Why Join AAIP?
Since 1971 the Association of American Indian Physicians (AAIP) has supported the recruitment of American Indian and Alaska Natives into health professions. As AAIP members, more than 412 American Indian/Alaskan Native residents, licensed or retired Allopathic or Osteopathic physicians, express their commitment to pursuing excellence in Native American health care by promoting education in the medical disciplines, honoring traditional healing principles and restoring the balance of mind, body, and spirit.
Membership in AAIP offers a vast pool of opportunities for career growth through networking with other Native physicians across the country as well as opportunities to support future generations of Native health care providers by serving as role models for a variety of AAIP student programs.
As an added value Association of American Indian Physicians members also have exclusive access to our new online member community! Our new member-centric website offers personal member profiles, member directory, events, news, blogs, photo galleries, social networking, and so much more. Most importantly, our community creates a safe secure environment for connecting with fellow members and keeping in touch with over 380 member physicians from our organization. We encourage you to join, build a profile and explore the new online membership directory.
Frequently Asked Questions
Become an AAIP member today. Joining is easy. Review the eligibility information listed below then decide which membership category is appropriate for you.
Membership in AAIP is open to:
American Indian/Alaskan Native Physicians and Residents who are licensed or formerly licensed or retired allopathic or osteopathic physician in good standing with their licensure agency, who identifies and holds himself or herself out as an American Indian, or Alaska Native.
Membership is organized into the following four categories:
AAIP Standard Membership – Any individual who is an allopathic or osteopathic physician and who is able to provide acceptable verification or proof of American Indian/Alaska Native heritage or ancestry will have standard membership and full voting privileges.
AAIP Associate Membership – Any individual who is an allopathic or osteopathic physician who is unable to provide acceptable verification or proof of American Indian/Alaska Native heritage or ancestry or not of American Indian/Alaska Native heritage or ancestry is eligible to become an Associate Member.
AAIP Honorary Membership – Any person who supports the mission of the Association who has distinguished himself or herself in an American Indian or Alaska Native health field or related health profession is eligible to be an Honorary Member.
AAIP Supporting Membership – Any person or entity who supports the mission and purposes of the Association, and who provides significant financial support to the Association is eligible to be a Supporting Member.
Full Member Physicians
Annual membership $250
Annual resident/fellow membership (all residents/fellows) $25 – first year membership is free
Fully Retired $50
Associate Member Physicians
Annual membership $175
Annual Resident (all residents/fellows) $25 – first year membership is free
Because AAIP is a 501(c)(3) organization, dues are deductible as a charitable contribution for federal income tax purposes.