Canadian Medical Association

CMA members have been shaping Canadian health care for more than 150 years. That opportunity to advocate for change — on a national level — is just one of the many benefits membership brings.

Join or renew today

It’s easy to become a CMA member or renew your existing membership. And since 2019, membership is free for students, residents and retired physicians. Want to learn more about membership fees? Get the details you need here

Questions about CMA membership?

Contact our CMA Member Service Centre at or toll-free at 1-888-855-2555 (weekdays from 8 am to 8 pm ET). We also have a convenient online request form.

Be heard. Have an impact. Make a difference.

Become part of a legacy of advocating for positive change in Canadian health care. Thanks in part to the awareness-raising efforts of CMA members, the CMA has been part of many historic health care changes, including the dramatic drop in Canadians’ tobacco use, the establishment of RRSPs, and the creation of the Canadian Cancer Society. Through the CMA, physicians across the country have a platform to connect and engage with each other on health and professional topics that matter to them.

What will you do as a CMA member?

Keep your knowledge up to date

Take advantage of access to an extensive collection of current clinical resources as a CMA member.

Medical journals, textbooks and more

Clinical summaries and apps

Other useful resources

  • Help finding answers to clinical questions and tips for effective searching through the Ask a Librarian service
  • Guidance on how to evaluate a patient’s medical fitness to operate motor vehicles from the CMA Driver’s Guide
  • Save on a subscription to Up to Date, an evidence-based, physician-authored resource

Other discounts on transportation and phone plans are no longer available.

Take care of your financial health

We’re proud to partner with, MD Financial Management, Canada’s only national financial services firm exclusively dedicated to the financial health of Canada’s physicians.


MD Financial Management provides financial products and services, the MD Family of Funds and investment counselling services through the MD Group of Companies. For a detailed list of these companies, visit

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