Member Eligibility & Dues

AMA membership terms and conditions


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.

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AMA Principles and the AMA Code of Medical Ethics

AMA Constitution & Bylaws

AMA’s Rules of the 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 membership 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. Please mail related information to the attention of:

AMA Office of General Counsel
330 North Wabash Avenue, Suite 39300
Chicago, IL 60611-5885

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.