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APSA is a home for all students interested in the physician-scientist career pathway. If you are pursuing an MD, DO, DVM, or VDM degree and you are already committed to or interested in learning more about how to integrate research into your clinical career, then APSA is an outstanding resource and we hope that you will join! Click here to read about the many benefits of being an APSA member.

APSA is strongly committed to supporting the development of physician-scientists from all training backgrounds. Whether it be MD, MD/PhD, DO, DO/PhD, DVM, DVM/PhD, VMD, VMD/PhD, and many more, we welcome anyone and everyone to join us in our mission to address the needs of physician-scientist trainees. With this in mind, we are excited to announce our new membership requirements! We are proud to open our membership to anyone "aspiring to be a physician-scientist". Beginning now, any physician-scientist trainee at the medical student level or above is eligible for full membership. Participation in a dual-degree program is not a prerequisite to be a physician-scientist, and in fact, physician-scientists who do not hold a research doctorate such as a PhD make up over 3/4 of the membership of the ASCI and AAP, the premier honor societies for physician-scientists. APSA is proud to be the voice of ALL physician-scientist trainees, regardless of training path.

Education Level

MD/PhD Trainee

DO/PhD Trainee

DVM/PhD or VMD/PhD Trainee

MD Trainee

DO Trainee

DVM or VMD Trainee




1 year: $25

5 years: $85 (32% discount)

8 years: $125 (37.5% discount)

Education Level
Medical school graduates not currently in a medical residency / fellowship training program or a postdoctoral fellowship

≤ 5 years out of training: $62/yr.

> 5 years out of training: $125/yr.

Lifetime: $1,000 one time fee.

Education Level

Premedical undergraduate students

Individuals not yet enrolled in medical school

Anyone who does not fit the requirements of Full Membership or Emeritus Membership


Undergraduates: $12/yr.

Others: $25/yr.

Memberships purchased by an institution that allows a bulk of trainees at your institution to access the benefits of APSA membership at an outstanding price.

Please visit the Institutional Membership page to learn more about Institutional Memberships and why they are a great option for you!

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