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Full Members may be listed in the Academy's patient referral service and have access to all Academy services. Full members receive a formal certificate recognizing their level of training and experience.

Full Membership

To qualify for this voting category, a person must fulfill all three of the following requirements:

  • Are active MDs, DOs, DPMs or DDSs in the United States or Canada;
  • Have completed a minimum of 220 hours of formal training in Medical Acupuncture (120 hours didactic, 100 hours clinical), or the equivalent in an apprenticeship program acceptable to the Membership Committee;
  • Engaged in the practice of medical acupuncture.
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Active Duty Military Medical Personnel

This category of membership offers Practice level membership at a discounted dues level for Active Duty Military personnel with at least 200 hours of formal acupuncture training. Those physicians who are currently serving on Active Duty with the US military who meet the requirements for Associate Membership, are eligible. Those who serve as active duty military personnel who do not yet meet the requirements for a Practice membership category may select Affiliate membership as set forth below. Services and benefits for Active Duty Military members will be equivalent to that of the Associate member category described above.
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Affiliate Membership

This category is available to physicians and allied health professionals with an interest in medical acupuncture but are not eligible for Full Membership. Affiliate Members receive modest discounts in workshop and conference fees but are not eligible for online discounts for books, tapes and other products.  Affiliate members have access to the "Members Only" area of the Academy website for on-line access to the Journal, research reports and peer discussions.  Affiliate members are not eligible to participate in the Academy's Patient Referral program. 

  • Physicians, dentists, podiatrists and veterinarians licensed in the US and Canada with an interest in medical acupuncture
  • Physicians trained and licensed in other countries but practicing in the US as licensed acupuncturists.
  • Physician assistants, nurse practitioners and nurse anesthetists with appropriate medical acupuncture training who are active duty military or are licensed to practice acupuncture in their state.
  • Persons with a graduate research degree (PhD or EdD) with an interest in medical acupuncture.
  • Physicians who have substantially retired from the practice of medicine or from the practice of medical acupuncture.

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International Affiliate Members

Physicians with an interest in acupuncture who are practicing in countries outside the United States and Canada may become International Affiliate Members. International Affiliate members have the same member benefits as the domestic Affiliate members have.  No special training or experience requirements need be met.  Where the qualifications for Associate and Full Membership are met, medical acupuncturists practicing outside the United States and Canada may be included in the patient referral program though they will remain Affiliate Members.
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Resident/Student Membership

Student Membership is available to full-time fellows, residents and medical students enrolled in a recognized medical school training programs who have an interest in medical acupuncture and the programs of the Academy. No special training or experience is required. However, verification of student status at an appropriate institution is required.

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