Active membership is open to any scientist whose work has relation to investigative dermatology or cutaneous biology and any physician with an interest in skin diseases or allied subjects. In addition, any individual or group evidencing an interest in investigative dermatology and who does not meet the general requirements may become a sustaining member. Any individual engaged full-time in a training program in dermatology or a basic science related to medicine shall be eligible for resident/post doctoral membership for the period during which he/she remains in that status providing this period does not exceed five years. All active and individual sustaining members may be designated a Patron Member of the Society upon payment of dues as established by the Board of Directors. A list of the Patron Members shall be published annually in The Journal of Investigative Dermatology.