Join / Renew your membership

PLEASE NOTE: If you are renewing your membership, you should login to your account first (you will find the "Login" button above).   

For any questions, contact renee@cosw.org or call 269-697-1267

Membership is based on the calendar year. If you have already paid this year's dues, please wait until December or January to renew for next year.

BeachCabinsMembershipPromoWebMembership in the Christian Ophthalmology Society may be granted after meeting the following three requirements:

  1. Profession of Jesus Christ as your personal Savior and Lord
  2. Being an ophthalmologist, ophthalmologist-in-training, or a medical student with an interest in pursuing ophthalmology.
  3. A desire to support the goals of the society

COS Membership benefits include:

  • Joining a community of like minded ophthalmologists seeking to follow Christ in their professions and personal lives.
  • Access to online COS member directory and online CME.
  • Access to a society member email listserv for discussion of ethical cases, clinical conundrums, and professional support
  • Continuing education on topics of importance to your practice.
  • Helpful resources to integrate faith and practice.
  • Support of missionaries and residents, fellows and medical students through the COS grant program.
  • Opportunities to develop connections with fellow members in local area Regional Refresh events.
  • Access to mission placement services, marriage retreats and immediate telephone support for practice and life issues.
  • Opportunities to fellowship and network with colleagues at COS specific events at AAO, ASCRS, ASRS, AAPOS, ARVO and the COS annual meeting.

To better accomplish many of these ministries, regular Associate dues for the COS are established at $250/year and sustaining membership dues are established at $100/month or $1200/year.  The society still offers free membership to residents, fellows, medical students with an interest in pursuing ophthalmology, and missionary members.  In addition, we now have special membership plans for international members, military members, and retired members.  Signup below or renew your membership after logging in.

  • In Training
    Member
  • This membership is for residents, medical students or fellows in training.
  • Benefits include:
    • FREE annual membership
    • Annual meeting grants *
    • Access to mentor network
    • Chance to win a FREE Mission Trip**
  • Free membership

  • Associate
    Member
  • Associate membership is the primary level support for the COS for practicing ophthalmologist.
  • Benefits include:
    • Frame-worthy membership certificate for your office wall
    • COS Key Ring
    • $50 discount on Annual Meeting
    • Discounted Online CME-50% off
  • $250/yr

  • Sustaining
    Member (monthly)
  • Sustaining membership in the COS is the best way to support the enduring mission of the society.
  • Benefits include:
    • Framed membership certificate for your office wall
    • COS Key Ring
    • COS Wireless Charging Pad
    • $100 discount on Annual meeting
    • FREE Online CME
  • $100/mo

  • Sustaining
    Member (annual)
  • Sustaining membership in the COS is the best way to support the enduring mission of the society.
  • Benefits include:
    • Framed membership certificate for your office wall
    • COS Key Ring
    • COS Wireless Charging Pad
    • $100 discount on Annual meeting
    • FREE Online CME
  • $1200/yr

  • Active Military
    Member
  • Military members are ophthalmologists who are currently active duty in service to the United States military
  • Benefits include:
    • Frame-worthy membership certificate for your office wall
    • COS Key Ring
    • ANNUAL DUES DISCOUNT-50% off
    • Annual Meeting discount-50% off
    • Online CME discount-50% off
  • $125/yr

  • Missionary
    Member
  • Missionary members are ophthalmologists who are support based and practicing outside their home country.
  • Benefits include:
    • FREE annual membership
    • FREE online CME
    • Frame-worthy membership certificate (via email)
    • Annual meeting grants *
    • Missionary support services
  • Free membership

  • Retired
    Member
  • Retired members are ophthalmologists who are retired from the active practice of ophthalmology.
  • Benefits include:
    • Frame-worthy membership certificate
    • COS Key Ring
    • ANNUAL DUES DISCOUNT-50% off
    • Annual meeting discount-50% off
    • Online CME discount-50% off
  • $125/yr

  • International
    Member
  • International members are ophthalmologists who are from, and practice in, countries outside of the US.
  • Benefits include:
    • Frame-worthy membership certificate (via email)
    • ANNUAL DUES DISCOUNT-50% off
    • Annual meeting discount-50% off
    • Online CME discount-50% off
  • $125/yr