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All memberships are renewed annually and follow the calendar year schedule. Status of membership in AAPM should reflect a current Member’s career position. Members are required to immediately submit a “Change of Status” application as their position changes to be compliant with the AAPM Code of Ethics. For further detail, please refer to section 4.0 of the Rules.

Membership Categories & Requirements - 2022

  • Full:
    Dues $488 (plus $50 application fee)
    Dues Years 1 - 4 $438 (plus $50 application fee) Full COMP Members reduced dues amount: $342

    Full Membership is open to individuals who possesses an earned graduate degree in the Physical or Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, or Engineering from a college, university or program accredited by one of the organizations recognized by the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (or its successors), or an equivalent foreign degree. Applicants must be engaged in professional, research, or academic activity related to applications of physics in medicine and biology.

  • Associate:
    Dues $488 (plus $50 application fee)
    Associate Membership may be held by individuals who are interested in the application of physics to medicine and biology and in the purposes of this corporation, but who are ineligible for Full Membership.
    Associate Membership is appropriate for those individuals employed as a Medical Physics Assistant, as defined by the AAPM. Associate Members employed as Medical Physicist Assistants (MPA) shall provide attestation, every three years from a supervising QMP, that they are eligible for continuation of Associate Membership.

  • Corresponding:
    Dues $195* (plus $50 application fee)
    (electronic Medical Physics Journal only)
    Corresponding Membership is open to those scientists or engineers residing outside North America who qualify for, but are not interested in, Full membership. A Corresponding Member shall not be a permanent resident of the United States, or a temporary resident for more than six months.
    *Paper copy of the Medical Physics Journal is available for an additional $130 per year

  • Resident:
    Dues $146 (plus $50 application fee)
    Resident Membership is open to Residents in CAMPEP Accredited Residency Programs. Individuals shall be a Resident and shall provide an annual attestation from a program director of a CAMPEP Accredited Residency Program that they are currently eligible for Resident Membership on that basis.

  • Junior:
    Dues $146 (plus $50 application fee)
    Individuals shall be a Post-doctoral Student, a Resident in a Non-CAMPEP accredited program, or Fellow on a full- or part-time basis in a medical physics training program and shall provide an annual attestation from a Full Member of the Association that they are currently eligible for Junior Membership on that basis.

  • Student:
    Dues $49 (plus $25 application fee)
    Dues Waived 1st Year (Undergraduate)
    The individual shall be an Undergraduate or Graduate Student on a full- or part-time basis who is enrolled in a degree program in the Physical or Biological Sciences, Computer Sciences, Mathematical Sciences, or Engineering (which may include a work-study program) at an accredited college or university who has an interest in applications of physics in medicine and biology and who is not otherwise employed in the applications of physics in medicine and biology. Students shall provide annual attestation from their program director that they are currently eligible for Student Membership.

  • Emeritus:
    Dues $0*
    Emeritus membership is intended for members who have completed a career in medical physics and have retired from the field of medical physics. Applicants must have been a Full or Associate member of AAPM for 10+ consecutive years and be over the age of 55.
    *Paper copy of the Medical Physics Journal is available for an additional $65 per year

  • Emeritus Associate:
    Dues $0*
    Emeritus membership is intended for members who have completed a career in medical physics and have retired from the field of medical physics. Applicants must have been an Associate member of AAPM for 10+ consecutive years and be over the age of 55.
    *Paper copy of the Medical Physics Journal is available for an additional $65 per year

Affiliate Categories & Requirements - 2022

  • International Affiliate
    Dues $49 (plus $50 application fee)
    (electronic Medical Physics Journal only)
    International Affiliation is open to those Medical Physicists residing in developing countries, who are interested in the Association but who do not meet the degree requirements for membership or who are unable to obtain required letters of support for membership.
    *Paper copy of the Medical Physics Journal is available for an additional $130 per year

  • Professional Affiliate:
    Dues $195 (plus $50 application fee)
    (electronic Medical Physics Journal only)
    Professional Affiliate is open to individuals who are members of professional societies that are related to the radiological sciences, but are not eligible for Student, Junior, Resident, or Full membership.
    *Paper copy of the Medical Physics Journal is available for an additional $130 per year