Membership in ARVO benefits the education and career development of members-in-training in a variety of ways. This includes targeted events and workshops at the Annual Meeting, opportunities for networking with colleagues, and information about funding and professional development.  

Who are Members-in-Training

"Members-in-Training" are ARVO Members who are students and/or trainees in the early stages of their career. Membership dues are significantly lowered for this class of members.

MIT Commitee

The MIT Committee is available to address the needs and concerns of Members-in-Training. They're the reason more student/trainee workshops are available at the Annual Meeting this year! Share your thoughts and comments by contacting the MIT Committee.

At-Large MIT Board of Trustee member

In 2011, the ARVO Board of Trustees added a new seat to represent and communicate the needs of ARVO's student member community. An ex officio non-voting position, the At-large Members-in-Training Trustee position is a two-year term that begins with the Fall Board of Trustees Meeting.

Philip Ruzycki is the current At-large Member-in-Training Trustee. His term will conclude with the 2017 Fall Board Meeting.


How you benefit

Members-in-Training benefit from all the advantages others experience from being an ARVO Member. MITs can especially benefit from member resources, including:

  • Member directory
    Search for fellow members you might have met at the Annual Meeting or those in your cross-sectional groups.   
  • Past abstracts
    ARVO members have free access to the archive of ARVO Annual Meeting abstracts.   
  • Online Education
    ARVO's online education provides self-paced modules, career development resources, CMEs and past Annual Meeting session recordings.

MIT Central

Here are some other resources you might enjoy as a trainee:

Home to the best jobs in eye and vision research.
Updated regularly with deadlines, and grants and fellowship information.
Collaborate with other members and stay connected with ARVO information and events.