AMA Membership

About AMA Membership

Membership in the Atlanta Medical Association is on a calendar years basis from January 1 through December 31.  Membership renewal is October 1 through December 31, but new members are encouraged to join at anytime during the year.

ACTIVE MEMBERS – licensed physicians of allopathic, osteopathic and podiatric medicine

AFFILIATE MEMBERS – all other physicians (i.e., not licensed, naturopathic, etc.)

ASSOCIATE MEMBERS – includes medical school professors. Residents/fellows $45.00, students $25.00

ALLIED HEALTH MEMBERS – includes physician assistants and nurse practitioners

EMERITUS MEMBERS – physicians who are at least seventy (70) years old and have served twenty (20) years or more in AMA as an active member LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP AND ANNUAL DUES WAIVED.

LIFE MEMBERS – active members who have practiced medicine in our community for twenty (20) or more years; and who have attained the age of 65 years, or have retired from the practice of medicine due to medical disability. Current one-time fee is set at $1,000.

AMA Dues Schedule

Membership in the Atlanta Medical Association is on a calendar years basis from January 1 through December 31.  Membership renewal is October 1 through December 31, but new members are encouraged to join at anytime during the year.

Active Membership (Physician/Regular Membership) – $300 
Affiliate Membership – $300
Allied Health – $150
Associate Member (Interns/Residents/Fellows) – $45 
Student (Medical Student) – $25
Emeritus Member- waived
Life Membership – $1000

Atlanta Medical Association, Inc. Membership Benefits

Your active membership with the Atlanta Medical Association, Inc. is a smart investment to you and your patients. Your membership will entitle you to the following benefits:

  • Receive the AMA E-Newsletter and alerts on news and pertinent healthcare legislation.
  • Expand your network within the medical profession.
  • Voting Representation within the NMA House of Delegates [Active Members Only]
  • Stand with the AMA and other partner organizations to combat health disparities with opportunities to network with other minority physicians throughout Metro Atlanta.
  • Membership discounts on products and services that will benefit you and your practice.
  • Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits through our partnership with the Continuing Medical Education Office at Morehouse School of Medicine.
  • Involvement in AMA activities including monthly scientific meetings, health fairs and our Annual Scholarship Ball and Legislative Dinner.
  • Complimentary Physician Locator/Referral Services through our website.
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According to the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), in 2016-2017, only 7% of all medical school matriculants were of African-American ethnicity as compared to the 13% make-up of all Americans.  It is well-known, even corroborated by studies, that African-American patients have more trust and slightly better health outcomes with physicians that look like them.  AAMC has also surveyed medical students and acknowledge that African-Americans are more willing to practice in underserved, minority-rich but physician-scarce areas.

In 2016 nearly 74% of new medical school graduates had education debt. The AAMC annual survey of medical school students also found that median education debt levels for graduates rose to $190,000 in 2016 from $125,372 in 2000, after being adjusted for inflation.  It has also been reported that the average household income of majority medical students is sometimes twice that of minorities.  The medical school classrooms are also being skewed towards higher income families.  Economic diversity is dwindling as access to quality college education becomes more threatened.

There are myriad reasons that we, the Atlanta Medical Association, need to extend ourselves and push to become extended family for our minority medical students.  The rising indebtedness of medical school education has been shown to influence the career choices of those still matriculating.  In the end, access to superior healthcare in our communities is jeopardized.  The attrition rate is high in the state of Georgia and the applicant pool is not keeping in step.  We must pick up the pace and help those who want to serve mankind through healthcare.  Medical school is difficult enough without the added stress of how to fund it.

We are proud to continue the work of our 501-(c)(3) foundation, the Heritage Fund of the Atlanta Medical Association, and establish the AMA Endowment.  Over the past twenty years, hundreds of minority medical students from Morehouse School of Medicine, Howard University College of Medicine and Meharry Medical College have been granted close to a half-million dollars. The cause of raising money for these worthwhile scholarships now can live in perpetuity.  We ask that you consider supporting our goal of raising a ten-million-dollar endowment.  Join us and contribute to the great legacy of the Atlanta Medical Association and by doing so, you ultimately will care for generations to come.

AMA Endowment Campaign Committee