Personal Member Benefits & Discounts

Physician cheat sheet: All your AMA membership questions answered

We’ve created a guide to help you understand, navigate and use your AMA membership benefits


The American Medical Association is the nation’s largest medical association and the physicians’ powerful ally in patient care. Physician members of the AMA not only contribute to shaping the future of medicine, but also enjoy exclusive perks and benefits tailored to their settings and career milestones.

Use this cheat sheet to find out more about the power of AMA membership.

Help Move Medicine

Medicine doesn’t stand still, and neither do we. AMA members don’t just keep up with medicine—they shape its future.

Membership in the AMA is open to physicians who hold a U.S. degree of doctor of medicine (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), or a recognized international equivalent—as well as medical residents and fellows and medical students.

Learn more about AMA membership eligibility.

The AMA offers a wide range of exclusive perks and benefits for members to help them at every point in their career and in any setting.

I’m early in my career

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Residents and fellows can take advantage of AMA benefits:

Early career physicians can enjoy these AMA benefits:

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I work for a health system

AMA benefits for health system-employed physicians:

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I run my own practice

I’m in the military or work for the VA

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AMA benefits for active duty or reserve military and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) physicians:


I’m semi-or fully retired

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AMA benefits for semi-retired physicians (working 1-20 hours/week, at least 65 years old) and fully retired physicians:

Every AMA member pledges to uphold the organization’s principles, rules and bylaws. Learn more about the terms and conditions of AMA membership.

Joining the AMA is simple. Start today!

Half the dues, all the AMA benefits!