The membership of the Society includes Members, Associate Members and Retired Members. The exact terms of membership are found in the bylaws. A summary appears below:
All alumni of the UCSF General Surgery Residency who have received three or more years of their residency training in General Surgery at UCSF and who have completed the Chief Residency shall be considered lifetime Members whether or not they contribute financially to the Society. Any Fellow who has completed a postgraduate fellowship of one or more years shall be considered a lifetime Member of the Society.
Nomination for Associate Membership will be automatic for all full-time UCSF faculty of the Department of Surgery who have served for three years. Clinical faculty members who have made significant contributions to the Department of Surgery may be nominated for Associate Membership by a Society Member or by the Chairman of the UCSF Department of Surgery prior to the Annual Meeting. The Secretary-Treasurer shall then present a ballot to the membership at the Annual Meeting and a two-thirds vote will be required for membership.