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Membership

AFMR's diverse membership positions it as one of the few organizations that bridges basic and patient-oriented research in multiple medical disciplines. AFMR members are scientists engaged in original research in clinical and laboratory medicine. As benefits of membership, all AFMR members receive:

  • A complimentary print and online subscription to the Journal of Investigative Medicine, the AFMR’s official journal. In addition, AFMR members are exempt from page charges in JIM.
  • Discount on the fee to publish High Impact Case Reports in the Journal of Investigative Medicine High Impact Case Reports.
  • Reduced registration fees at AFMR Regional and National Meetings, as well as for Translational Science, which is co-sponsored by the AFMR.
  • Eligibility to participate on the AFMR national and regional councils and committees and the opportunity to participate on FASEB subcommittees.
  • Opportunity to apply for a series of Awards - including the AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award, Junior Physician Investigator Awards, the Henry Christian Awards, and AFMR Regional Scholar Awards
  • Opportunity to present work at the Regional Meetings as well as to present symposia at Experimental Biology each year - a forum for translational research. The AFMR supports participation in selected symposia and reimburses speaker expenses.
  • A dedicated Members’ Only area on the AFMR website where members can update their records, access the journal, seek information on other AFMR members, and obtain important grant and career information
  • Advocacy on behalf of medical investigators and researchers - the AFMR is a member of FASEB and Research!America which strengthens the AFMR’s public policy efforts.
AFMR programs offer members many opportunities to network with other clinician-scientists within their chosen field. Join today and become a part of the organization devoted to the best interests of you - the modern day medical researcher.

There are five categories of membership as well as Departmental/Group Membership:
Active, Associate, and Student, Emeritus and Honorary.

Download and print application form ( 186k)

Active Member
Active members are individuals who have completed a meritorious investigation in any area of medical research, in most instances including publication. Active members are eligible to vote in national and regional elections and to hold office.


Associate (Trainee) Members
Associate members are individuals who have held a doctoral level degree for fewer than six years, who are in training, and/or who do not qualify for active membership. Upon completion of training or at the end of six years an associate member is eligible for active membership.


Student Members
Student members are medical school students pursuing a career in investigative medicine and clinical research.


Emeritus Members
An active member who has passed his/her 65th birthday may become an emeritus member upon written request, admin@afmr.org.


Honorary Members
Honorary Members shall be former presidents of the AFMR or professionals in any field related to medicine who have displayed all of the following: (1) excellence in medical education, including research/clinical, translational or basic science, (2) performed service to the AFMR and (3) have acted as mentors. Honorary members will be eligible to serve on committees but not hold officer positions. Honorary members shall not pay dues. A letter of application requesting honorary membership must be accompanied by the candidate’s CV and a letter from an Active or Senior member of the AFMR that describes the candidate’s ethical, professional, and personal qualifications, including documentation of mentoring. Submit your nomination, admin@afmr.org.


Departmental/Group Membership
The AFMR offers two types of Departmental/Group membership.
Tier 1 provides 10 memberships, a 10% discount off subsequent memberships, a subscription to the Journal of Investigative Medicine for each Departmental/Group member, and one complimentary job listing in JIM's "Positions Available in Medical School Facilities" page. Tier 1 membership is $1800 – a cost savings of $45 per member compared to regular AFMR active membership.
Tier 2 Departmental/Group membership provides 5 memberships, a 10% discount off subsequent memberships, a subscription to the Journal of Investigative Medicine for each Departmental/Group member, and one complimentary job listing in JIM's "Positions Available in Medical School Facilities" page. Tier 2 membership is $950 – a cost savings of $35 per member compared to regular AFMR active membership.

Tier 1

Tier 2

Departmental/Group Membership Form