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Association Memberships


American College of Physicians

The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the nation's largest medical specialty society focusing on general internal medicine and related subspecialties, including cardiology, gastroenterology, nephrology, endocrinology, hematology, rheumatology, neurology, pulmonary disease, oncology, infectious diseases, allergy and immunology, and geriatrics.

    ACP Student Membership Benefits:
  • Stand out among their peers as members of the largest medical specialty society.
  • Have the opportunity to explore the internal medicine profession.
  • Enjoy numerous benefits including exclusive access to members-only sections of ACP Online.
  • Are granted free attendance at scientific meetings.
  • Receive a subscription to Impact, a quarterly newsletter for medical students.
  • Are eligible for substantial discounts on many of the College's programs, products and services
  • FREE membership for medical school students!
  • Join for free at:

American College of Surgeons

Medical students in U.S. medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and accredited Canadian medical schools are eligible to apply for the Medical Student Membership of the American College of Surgeons. The application fee is $20 and is not refundable. No annual dues will be required during the duration of your medical school education. The surgery department's Chair must sign your application or submit an accompanying letter verifying your current status.

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    Medical Student Member Benefits Include:

  • Online access to the Journal of the American College of Surgeons (JACS)
  • The weekly electronic newsletter ACS NewsScope
  • Waived registration fee for the annual Clinical Congress
  • Eligibility for enrollment in the College-sponsored insurance programs (health, life, auto, disability, loan payment)
  • BAC credit card
  • Discounted select textbooks purchased at Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
  • Access to "Members Only" area of the ACS Web site
  • Representation on selected ACS Committees (Subcommittee on Medical
  • Student Education and Committee on Informatics)
  • Use of the ACS travel agency

    ACS Items of Interest:

  • Prerequisites for Graduate Surgical Education: A Guide for Medical Students and PGY-1 Surgical Residents
  • Online guide to choosing a surgical residency
  • Find and match with the best possible residency (searchable database)
  • Trauma Evaluation and Management (TEAM) Course
  • Resident and Associate Society of the American College of Surgeons (RAS-ACS)

American Medical Association

Be a part of the nation's largest medical student network, join the American Medical Association.

    AMA members benefits:
  • Find clinical information fast with JAMA and Archives specialty journals--free online.
  • Know what steps you should take in your 3rd year to get ready for residency.
  • Get an inside look at more than 7,800 residency programs and 200 specialties.
  • Request free mailing labels for up to 30 residency programs.
  • Work as a health policy intern in Washington, DC.
  • Develop community service projects using AMA grants.
  • Network with med students across the country at MSS national meetings.
  • Low annual dues $20.00.

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Russian American Medical Association

The 2nd National Conference of R-AMA will take place on September 10-12, 2004 at the Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, MA. Category I CME credits will be issued for each lecture at the Conference by the Tufts University School of Medicine. There will be an administrative and four clinical sessions: Internal Medicine, Surgery, Psychiatry/Behavioral Science and Research.

For more information, visit or join the student chapter.