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Physician Membership Details
Information for Physicians, Fellows, Masters and Physician Affiliates
(9 years or more beyond medical school)
(8 years or less beyond medical school)
ACP's membership year runs from July 1 to June 30. Dues are pro-rated based upon the month a new member joins.
Renewing Members and Additional Details
ACP's membership year runs from July 1 to June 30 each year and dues are subject to change at the start of each new year. A special introductory dues rate may be offered to new members when they first join. The allocation of chapter dues are waived for newly elected members. Upon membership renewal, annual dues will include fees to support both the national ACP and the members local chapter. Chapter dues rates vary by chapter; therefore, the dues rate that a new member will be charged at the first renewal will be dependent upon the chapter to which he/she belongs.
View the complete dues chart for renewing members within the U.S.
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New to ACP
If you have completed a residency in a specialty other than internal medicine:
Apply Online or Download Application for Physician Affiliate membership
ACP Masters, Fellows, Members, and Physician Affiliates
ACP Resident/Fellow Members
If you are still in residency or fellowship training:
Request for Reinstatement
If you have completed training:
Apply for Membership
If you previously created an ACP login without prior membership, you may use that login to apply for ACP Membership.
For internists and subspecialists post-training who meet the following requirements:
- Hold a degree of Doctor of Medicine, Bachelor of Medicine, Master of Surgery, or Doctor of Osteopathy.
- Hold a current active medical license and be a physician in practice or other professional pursuit within internal medicine, combination of internal medicine and other related specialties or neurology. The requirement for an active medical license may be waived for candidates not in clinical practice.
- Show evidence of training or board status – either certification by the American Board of Internal Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine, or the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in neurology or completion of a residency in internal medicine, combined internal medicine or neurology.
Physician Affiliate Membership
ACP’s Physician Affiliate membership category is for physicians who do not meet the requirements for full membership in the College. It is important to note that Physician Affiliates are excluded from voting, holding office and attaining Fellowship. Physician Affiliates may serve on ACP committees that have seats allotted for non-members.
Most new Fellows are advanced from current ACP membership. Physicians certified in internal medicine who are not currently ACP Members may be eligible for direct election to Fellowship in select circumstances. Direct Fellowship is a singular honor conferred on fewer than five percent of Fellowship applicants and qualifications nearly always include status as an academician or researcher with a national reputation, extensive publications, and an outstanding career.
For current members wishing to advance to Fellowship, please visit our dedicated requirements page.
For non-members wishing to be directly elected to Fellowship, please visit our direct election to Fellowship page.
Learn more about ACP Fellowship.