Applications for Fellowship and Membership are subject to a rigorous review and approval process.

All nominations for Fellowship and Membership are first reviewed by the Committee on Admission and Membership of the Academy. The Committee submits its recommendations to the Board of Trustees for final approval and election to the Academy. Fellows and Members are accepted on a quarterly basis throughout the year and formally inducted at the Annual Meeting of the Fellows each November.

Become a Fellow

Professionals who have completed their graduate training or have completed graduate education and certifications as appropriate to their health care related field including, but not limited to, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public administration, nursing, social work and public health for at least 10 years are eligible for Membership. They shall show evidence of strong performance in one or several of the health professional's roles of practitioner, teacher, scientist, researcher, administrator or citizen. This shall be evidenced by such criteria as specialty certification, involvement in professional organizations and outstanding potential for clinical, administrative, teaching, administrative, or research contributions to the health-related fields.

Candidates for Fellowship must be proposed by a Fellow of the Academy and seconded by two additional Fellows. It is strongly encouraged that at least one letter come from outside the organization.  

Fellowship in the Academy is an honor, given the high level of achievement of the Fellows and carries the responsibility to become involved in furthering the Academy's mission.

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Become a Member

Professionals who have completed their graduate training or have completed graduate education and certifications as appropriate to their health care related field including, but not limited to, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public administration, nursing, social work and public health, are eligible for Membership. They shall show evidence of performance or outstanding potential in one or several of the health professional's roles of practitioner, teacher, scientist, researcher, administrator or citizen. This shall be evidenced by such criteria as specialty certification, involvement in professional organizations and outstanding potential for clinical, administrative, teaching, administrative, or research contributions to the health-related professions. All candidates for membership must show evidence of personal integrity and evidence of their commitment to the mission of the Academy.

Candidates for Membership must be proposed by a Fellow or Member of the Academy.

Membership provides an opportunity for health professionals to become more involved in the work of the Academy.

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Become an Associate Member

Medical residents and post-residency fellows, as well as graduate students and recent (within four years) master’s degree recipients in health care related fields including, but not limited to, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public administration, nursing, social work and public health, are eligible to apply for Associate Membership in The New York Academy of Medicine.

Candidates for Associate Membership should have clear potential for the pursuit of distinguished careers in health, medicine, health science, nursing, social work or related areas, particularly in affiliation with a college, university, hospital, community organization, or recognized institution engaged in such work. Applying to become an Associate Member requires submission of a letter of recommendation from an Academy Fellow, Member, or Associate Member in good standing, attesting to the candidate's character and promise for professional attainment in health care or related fields. Candidates are also required to complete the online application, which must include information outlining career interests and future goals.

Selection as an Associate Member provides a unique opportunity for aspiring health professionals to become more involved in issues relevant to the health of the public.

Associate Membership Application »

Become a Student Member

Graduate students in health-related fields including, but not limited to, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, public administration, nursing, social work and public health, are eligible to apply for Student Membership in The New York Academy of Medicine.

Candidates for Student Membership should have clear potential for the pursuit of distinguished careers in health, medicine, health science, or related areas, particularly in affiliation with a college, university, hospital, community organization, or recognized institution engaged in such work. Applying to become a Student Member requires the completion of the online application and a letter from the student's school confirming that they are a current student in good standing. Often the letter comes from the Office of the Registrar.

Selection as a Student Member provides a unique opportunity for aspiring health professionals to become more involved in issues relevant to the health of the public.

Student Membership Application »