American Medical Association


About American Medical Association

The American Medical Association, also known as AMA, is the largest membership association representing physicians and medical students in the United States. Its mission is to promote the science and art of medicine and improve public health. 

The American Medical Association is a fee-based organization that is fully remote. Headquartered in Chicago, its members are dispersed around the country. The association has more than 200,000 members, including medical doctors, residents, and medical students. 

The AMA offers members a host of benefits, primarily being part of the largest physician organization in America. In addition to medical practice and personal support, members will have access to the JAMA Network™, AMA-negotiated discounts on student loan refinancing for residents, discounts on USMLE test prep, and support finding a residency program match for medical students. 

This organization offers networking opportunities via AMA events and AMA sections, allowing individuals to join interest-based groups for networking and collaboration.  

In order to join the American Medical Association, physicians must possess a United States degree of Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine or a recognized international equivalent. Residents must be serving a residency or fellowship approved by the American College of Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) or the American Osteopathic Association (AOA). Medical students must be 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. 

2023 AMA Membership dues are in the range of $20 to $500, depending on how many years you've been in practice. 


American Medical Association Facts

Year Founded


Member Count

100,000 - 300,000

HQ Location


Requires Invitation


Accepts Applications


Has a Mobile App


Offers Publishing Privileges


Annual Membership Fees

$20 - $500