Membership Benefits

As an ACPA Member, you become part of a community of Cameroonian physicians and other healthcare professionals dedicated to improving health care in the US and in Cameroon, eliminating healthcare disparities, and advancing your careers as leaders for our community – whether in private practice, academia, administration or in public service.

Membership Types

Regular Membership in the Association shall be open to all physicians of Cameroonian heritage, physicians married to Cameroonians, physicians who are naturalized citizens of Cameroon, practicing, teaching or otherwise engaged in the medical profession in the United States of America and Canada.

  • All Regular Members must have completed residency and/or fellowship and are Board Certified by their respective specialty boards in the United States or Canada.
  • They should have an active license to practice medicine in their state/country of residence.
  • Qualified/licensed physicians with M.D., Doctor of Medicine Degree; M.B. and B.S., Bachelor of Medicine & Bachelor of Surgery Degree; D.O., Doctor of Osteopathy Degree are eligible

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Associate/Resident Membership in the Association shall be open to all physicians of Cameroonian heritage, physicians married to Cameroonians, physicians who are naturalized citizens of Cameroon who are who are currently undergoing training as interns, residents, and fellows in the United States or Canada.

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  • This category is also open to attending physicians who have completed training and are board eligible but not yet board certified in their specialty.
  • It is also open to physicians who have completed medical school and are yet to start residency.
  • Associate members shall have all the rights of full members except the right to hold elective office

Student Membership in the Association shall be open to all persons of Cameroonian heritage, married to Cameroonians, or naturalized citizens of Cameroon who are medical students in Accredited Medical Schools in the United States, Canada or Affiliate US Medical Schools in the Caribbean. Student members shall have an observatory status in the association. They shall not have a right to make motions, vote, or hold elective office.

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Affiliate Membership shall be open, at the discretion of the General Assembly, to individuals of Cameroonian heritage, married to Cameroonians, or naturalized citizens of Cameroon who are in other medical or allied health professions in the United States or Canada and who do not otherwise qualify for Full, Associate or Student membership. An affiliate member shall have all the rights of full members except the right to make motions, vote or hold an elective office.

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International membership shall be open to otherwise regular, associate and affiliate members who reside in any country or territory outside of the United States of America and Canada. International membership status will be granted.

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  • Full International Membership in the Association shall be open to all other wise regular, associate and student members physicians of Cameroonian heritage or naturalized citizens of Cameroon who are practicing, teaching or otherwise engaged in the medical profession in any country or territory outside of the United States of America and Canada.

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  • Associate International Membership in the Association shall be open to all physicians of Cameroonian heritage or naturalized citizens of Cameroon who are currently undergoing training as interns, residents, and fellows in any country or territory outside of the United States and Canada.
  • International Student Membership in the Association shall be open to all individuals of Cameroonian heritage or naturalized citizens of Cameroon who are medical students currently enrolled in a Medical School in any country or territory outside of the United States, Canada or Affiliate US Medical Schools in the Caribbean.
  • An International membership shall be maintained by regular payment of annual membership dues.
  • Other individuals residing outside of the United States or Canada who desire membership may be granted International membership status at the discretion of the Board of Directors. They shall have the same citizenship requirements as full members.
  • An International member shall have all the rights of a regular member except the right to make motions, vote or hold elective office.
  • There would be a special membership fee for members residing in Low and Middle Income Countries (LMICs).
  • Any member in good standing in the Association who relocates to another country outside of the US or Canada may retain his or her membership by regular payment of the annual membership dues

The Executive Council may elect as honorary members (Physicians or non physicians on the basis of position of honor or eminence in the community) persons who are not members of the medical profession or who are physicians but do not otherwise qualify for membership in the Association.

  • Honorary members shall have such privileges, as the Board of Directors shall determine.
  • Honorary members shall have all the rights of regular members except the right to make motions, vote, or hold elective office.

Association of Cameroonian Physicians in the America’s Founders’ Club membership shall be open to Full and Associate members who are pioneer members of the Association from the time of its creation until the first full year of its legal existence. Founder’s Club members receive a membership certificate, Founder’s Club membership cards, and special recognition at organization meetings and events. Founders’ Club members are required to make a minimum one-time donation of $1000 to receive the distinction.

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Resident & Associate Society

The Resident and Associate Society serve to introduce you with ACPA programs, opportunities and leadership. RAS provides you with an avenue for participation in ACPA affairs, fosters development and the use of your leadership skills in the association. It provides opportunities for your opinions and concerns as young physicians to be heard and integrated by ACPA leadership.

You can become a RAS Member today.

Email ACPAExecutiveDirector@gmail.com for more information.

Are you applying for a U.S. residency program? Download the Electronic Residency Application Service® (ERAS®) user guide.

Review this informative guide about the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program. It provides information about eligibility requirements and steps to take to enroll in the program. Link to the AAMC Website

Find resources for residents in training that answer questions about debt management, career advancement, fellowship opportunities, and more.

Public Health Training Opportunities for Residents and Postdocs

Consider applying for a fellowship program, completing a public health degree or certificate, working with your local health department, joining a related hospital committee, or incorporating public health research into your career.

 

Membership Payment Options

Registration as a member/paying of annual dues affords you a one year membership from Jan1st to Dec 31st of the Calender year you paid in, regardless of when you pay.
 
Regular/Full Membership
Associate/Resident
Student
Affiliate
International Memberships
$350
$175
$25
$125
$50

The Membership in the Association is open to all physicians of Cameroonian heritage, physicians married to Cameroonians, physicians who are naturalized citizens of Cameroon, practicing, teaching or otherwise engaged in the medical profession in the United States of America and Canada.

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