Different Membership Categories
A physician who is a regular, active member with no unusual membership type.
Resident Physician Member:
A physician who is a resident member.
Medical Student Member:
An individual who is a medical student.
A physician who is retired.
A physician who is a member of more than one county medical society. An affiliate member would have his or her primary CMA membership with another county in California and would also be a member of SDCMS.
A physician with an out-of-state medical license who therefore qualifies for a special discount membership. An associate member cannot have a valid California medical license.
A physician who receives at least 50% of his or her salary from government.
Leave of Absence Member:
A physician who requests and is granted a special leave-of-absence membership due to illness, maternity, etc.
Member on Probation:
A physician who was a member when the Medical Board of California placed him or her on probation.