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. You also gain access to an array of up-to-date clinical resources valued at more than $2,500 a year — and get exclusive discounts on clinical tools and software, business services, cell service, travel, and more. Save, learn and have your voice heard on some of the most critical health topics facing our country, all by becoming a member of the CMA.

Join or renew today

It’s easy to become a CMA member or renew your existing membership. And starting in 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. Today, members are driving equally important national dialogue on cannabis legalization, opioid prescribing, physician wellness, medical assistance in dying and other significant health issues. 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 complimentary access to an extensive collection of current clinical resources as a CMA member. Through our subsidiary, CMA Joule, you get access to:

Medical journals, textbooks and more

  • Over 1,000 textbooks and 600 full-text journals, images and videos across more than 30 medical specialities through ClinicalKey®
  • Over 1,200 evidence-based Canadian clinical practice guidelines through CPG Infobase
  • Large databases of electronic medical journals and textbooks
  • Peer reviewed medical journals, guides, magazines and custom e-publications through CMA Joule Publications
  • Canada’s leading general medical journal, CMAJ — CMA members now receive 50% discount on print word classified ads.

Clinical summaries and apps

  • Evidence-based point-of-care summaries through DynaMed Online — updated daily and accessible anywhere with the DynaMed Mobile app
  • Point-of-care tools including clinical summaries and abstracts through Essential Evidence Plus
  • Daily email summaries of the latest clinical studies through POEMs by Essential Evidence Plus
  • Clinical research summaries through InfoPratique, a biweekly email (French only) created at Université Laval 
  • Current Canadian drug information through CPS Web — accessible anywhere with the CPS Mobile app

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 leading products and services

Get exclusive CMA member discounts on brand-name products and services for your practice, your business and your family.

Please note ​that the ​CMA/1-800Members Discount Program (which included, Grand & Toy, InterCall, Lenovo and UPS) is no longer available. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information, please contact the Member Service Centre at or by calling 1-888-855-2555 Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM


Enjoy exclusive rates for TELUS services.

GoodLife/Énergie Cardio

Enjoy discounted membership rates at GoodLife/Énergie Cardio.



Save on car rentals from Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental. 


Subscribe to this evidence-based, physician-authored resource for less.

VIA Rail

Get a discount when you book train tickets and accumulate points toward free trips.


Get a discount on job postings at

Mercedes-Benz Canada

Get incentives on special-offer Mercedes-Benz vehicles. 

Audi Canada

A preferred incentive on Audi vehicles.


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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