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Membership Eligibility

Membership in the AMA is open to:

  • Physicians who possess the United States degree of doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), or a recognized international equivalent.
  • Resident physicians who possess the United States degree of MD or DO, or a recognized international equivalent, and are serving in residencies or fellowships approved by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA).
  • Medical students enrolled in an educational program provided by a college of medicine or osteopathic medicine accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) or American Osteopathic Association (AOA) leading to the MD or DO degree. This includes those students who are on an approved sabbatical, provided that the student will be in good standing upon returning from the sabbatical.

If you are a first-year medical student enrolled in an LCME- or AOA-accredited program, please enroll through your AMA Medical Student Section membership liaison. If you do not know who your liaison is, contact the MSSOP manager at mssop@ama-assn.org or (800) 262-3211, ext. 5324, for assistance.

Conditions of AMA membership

  • All members must abide by the Principles of Medical Ethics and comply with the Bylaws of the American Medical Association and the Rules of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
  • Applicants and members are required to disclose to the AMA Office of General Counsel any alleged violations of the Principles of Medical Ethics or unprofessional conduct, including actions taken or pending regarding professional licensure, medical staff privileges, or felony or fraud charges. Additionally, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act requires professional societies (such as the AMA) to report certain professional review actions, including denial of membership, to the National Practitioner Data Bank.

Join or renew today.