Physician Members

Physician members shall be doctors of medicine or osteopathy and hold a valid license in a relevant field as may be required by law. Physician members shall be eligible to vote, be directors and may hold office. Annual dues for Physician Members are to be set by the Board of Directors.

Physician members practicing in their own countries must be certified by the medical specialty board or other certifying agency recognized in their country. Physician members shall vote and shall be eligible to be directors, officers or hold office.


Doctoral Members

Doctoral members shall hold clinical or academic doctoral degrees and be engaged in the practice, teaching and/or research relevant to lifestyle medicine. Doctorates may include PhD, PharmD, PsychD, DC, ND, DNP, DPT, or other clinically appropriate doctorates approved on a case-by-case basis by the Board of Directors. Doctoral members shall hold a valid clinical license in a relevant field as required by law. The degree must be from an institution recognized by your country's own education authority. Those with Doctoral Membership shall be eligible to vote and be Directors and hold office. Annual dues for Doctoral Members are to be set by the Board of Directors.

Doctoral members employed in their own country must be certified by the appropriate certifying agency recognized in their country. International Doctoral members shall not be eligible to vote, be directors or hold office.


Healthcare Executive

Healthcare Executive members shall hold a masters level degree or higher in Administration (such as MBA, MHA) and have a minimum of five (5) years’ experience in an executive level position (VP or above) in a healthcare system, independent hospital, or other healthcare-related organization, which may include healthcare benefits consultancy or health plan.

Healthcare Executive members are expected to be individuals who understand the efficacy of lifestyle when used as a therapeutic intervention to prevent and treat disease and are committed to advancing its cause in the healthcare industry and society in general. Healthcare Executive Members shall be eligible to vote. Healthcare Executive members may be elected as members of the Board of Directors, although ineligible to hold office.


Allied Health Professionals

Non-physician team members shall be those who are part of, or are interested in becoming part of, the Lifestyle Medicine practice team. They may be certified healthcare professionals who have completed an accredited healthcare training program leading to a nationally recognized healthcare bachelors, associate, or masters, or non-clinical doctorates in your own country, and hold a valid clinical license in their lifestyle medicine relevant field where required by law. The degree must be from an institution recognized by your country's own education authority.

Allied Health Professionals include, but are not limited to: registered dietitians, registered nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, kinesiotherapists, behavioral psychologists, occupational therapists, ethicists, etc. Allied Health professionals shall vote and serve on committees (as assigned) but may not be eligible to be directors or hold office.


Affiliate Members

Affiliate Members include medical assistants, patient advocates, life coaches, health educators, public relations, marketing, and other interested parties who would like to be part of the Lifestyle Medicine Movement. Affiliate members may neither vote nor hold office. Affiliate members are to be encouraged to support the business of the ASLM (Asian) and may be involved in planning and implementation of official business (Committees and other) as assigned by the President, Executive Committee, and/or Board of Directors.


Retired Members

Retired members shall no longer be engaged in gainful professional employment and do not qualify for any other classification of membership. Retired members shall pay reduced dues but shall not vote and are not eligible to hold office. Physician or Doctoral retired members may serve on the Board of Directors.


Student / Trainee

Members in training shall be in a post-secondary training program leading to an internationally recognized healthcare degree from an educational institution recognized by your country's own education authority, with an interest in Lifestyle Medicine, and who do not qualify for any other classification of membership. Training members shall pay reduced dues but shall not vote and are not eligible to hold office as an Officer or Director but are eligible to vote and hold office within ASLM’s (Asian) Professionals in Training Executive Board. Training membership may be offered jointly with other organizations. One duly elected Training level member shall have a seat on the Board of Directors.