The ACCMA and California Medical Association (CMA) are your local and state professional associations, unified in promoting the ethics and standards of the medical profession, improving the public health and representing the interests of physicians and patients. Our ability to continue meeting the needs of the medical profession in the future depends on your active involvement as part of the next generation of physicians. We offer complimentary membership to medical students and residents, and provide a number of membership benefits just for students and residents.
In recognition of the limited funding available to most residents, ACCMA and CMA membership is offered on a complimentary basis for the duration of your medical training. This is made possible by a scholarship fund that was created from donations made by scores of physicians who recognize the importance of your involvement. To qualify, you must be in an intern, resident or fellow in an ACGME accredited training program in Alameda or Contra Costa counties, specifically programs affiliated with Alameda County Medical Center, Children's Hospital Oakland, Contra Costa Regional Medical Center, and Kaiser Oakland.
For residents who do have some time and interest in getting more involved, there are a number of ways residents can get involved in the ACCMA and CMA. Here are just a few examples specifically suited for residents:
Host a Presentation: The ACCMA welcomes opportunities to make presentations at noon grand rounds programs on health care policy and public health topics. With access to many of the top health care policy experts over 3,100 physician members of all specialties, the ACCMA can be a great source for speakers. If you would like to arrange a presentation for your program, please contact the ACCMA.