“are there qualifications ? or you are a member if you pay the dues and call yourself a hair transplant surgeon. If there are no board exams, which I am sure there are not, then the only qualification is to pay the dues. in which case this organization is more a marketing tool than anythihg else”
Most, if not all, professional organizations do not administer any type of exam for membership. Professionals are required to pass exams (usually based on competency) in order to become certified by their respective states or governments. Professional organizations foster career development and innovation and are, by no means, meant to “certify” anyone as a professional in his or her respective field.