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Early Career Network

Developing the Next Generation of Energy-based Technology Leaders

Health and technology advancements of the future rely on the great minds of emerging clinicians and research scientists. That is why ASLMS offers FREE memberships to students, residents and fellows-in-training for the duration of their training. The ASLMS Early Career Network aims to support those in training and at the start of their professional careers by building relationships and promoting involvement in ASLMS.

ASLMS Early Career = Students, residents, fellows and young professionals up to 10 years post-graduation
friedman-paul-ec-quote"Being a part of the ASLMS community since 1999, when I joined as a 2nd year NYU dermatology resident, has been invaluable for my career.  Membership in ASLMS has enhanced my ability to change patients' lives with lasers, contribute to the advancement of our specialty, gain valuable leadership experienceeducate fellows and residents, advocate for patient safety, and volunteer to my community.  Members of this preeminent Society include the world's top physicians and scientists in engineering and physics of lasers and energy-based devices for indications in many specialties."

Paul M. Friedman, MD
ASLMS president 2022-23



  • FREE membership for those in training
  • Cutting-edge learning opportunities, many free or reduced cost

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Student Board Positions

  • 2 Resident/Fellow
  • 2 Early Career Scientist

Meet the current Student Board Reps and learn how to apply

Resident Liaison Program

  • Be appointed to share information about ASLMS with your program
  • Gain recognition with key Society leaders

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volunteer for a committee

  • Select committees are open to volunteers
  • Call for volunteers opens each year in September

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Annual Conference

  • An outstanding learning and networking opportunity for those in training
  • For undergraduate and graduate students, residents, fellows-in-training and post-doctoral candidates:
    • Discounted conference registration fees
    • Educational scholarships 
    • Abstract awards

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Online Learning Center

  • Your ASLMS membership gives you access to courses, live and recorded webinars, professional resources, and featured presentations
  • All content features leaders in the field of lasers and energy-based medicine.
  • Many of the offerings are free to ASLMS members.
  • Access recorded content on demand and receive the training you need, on your schedule. 

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Laser and Energy-Based Device Resources

  • For those studying for their boards or who just need to know more about lasers and energy-based devices
  • Downloadable resources, developed through the ASLMS Mentorship Program projects, are available for ASLMS members.

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Mentorship Program

  • The ASLMS Mentorship Program (AMP) is designed to connect residents and early career members with more senior members of our society to work on a specific project over a one-year period and build relationships.
  • Choose from a list of board directed projects or you can suggest a project of interest
  • Ask ASLMS to assign a mentor or you can coordinate a mentor in advance
  • Share results with the ASLMS community

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Preceptorship Program 

  • Learn new techniques and perspectives in lasers and other energy based technologies
  • Observe a successful practice in action
  • Develop valuable career networks


Visiting Expert

  • The program matches laser and energy-based device experts with educational institutions to provide lectures on cutting-edge research, device innovations, best practices, complications and safety.
  • At no cost, an institution can add a virtual or in-person laser and energy-based device teaching segment to their curriculum.



Research Grants

  • Standard research grants up to $70,000
  • As many as four student grants of $5,000 each may be awarded each year.

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Lasers in Surgery and Medicine (LSM) Journal

  • Official journal of the ASLMS
  • Members receive a FREE online subscription
  • Published eleven times per year

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Career Center

Seek targeted quality jobs from employers within the industry. Job seekers, post your resume, search jobs, and take advantage of our career resources to help you on your path to success!

Job Seekers can:

  • Have a free resume critique
  • Receive preferred placement in the resume bank*
  • Take advantage of other career resources including advice, coaching and industry insights      

There is no cost to job seekers for any of the services!

*ASLMS members can receive free Preferred Resume placement by entering a code during the resume upload process. Contact ASLMS today for more information.

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Early Career Perspectives


Anthony M. Rossi, MD
ASLMS Member Since 2015
EARLY Career Committee chair, 2016-2018

AN Early Career Perspective on ASLMS

"ASLMS is the premier organization for anyone interested in Biomedical lasers. I love our meeting because I always learn from the great research being presented from the spectrum of medical specialties. It is wonderful to network with national and international colleagues as well as early career members and laser medicine pioneers!"



Sandeep S. Saluja, MD
ASLMS Member Since 2014
Early Career Committee Chair, 2020-2021

Why Residents Should Join ASLMS

"I would like to encourage all residents to join ASLMS and utilize the vast resources that the Society has to offer. Having been a resident myself, I do realize that residents have a lot on their plates, from clinical duties to studying for the boards. It can be easily overwhelming to keep track of all the new technologies and lasers out there. But that's why it is so important to become part of ASLMS early in your career. This way, you can broaden your knowledge and network at the same time."


The American Society for Laser Medicine and Surgery, Inc. is the world’s largest scientific organization dedicated to promoting research, education and high standards of clinical care in the field of medical laser applications. It provides a forum for the exchange of scientific information and participation in communicating the latest developments in laser medicine and surgery to clinicians, research investigators, government and regulatory agencies, and the public.

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