Membership in this Society is a privilege and is contingent upon compliance with the requirements specified in
the GSO Bylaws. No person shall be accepted or continued as a
member of this Society unless they are of good moral character and adhere to the ethical standards of the
The requirements for eligibility in the various categories of membership are:
Active physicians who are engaged in and whose practice is limited
to otolaryngology/head & neck surgery and who are licensed by the
Composite State Board of Medical Examiners to practice medicine in the
State of Georgia and who have received formal training that would qualify
them for tracking for certification by the American Academy of
Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery. Active members shall be entitled to
full privileges of this Society. They shall pay annual assessments.
Active members who have attained the age of sixty-five
(65) years or who have had continuous active membership for
twenty-five (25) years may apply for emeritus status. Members in
this category will be exempt from dues and will enjoy all other
privileges of active members except voting privileges.
The Board of Directors is authorized to elect honorary members.
A proposal for honorary membership shall be made to the secretary of the
society. Proposal shall be made by an active member of the society in good
standing and shall be endorsed by another active member of the society in
good standing. Proposals for such honorary membership shall then be
referred to the Board of Directors whose decision shall be final, by a majority
vote, as to the election of such honorary members. Honorary members shall
not be required to pay dues of any kind. Further, honorary members shall not
be entitled to a vote.
Inactive Members shall be former dues paying Members who, by
virtue of illness, deficiency in continuing medical education requirements or
other reasons, can no longer maintain such Membership. They may request
transfer to Inactive Membership with the approval of the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors may restore an Inactive Membership to the former
Membership status upon appropriate written request. Inactive Members may
not vote or hold office or serve on Committees. They shall not be required to
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