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Full Members enjoy all of the benefits of Academy membership including receiving the bi-monthly Medical Acupuncture Journal, access to the on-line archive of past issues of the Journal, the periodic Academy newsletter, exclusive opportunity to participate in the Patient Referral program, discounted prices on books, tapes and other products and services. Full members have access to the "Members Only" area of the Academy website for on-line access to the Journal, research reports and peer group discussions.   Full members have a vote in the affairs of the Academy and receive a formal certificate recognizing their level of training and experience. 

Full Membership

To qualify for this Full Membership, a person must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Be an active, licensed MD, DOs, DPM or DDS in the United States or Canada;
  • Be engaged in the practice of medical acupuncture.
  • Have completed a minimum of 220 hours of formal training in Medical Acupuncture (120 hours didactic, 100 hours clinical), or the equivalent, in an educational program acceptable to the Membership Committee;
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Active Duty Military Medical Personnel

This category of membership offers Full membership at a discounted dues level for Active Duty Military personnel with at least 220 hours of formal acupuncture training. MDs, DOs, DPMs and DDSs who are currently serving on Active Duty with the US military who meet the acupuncture education requirements are eligible. Services and benefits for Active Duty Military members will be equivalent to that of the Full member described above.
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Affiliate Membership

This category is available to physicians and allied health professionals with an interest in medical acupuncture who 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. 

Affiliate membership is available to the following practititioners:

  • Physicians, dentists, podiatrists and veterinarians licensed in the US or Canada who have an interest in medical acupuncture
  • Physicians, MDs or DOs,  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, are practicing in VA or DOD facilities and institutions or are licensed to practice acupuncture in their state.
  • Physicians who have substantially retired from the practice of medicine or from the practice of medical acupuncture.
  • Persons with a graduate research degree (PhD or EdD) with an interest in medical acupuncture.

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International Affiliate Members

International Affiliate Membership is available for physicians with an interest in acupuncture who are practicing in countries outside the United States and Canada. International Affiliate members have the same member benefits as the domestic Affiliate members.  No special acupuncture training or experience requirements need be met.  Where the qualifications for 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.  Student members have the same benefits of membership as the Affiliate members at a discounted cost.

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