As part of a physician organization committed to strengthening the ethics of medicine, every member pledges to uphold the Principles of Medical Ethics as interpreted in the AMA Code of Medical Ethics, and to comply with the Bylaws of the American Medical Association and the Rules of the AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
An individual will be granted a financial hardship exemption if they are a prior year member and complete and sign the financial hardship application (PDF), which includes their acceptance of the conditions of membership. Dues exemptions for financial hardship shall be reviewed annually.
Applicants and members are required to disclose to the AMA Office of General Counsel any 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 convictions. Additionally, the Health Care Quality Improvement Act requires professional societies (such as the AMA) to report certain professional review actions to the National Practitioner Data Bank.