicate a major portion of their practice to this specialty, AND
  5. Those who are Diplomates of the American Board of Pathology, or eligible for admission to the examination of that Board, as certified by said Board 

Regular – New in Practice (First and Second Year)   - $200

Physicians who are in their first or second year of practice may join FSP in this category.  It is noted that beginning third year of practice, the membership dues amount will increase to $350.          

Group Regular Members (same description as Regular Members above with following exceptions) - $300

Physician must belong to a group of 25+ pathologists from same facility – minimum of 25 Pathologists who are FSP Members within the same facility – NAME OF FACILITY:

Resident Members (formerly known as Junior/Student Members) - $0 – no cost during residency

Resident Members shall be physicians in the State of Florida who are in a full time approved training program in Pathology or sub-specialty of Pathology.  Membership in this category must be changed within two (2) years after completion of training to the appropriate membership category.  They shall meet all requirements for regular membership in Chapter III, Section 2 of the bylaws, except for four (4) years of practice and full membership in a National society.

Corresponding Members (formerly known as Out of State Members) - $150

Corresponding Members shall include physicians who are practicing Pathology whose primary practice is in a State other than Florida, and is a member in good standing of a State society of pathology, other than the Florida Society of Pathologists.   They shall have no vote at general or special meetings.

Honorary Members - Honorary Membership shall be awarded by two thirds vote of the Executive Committee to any person demonstrating excellence in their profession or field of study.

Retired Members - Retired Membership is available to any retired or inactive pathologist residing in Florida, who will document prior active membership in any State pathology society, the CAP, ASCP or other recognized National society of Pathology.

Voting and Holding Office Privileges - Only Regular Members have the privilege of voting and holding office.  Resident, Corresponding, Honorary and Retired Members shall have no power to vote at general or special meetings, and may not hold an elected office.  They shall pay dues as designated for their membership category and may be appointed to Committees and utilized in any other manner deemed of benefit to the Society.  They will be entitled to vote within their respective Committees in matters pertaining to that Committee’s work.

The dues year runs from May 1 – April 30.  Dues payments are deductible by members as an ordinary and necessary business expense.  In accordance with Section 6033(3)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code, as amended, members of FSP are hereby notified that an estimated 15% of your FSP dues will be allocated to lobbying and political activities, and therefore are not deductible as a business expense.

Publication Date: 
Friday, March 11, 2016 - 2:30pm