Membership FAQs

You can join online by clicking here anytime through our secure Web site, or you can contact SFMMS Membership Department at (415) 561-0850 x200 or email membership@sfmms.org.

Membership in the SFMMS is open to:

  • Physicians who live and/or work within the City and County of San Francisco or the County of Marin, who possess a U.S. doctor of medicine degree (MD) or doctor of osteopathic medicine (DO), or a recognized international equivalent.
  • Resident physicians who are attending an accredited residency or fellowship program in San Francisco.
  • UCSF medical students.

In addition to being part of the preeminent physician organization championing the cause of San Francisco and Marin physicians and their patients, as a SFMMS member you have access to benefits and programs designed to fit your needs at every stage of your career. Check the Member Benefits section to learn more about the benefits of SFMMS membership.

No, we are a unified association, and you must also belong to CMA to be a member of SFMMS. We believe the key to our organization’s strength is its excellent collaborative relationships with CMA and other county chapters.

Regular Active (Practicing Physicians): $560 + CMA dues, annually.
Physicians who have earned their doctor of medicine or doctor of osteopathy degree and are residing in and practicing in the United States.

Government Employed: $334 + CMA dues, annually.

Semi-retired Physician: $280 + CMA dues, annually.
Physicians ages 65 or older and are working 1-20 hours per week.

Retired Physician: Complimentary membership.
Physicians of any age who are fully retired from the practice of medicine.

Resident: Complimentary membership for all physicians enrolled in accredited medical training or fellowship programs in San Francisco.

Medical Student: Complimentary membership for UCSF medical students; no dues are assessed for the duration of medical school.

Dues Class 2019 SFMMS Dues 2019 CMA Dues Total
Regular Active $560 $642 $1,202
Government Employed* $334 $352 $686
Resident Membership is complimentary; no dues are assessed for the duration of residency/fellowship program enrollment.
Medical Student Membership is complimentary; no dues are assessed for the duration of medical school.
*To be eligible for Government Employed membership category, the physician must receive 50% of annual compensation from a county, state, or federal employer.

Non-discounted annual dues are $1,202, which includes $642 CMA dues and $560 SFMMS dues. A 5% early bird discount is available when renewing annual dues by December 15th of each preceding year.

Dues discounts are available for qualifying physicians. SFMMS/CMA currently offers the following discounts. To determine your eligibility, or to request a membership classification change, please contact SFMMS at (415) 561-0850, x200.

  • Government-employed (e.g., SFDPH and ZSFGH physicians)
  • Age 65 years or older and work 20 hours a week or less
  • Financial hardship

SFMMS accepts payment by check, Visa, Mastercard, and American Express credit cards. There are three options available to members to submit dues payments. You can remit a lump-sum payment, set up an automatic annual renewal, or initiate a monthly installment plan with a credit card. To sign up for automatic renewal or the monthly installment plan, contact SFMMS at (415) 561-0850 x200.

SFMMS and CMA dues are not deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes, but may be partially deductible as a business expense. 34% of your dues for 2018 cannot be deducted as a business expense for federal income tax purposes.

Certain pages on the SFMMS Web site is available exclusively to our members, and require a username and password for access. These pages contain information or tools that are part of the benefit of membership. Members-only pages are often designated with an icon. 

You may change your information in three ways: 

  1. Update your information online by using the online submission form
  2. Email your changes to membership@sfmms.org
  3. Contact the SFMMS Membership Department at (415) 561-0850 x200

Members with questions about membership benefits and services can contact the SFMMS Membership Department at (415) 561-0850 or email membership@sfmms.org.

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I am a SFMS member because I believe—when I joined SFMS as a new doctor 25 years ago, and still believe now—that physicians need the advocacy of organized medicine to represent them and their patients with insurance companies, legislators, and public policy. The SFMS has often led the way with health initiatives that benefit our patients and our profession.

Toni Brayer, MDCEO of Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation