Membership

The Chinese American Medical Society, a national organization, was organized in 1963 in New York City and has since become a national organization with over 1,300 members.  The purposes of the Society are to advance scientific association of medical professionals of Chinese descent and to promote health care of Chinese Americans.

The Chinese American Medical Society membership is open to active healthcare professionals (M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.P.M., Ph.D.) in the U.S. who are graduates of medical, osteopathic and dental school, as well as doctoral graduates in health-related disciplines from accredited academic institutions, either actively engaging in clinical practice, pursuing post-graduate specialty training or holding responsible positions in teaching, research or health administration.   There are 5 types of membership: Lifetime Members, Regular Members, Associate Members Resident Members, and Student Members:

  1. Lifetime Membership ($3,000) and Regular Membership ($300/year)
    Open to active healthcare professionals (M.D., D.O., D.D.S., D.P.M., Ph.D) in the U.S. who are graduates of medical, osteopathic and dental schools, as well as doctoral graduates in health-related disciplines from accredited academic institutions, or holders of Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates certification (ECFMG), either actively engaging in clinical practice, pursuing post-graduate specialty training or holding responsible positions in teaching, research or health administration.
  2. Associate Members ($40/year)
    Associate members are limited to para-medical personnel in the medical field  in the U.S. who have outstanding achievement, upon recommendations by one active member and seconded by another member and approved by the Board of Directors.
  3. Resident Members ($40/year)
        Residents, Fellows, and Post-Graduates enrolled in accredited U.S. Residency, fellowship, or post-doctorate training program.
  4. Student Members (Free)
    Student members are limited to students enrolled in an accredited U.S. medical or dental schools as well as doctoral students from U.S. health-related academic institutions. Memberships fees for students are waived.

There are annual dues for members and reduced dues for residents in training.  Dues are waived for student members.


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Chinese American Medical Society is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 265 Canal Street, Suite 515, New York, NY 10013

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