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PRACTICE MEMBERS

Physicians (MDs and DOs) practicing acupuncture may apply for these categories of Practice Membership. Practice Members may be listed in the Academy's patient referral service and have access to all Academy services. Practice members receive a formal certificate recognizing their level of training and experience.

Full Membership

To qualify for this voting category, a physician must fulfill all three of the following requirements:
  • Possess an active MD or DO license (or equivalent) to practice medicine under US or Canadian jurisdiction;
  • 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;
  • Have two years of clinical experience practicing medical acupuncture.

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Associate Membership

This non-voting category is available to physicians with at least 200 hours of formal training, but who have not yet had at least two years of experience practicing medical acupuncture. This category of membership is also available to physicians who have two years of clinical experience practicing acupuncture, but who have not yet had sufficient hours of formal training, subject to approval by the Membership Committee. Associate Members may apply for Full Membership at any time that they have met the experience and education requirements for Full Members.
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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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NON-PRACTICE MEMBERS

Affiliate Membership

This category is available to physicians with an interest in medical acupuncture but who do not yet have sufficient formal training or experience to qualify for Associate or 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. Affiliate members may request an upgrade in membership status at any time that they have met the experience and education requirements for Associate or Full Members.
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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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