Affiliation with the Academy through one of our four levels of Fellowship and Membership provides benefits at both the personal and professional levels and offers a variety of engagement opportunities of interest to individuals at all career levels. 

Benefits include the following:


The professional recognition of becoming a Fellow or Member of the Academy and being elected by your peers from across the professions affecting health


Unique opportunities to demonstrate leadership skills and gain visibility amongst peers, the public and urban health community, and even the media.


The opportunity to network with leading clinicians, researchers, and educators in your discipline, other disciplines of interest, and the community of health and health care practitioners interested in improving health in New York and beyond, including at Fellows events, receptions, and through the Academy’s private LinkedIn group for Fellows and Members


Participation in the Academy’s discipline-specific and interdisciplinary Sections and workgroups, with continuing medical education opportunities and discussion forums


Free or discounted admission to over 70 engaging, cross-discipline events every year, including exclusive Fellows-only events

Access to Special Resources

Access to the Academy’s world-renowned medical Library and rare book collection with in-depth reference assistance, online searches, photocopy and document delivery services, and borrowing privileges.

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Professional Promotion

Opportunities to showcase recent personal publications at “Author’s Night” events and to have your accomplishments listed in the Insider, the Academy's monthly e-newsletter for Fellows and Members


A platform for making lasting contributions in your field and contributing to the improvement of health in cities locally, nationally, and around the globe


Subscription to the quarterly Journal of Urban Health: Bulletin of The New York Academy of Medicine, a peer-reviewed journal addresses important changes in patterns of disease in urban populations from clinical and multidisciplinary research and policy perspectives.


New - Discounted Membership to the Royal Society of Medicine 

Discounted overseas membership to the Royal Society of Medicine. View the benefits and application here