AMA 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 1st-year medical student enrolled in an LCME- or AOA-accredited program, please enroll through your AMA medical student outreach leader or by visiting If you do not know who your outreach leader is, contact the MSOP team at [email protected] or (800) 262-3211, for assistance.

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Applicants and members are required to disclose any violations of the Principles of Medical Ethics or unprofessional conduct.

Terms & conditions of AMA membership

Please contact AMA Member Service at (800) 262-3211 (Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Central) with any questions about AMA benefits, products or services. Or you can email a member service representative at [email protected].