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 6 types of membership: Lifetime Members, Regular Members, Associate Members, Resident Members, Post Graduate Members, and Student Members.
Student membership is 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.