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RAM Membership Categories

The Richmond Academy is proud to have nearly 2,300 members in seven different membership categories. Our members represent more than 75 specialties.

Active Members: (Dues ~ $350 annually) Our Active members make up our largest membership category comprising of nearly 2,000 physicians and growing everyday! An active member must be: (1) a doctor of medicine or osteopathy licensed to practice that profession in Virginia, residing or practicing in the Richmond metro area; provided, however, that a doctor of medicine or osteopathy may, subject to the approval of the Membership Committee, hold active membership without an active license if fully retired from practice; (2) a doctor in public health work under the federal, state, city or county government in the Richmond metro area; or (3) a doctor of medicine engaged exclusively in the teaching of medicine, hospital or health administration.

Life Members: (Dues ~ $50 annually) Life members are active members who (1) have reached the age of 60, (2) have been members of the Academy for at least fifteen prior consecutive years; and (3) are retired from the practice of medicine. Dues for all Life members shall be set according to Article II, Section 12 of these Bylaws. Life members shall enjoy all privileges of active membership, but they shall not have the right to hold elective office. Members granted Life membership prior to the effective date of these Bylaws shall retain Life membership status, but subject to the rights and limitations of Life membership stated in these Bylaws.

Associate Members: (Dues ~ $350 annually) An Associate member is: (1) a physician who lives within the Richmond metro area but is otherwise not eligible for active membership, or (2) a licensed midā€level practitioner residing in the Richmond metro area. Associate members shall have the right to serve on committees, attend meetings of the membership and participate in all programs and services of the Academy, but they shall not have the right to hold elective office or to vote.

Courtesy Members: (Dues ~ $30 annually) A Courtesy member is an intern, resident or fellow enrolled in an approved training program within the Richmond metro area. Courtesy members shall have the right to serve on committees, attend meetings of the membership and participate in all programs and services of the Academy, but they shall not have the right to hold elective office or to vote.

Student Members: (Dues ~ $20 annually) RAM began allowing medical students to join in 1998. Medical Student members are Year 1 to Year 4 medical students enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine. Medical Student membership shall terminate automatically when the member graduates from medical school or when the member is no longer enrolled in Virginia Commonwealth University, School of Medicine. Medical Student members shall have the right to serve on committees, attend meetings of the membership and participate in all programs and services of the Academy, but they shall not have the right to hold elective office or to vote.

Nonresident Members: (Dues ~ $50 annually) Nonresident members are physicians who are eligible for active membership but who reside in an area beyond Richmond metro area. Nonresident members shall have the right to serve on committees, attend meetings of the membership and participate in all programs and services of the Academy, but they shall not have the right to hold elective office or to vote.

Honorary Members: Honorary members shall be of eminent attainments in the medical profession or in the allied sciences. Honorary members may be nominated by the Board of Trustees and may also be nominated in writing by two or more members of the Academy to the Board of Trustees which, upon unanimous vote, shall recommend the nominees to the Academy membership for election. Honorary members shall be exempt from payment of all dues and shall enjoy all the privileges of active members, but they shall not have the right to hold elective office or to vote.

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10/2/2014
RAM Member Social at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery

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Lunch on Tuesday: The Faces of Transplantation

11/11/2014
RAM General Meeting: The Future Physician Work Force