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AMA Membership Dues

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Join or Renew

Complete the membership application to join or renew and enjoy the benefits of being an AMA member.

AMA is your professional ally at every stage of your career. Regardless of your specialty, medicine and its practice are dynamic. We provide distinct information and tools you need to keep pace in this changing environment. Find out how we can help you make confident, informed decisions when you join the AMA and become part of the nation's most recognized physician organization. Learn about membership dues.

Annual Membership Dues


  • Annual regular membership: $420
  • 1st year in practice: $210
  • 2nd year in practice: $315
  • Military physicians (and physicians working in the Department of Veterans Affairs): $280

Residents and Fellows

  • 1-year membership: $45
  • 2-year membership: $80
  • 3-year membership: $120
  • 4-year membership: $160

Retired Physicians

  • Fully retired (working 0 hours per week): $84
  • Semi-retired (physician working 1-20 hours per week and at least 65 years of age): $210

Medical Students

  • 1-year membership: $20
  • 2-year membership: $38
  • 3-year membership: $54
  • 4-year membership: $68

Multiyear memberships offer savings for students and residents who remain in the same category of membership over the membership period.

Refund Policy: The AMA membership cycle is based on a calendar year. Full refunds are issued upon written request within 35 days of membership activation. Refunds requested after 35 days are prorated for the remaining months in the calendar year. Refunds will not be issued for the current year if requested after September 30.

Membership for International Medical School Graduates

International medical student graduates are eligible for AMA membership after receiving ECFMG certification (having graduated from an international or U.S. medical school, taken and passed the USMLE® Step 1 and Step 2).

Tax Deduction

AMA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, but may be partially deducted as a business expense. AMA estimates that 55% of your membership dues are allocable to lobbying activities of the AMA, and therefore are not deductible for income tax purposes.

Dues-paying members are eligible to receive a print copy of JAMA®, the Journal of the American Medical Association. For the 2017 membership year, the allocated cost of $31 for JAMA®is included in, and not deductible from AMA membership dues. All members receive free online access to The JAMA Network®, which brings together JAMA® and the 11 specialty journals. All members are also eligible to receive AMA Morning Rounds®.

Terms and Conditions of Automatic Renewal Authorization

Monthly installment payments with automatic renewal: Installment payments begin the month the membership transaction is made and continue until paid in full by Dec. 31. You will receive a reminder notice each year on or around Nov. 1. Unless you cancel your authorization in writing by the previous Dec. 1, your designated account will be charged 1/12 of the annual membership dues beginning January of each year. 

Annual payment with automatic renewal: Your designated account will be charged immediately for the full amount of your annual membership dues. Thereafter, you will receive a reminder notice each year on or about Nov. 1. Your credit card will then be charged on or around Jan. 1 of each year for AMA membership dues unless you cancel your authorization in writing, by the previous Dec. 1.

Physicians in a membership dues category that will transition at the time of renewal to a higher dues category will see the dues rates below at the time of renewal. The AMA will provide prior written notice of any change in the annual membership dues rate.

  • Resident/fellow: $45
  • First year in practice: $210
  • Second year in practice: $315
  • Regular practice: $420

Cancellation of your automatic renewal authorization must be submitted in one of the following ways:

Contact Information

Please contact AMA Member service at (800) 262-3211 with any questions about AMA benefits, products or services. Or you can email a member service representative at [email protected].

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